The battle between the flesh and spirit is a struggle the Christian knows all too well. It's like waging war on a decaying part of themselves, as Paul suggests in Romans. In many ways than one, he accurately describes the weight that sin has in this life. A nonbeliever will dive headfirst into sin, spiritually dead and undiscerning about the weight of their passionate desires. Our very nature is subject to God's wrath, but in His mercy He rescues and has provided a way back to Himself through Christ's atonement on the cross. This article will focus on the beginning of Ephesians 2 and being made alive in Christ.
What does it mean to be a living sacrifice? Is the Bible completely outdated in a modern world? These are only two of seemingly endless questions society asks, yet offers false answers to. The answer to the first lies in humility. We must die to self in order to live. God is clear that human nature leads to rebellion against what God has ordained as good. Since God doesn’t change, neither does His word and therefore, the Bible isn’t outdated. This article dives into being a living sacrifice for God and living life for the gratification of God’s calling over self gratification.
The greatest desire for the Christian is to fulfill the calling that God has uniquely designed for them to fulfill. Finding what that calling is could take several years of prayer after being converted and following God's direction (as it was for me) or it could be revealed quickly. However, there are several who are not believers who are wondering what their calling is and if they even have one. With the Coronavirus, this particular predicament has struck the world with full force as a wake-up call that time is limited on this earth. This article will display John MacArthur's podcast entitled "Knowing God's Will."
This life is filled with a vast variety of blessings, setbacks, successes, and failures. Yet, in the wake of this, God tells us to consider it joy when we encounter various trials for the testing of the faith produces endurance. It can be difficult (often extremely difficult) in life's many deserts to hold on to faith. Like those whose names are Joy, being named Faith hasn't made maintaining faith easy. It is an ongoing sanctification process in that area. However, the temporal turbulence of this life will be for eternal spiritual gain for those who are in Christ. We can rest assured that God's word does not return to Him void. This article will cover a devotional of James 1:2-4....
Wisdom is the foundation for which a house is built and upon it hinges Christian growth. There is worldly wisdom and Godly wisdom, one temporal and one eternal. This article will focus on a few verses from Proverbs 17 in honor of July 17, focusing on several aspects of life such as conflict, servanthood, the heart, and children.