Category Archives: New Christian

7 resources for spiritual maturity

Spiritual growth requires looking ahead and looking back. Continue reading

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The pathetic idea of flesh trying to be holy

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

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10 essentials for followers of Christ

10 essentials for followers of Christ. Continue reading

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Truths we must learn

God wants us to feel that our way through life is rough and perplexing, so that we may learn thankfully to lean on him. Continue reading

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Teach this truth to new believers

Discipline is an unavoidable part of God’s plan for spiritual transformation. Christian discipleship should teaching about the fact that, “The Lord disciplines those he loves.” Some Christians are not experiencing spiritual growth because they don’t understand this truth.  ___ A failure to … Continue reading

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Intervention, Transformation, Relationship…

Notice the order of God’s work “I will give them an undivided heart and put a new spirit in them; I will remove from them their heart of stone and give them a heart of flesh. Then they will follow … Continue reading

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Heaven: Reserved for one group only

  Here is a sobering thought: Only the humble will go to heaven. Yes, heaven will be filled with humble people! All the proud of heart will be excluded. What a great place heaven will be! But this is sobering … Continue reading

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