Is grace amazing or interesting? The wonder and availability of God’s grace will not move some people. Continue reading
Are we too quick to assume we’re in the wrong when we offend others? Is there a way to know which plants have not been planted by the Heavenly Father? Continue reading
Posted in Antagonists, attitudes of unity, Elders, elders in the Church, Local Church, Pharisees, Teaching of Jesus, Unity
Tagged Disunity, offending others, Pharisees, Unity in the Church
All the zeal manifested by us in discharging our duty does not put God under any obligation to us… Continue reading
While it may seem paradoxical to declare anyone blessed who is hungry and thirsty, we need to recall that these people don’t hunger and thirst for just anything. Continue reading
Jesus Reinstates Peter!
Posted in Church Leadership, Discipleship, discouraged, Doubt, Elders, elders in the Church, Failure, Jesus Christ, Life of a pastor, Pastors, Teaching of Jesus, Wisdom
What did jesus mean that God “makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust” (Matthew 5:45). Continue reading
Maybe you think you “accepted Jesus into your heart,” but you do not truly know Jesus. Continue reading
Posted in Gospel, Jesus Christ, Salvation, Security of salvation, Self-deception, Table of the Lord, Teaching of Jesus, True Christianity?, Wisdom
Tagged self-decieved, self-righteousness, True salvation, Who is Jesus?
Why does God allow perseverance in prayer to be part of our experience with Him? Prayer is an appeal to one who can do what I cannot do and what others won’t do. Continue reading
Posted in Christian life, Coming of Christ, Despair, Disciple-making, Discipleship, discouraged, Discouragement, Doubt, feeling hopeless, Following Christ, Hope?, Jesus Christ, New Christian, Parables, Prayer, Problem of evil, Spiritual disciplines, Teaching of Jesus, Wisdom
Tagged Does prayer help, giving up on prayer, how to pray, perseverance in prayer, Prayer, why doesn't God answer my prayers?
Delusional self-confidence based on self-accomplishment is not far removed from self-righteousness. It’s an insidiously deadly poison that can be… Continue reading
Posted in Attitude, Blessed by God, Christian worldview, Christianity, Church, Church Leadership, Church membership, Deception, Following Christ, God's Heart, God's Love, Gospel, Gospel-centered, Greatness, Jesus Christ, Judging others, Kingdom, Legalism, Love, Meaning of life, Mercy, Missions, Personal thoughts, Poor in spirit, Pride, purpose, Radical love, Repentance, Self esteem, Self love, Self-deception, Selfishness, Spiritual inventory, Teaching of Jesus, True Christianity?, Walking with God, Worldview
Tagged A true church, Ladociea, Pharisees, Revelation 3, Who are the true followers of Jesus?