Disciples of Christ must not sin! “If then you were raised with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ is, sitting at the right hand of God. Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth. For you died , and your life is hidden with Christ in God … … Read moreDisciples of Christ must not sin!
What does a true messenger of God look like? To answer this question I take you to a text in which Paul describes his attitude and conduct — 1 Thessalonians 2:1-12. You should read it carefully and get to know the apostle Paul. What do we learn about Paul? What should we expect from messengers … Read moreWhat does a true messenger of God look like?
November. Gone already? The year 2022 is already approaching its conclusion. Wow. Was it as busy a year for you as it was for me? I’m sure it was. Everybody is busy. The more important question: Have I taken care of the most important things this year? Did I do the things that matter most? … Read moreNovember. Gone Already?
How important is the Bible? I believe it to be, literally, the word of God. If it is the word of God, consider the following. “God said, ‘Let there be light; and there was light’” (Genesis 1:3). Each part of the creation of this universe was accomplished by His word. When God speaks, His word … Read moreHow important is the Bible?
Is feeling guilty a good thing? Our conscience is like a thermostat for how we are measuring up to a standard of right and wrong. If our conscience is determined by God’s word it can properly commend or rebuke us and our behavior. Note Romans 2:15: “…who show the work of the law written in … Read moreIs feeling guilty a good thing?
Do you assemble with God’s people? If you read the New Testament you will quickly find all kinds of instructions about the assembly or church of God’s people. They gathered to worship God together. They gathered to edify, or build up each other. These are things each of us must do! You need to find … Read moreDo you assemble with God’s people?
Are you frustrated with this evil generation? Be patient. James 5:7-11 Therefore be patient, brethren, until the coming of the Lord. See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, waiting patiently for it until it receives the early and latter rain. You also be patient. Establish your hearts, for the coming … Read moreAre you frustrated with this evil generation? Be patient.
Do Temptations Come from Satan or from Ourselves? James 1:14 says, “each one is tempted when he is drawn away by his own desires and enticed.” Acts 5:3 asks, “why has Satan filled your heart to lie to the Holy Spirit and keep back part of the price?” Which is it? Are we tempted by our own … Read moreDo temptations come from Satan or from ourselves?
Three practical steps toward God. Read: James 1:19-22. 1. Listen. Really listen to God’s word. Do not become angry at what it tells you. Do not make excuses or argue with God’s word. Listen and accept. (v.19-20)2. Decide to put away sin. Whatever you are doing that is a violation of God’s instructions must stop. … Read moreThree practical steps toward God.
Let your conduct be worthy of the gospel of Christ. All have sinned. Nobody is worthy of heaven. Notice, however, the need for real change to happen in the lives of those who would come to Christ for salvation by grace. Paul writes to the “saints in Christ Jesus who are in Philippi” (Philippians 1:1). These … Read moreLet your conduct be worthy of the gospel of Christ.