The Christian life begins with faith, but that faith must lead to spiritual growth-unless it is dead faith.
We get so comfortable in doing life, just living that we let life pass us by. At what cost? What lessons are we missing?
When we understand the gospel, we make every effort to cultivate the new life implanted when we were born again.
Let’s take a closer look this Easter at the encounter on the Emmaus Road that took place on the Monday after Easter.
“But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” Rom 5:8 nn I read a story the other day and it embodies the spirit in which we are to witness. nn A young boy 6, just shy of his seventh birthday, came to his father […]
Philippians 2:15n "that you may become blameless and harmless, children of God without fault in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world"nnI heard Ed Stetzer state Sunday that children tend to look like their parents. If you think about it, that is a true statement. […]
n“She opens her hand to the poor and reaches out her hands to the needy.”nProverbs 31:20 ESVnnThroughout Scripture God calls His people to have special concern for vulnerable groups such as the poor and the needy. Deuteronomy 15:11 “For the poor will never cease from the land; therefore I command you saying, ‘You shall open […]
I adjure you, O daughters of Jerusalem, that you not stir up or awaken love until it pleases. Who is that coming up from the wilderness, leaning on her beloved? Under the apple tree I awakened you. There your mother was in labor with you; there she who bore you was in labor. Set me […]
1 John 4:7-11 tells us "Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love. In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his […]