Are Christians doomed by deceitful heart?

Are Christians doomed to have an incurably deceitful heart that is so weak and sick that it cannot be healed?

The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it? (Jeremiah 17:9) The Hebrew word translated “desperately wicked” means to be so weak and sick that it is incurable. And it gets worse, because the word translated “heart” means the moral character of the inner man, the center of thinking and learning, the source of emotions and Continue reading Are Christians doomed by deceitful heart?

The attitude of a godly person (Philippians 2:5)

Your attitude controls your life

There is one attitude that is at the root of everything godly in every Christian. The tree that grows from this root is large and complex. And many books and articles have been written about the behavior, belief, lifestyles, and actions that are the result of this attitude. But it is even more important to go back to the very Continue reading The attitude of a godly person (Philippians 2:5)

The perspective of a successful marriage

Couples who don't have this perspective almost never have a happy successful marriage. Couples who have this perspective almost always have a happy successful marriage. It's almost a miracle.

Couples who don’t have this perspective almost never have a happy successful marriage. Couples who do have this perspective almost always have a happy successful marriage. It’s almost a miracle! My wife and I have counseled many couples, who don’t have this perspective and refuse to learn this perspective, who will never have a happy successful marriage. But we have Continue reading The perspective of a successful marriage

We walk by faith, not by sight (2 Corinthians 5:7)

We walk by faith, not by sight (2 Corinthians 5:7)

This verse does not mean we have to ignore our senses (touch, sight, hearing, smell, and taste) or turn off the intelligence of our brains, to live as good Christians. It does not mean we have to blindly, stupidly, stagger through life based on “faith” of our leaders. But you might think so based on the number of cults that Continue reading We walk by faith, not by sight (2 Corinthians 5:7)

Add to your faith (2 Peter 1:5)

We are saved by grace alone through faith alone in Jesus Christ alone. But we are not supposed to remain in the new-born baby state forever. The Bible says “add to your faith” because this pattern is intended for our lives. The Bible describes a pattern for our lives in the relationship of God the father, God the son, and Continue reading Add to your faith (2 Peter 1:5)