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Category Archives: Guidelines for living
Extending forgiveness is far more difficult for those who do not often celebrate their own forgiveness and for those who cannot confess that God is Lord of their circumstances Continue reading
It’s possible to hurt ourselves and others when we don’t deal constructively with guilt in a grace-based, future-oriented way. Continue reading
Does God speak directly to us?
Does God use inner promptings?
How do circumstances relate to God’s leading? Continue reading
Too often we focus on what God wants us to do when He is much more concerned about who we are… Continue reading
Politics, culture, and the role of law are agents of change but these means offer limited solutions to our problems. We have a deeper need that cannot be addressed through these agents of change.
Remind yourself often of these truths “If you, O Lord, kept a record of sins, O Lord, who could stand? But with you there is forgiveness.” (Psalm 131:3-4) “The Lord our God is merciful and forgiving, even though we have … Continue reading
If you are a teacher in the Church or one who influences other followers of Christ, please make sure they understand the painful reality of the tension they will experience and how torn they will feel because of God’s Spirit living in them. The Christian life is one of tension between the already and the not yet. Continue reading
Most kids could benefit from understanding these 11 general rules about real life. Continue reading
How can we make lasting changes in our lives? How can we control our emotions so that they lead to a healthy and God-honoring life? Continue reading
The devil loves to invert truth and turn it into a lie, and probably what he has been saying to you is this: “Try not to fulfill the lusts of the flesh, and then you will walk in the Spirit,” as though the latter were a reward for the former. He knows that in this way, he will keep you preoccupied with yourself, instead of being preoccupied with Christ. Victory over the flesh is not to be attained — it is to be received. Continue reading