For the modern believer, there is no other way to understand who Christ is and what he has done than by the study of Scripture. If Christ is the ultimate example of how a godly life is to be lived then it is important for the reader to study the life of Christ.
The Apostle Paul had learned to be content in his circumstances. He also expressed dissatisfaction and a desire to press on. How do we reconcile these two?
With 60% of young people walking away from the church, we must evaluate the foundation on which we build and how well we build upon it. The eternal destiny of the next generation is at stake and we cannot afford to continue with such a high failure rate. We must do better.
I read a where a social media guru recently said something to the effect of, “there are two types of people involved in social media, those who want more followers and those who are lying about it.” With the advent of social media, there is a danger in finding our validation in follower counts. Where should our validation come from?
Character is doing the right thing even when no-one is looking, yet God always sees and eventually the truth will win out. Stay the course and victory is assured.
We are commanded to love, that love is not to be conditioned upon any response. Can we do this?
It is clear from the Bible that we should not be out of balance in spiritual gifts. But is it possible to be out of balance about teaching? I think it is.
A question was raised in a comment on a previous post called Truth Whack-A-Mole. This post is in response to the comment.
When things are not to our liking, it is easy to develop a grumbling spirit. Recently two verses warned me against this; I share them here.
Paul prayed that the Philippians’ love might abound. He did not pray for busyness or programs to abound. Maybe we need to re-think our church life.