Throughout history and in every other religion on Earth, mankind strives to be worthy of God. Every man-made religion teaches how to become good enough to merit God’s approval. That is the opposite of Christianity. Jesus Christ did all the work. It is because of Him that you are in Christ Jesus, who has become for us wisdom from God: our righteousness, holiness, and redemption (1 Corinthians 1:30). He was delivered over to death for our sins and was raised Continue reading Walking worthily — lead a life worthy of God
Here are my personal favorite and most powerful verses from a life-long love of reading the Holy Bible. I tried to narrow this list to 101 verses, I really did try, but every time I considered removing a verse it caused me to keep it and add another, so the list kept growing. And, even now, there are dozens and hundreds of verses I want to add. If I’ve forgotten your favorite or most important verse, please add it to the comments Continue reading 101 Bible Verses to Make Personal
Before all else, you must have a right relationship with Jesus Christ. Only through him can you have help for hurting marriages, only through him can you have healing of the relationship with your family, only through him can you have healing of the relationship with your children (1 Corinthians 1:26-31; 1 Corinthians 6:9-11; 2 Corinthians 5:20-21). But [Jesus Christ] told me: “My kindness is all you need. My power is strongest when you are weak.” So I will brag even more Continue reading Help for hurting marriages
God loved us when we were dead in trespasses and sins. God loved us when we were ungodly. God loved us when we were enemies. His love wasn’t conditional. He didn’t agree with us on anything!!!! For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly. For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet perhaps for a good man some would even dare to die. But God commends his love toward us, in that, Continue reading Is your love conditional?
These articles resonated with me when I first read them in 2005. I identified with wanting to protect my children from the influence of the world and we had taken some measures by home schooling my two youngest, from parts of middle school through high school, and not allowing my son to play on the basketball team in high school — something I would reconsider today in the right environment. I believe we had always had a joyful household but Continue reading Jumping Ship
In this account, the parents, of a man healed of blindness from birth, refused to answer questions about their son “because they were afraid of the Jewish leaders, who had announced that anyone saying Jesus was the Messiah would be expelled from the synagogue.” Their fear of religion had become a dangerous trap. Let’s see if we’re any different than them… The Jewish leaders still refused to believe the man had been blind and could now see, so they called Continue reading The fear of religion is a dangerous trap
Finding God Dwight L Moody gives fourteen sermons on the Way of Salvation, including such titles as “God Is Love” and “Seek the Lord.” God Is Love My text is taken from the 1st epistle of John, and it is one of those texts the world does not believe. If I could make every one in this building believe this text, I would not preach a sermon. If we all believed it, we would not need a sermon. “God is love.” It is Continue reading Finding God by Dwight L. Moody
If Useless rules and regulations are no help in conquering a person’s evil desires, then what will help. The answer is the conscience… 1) What is the conscience? The word “senses” in Hebrews 5:14 is literally “the organ of sense” and the verse describes the need to train it to discern between good and evil. As a Christian, we have the mind of Christ, which can help train “the organ of sense.” This is the conscience described throughout the New Testament… Continue reading 8 Truths About the Conscience