The Self Reflections of an Inspired Man of God
In Ephesians 3:1-13 Paul, under inspiration, gives a great deal of information about himself. And God has specifically designed us to be impacted by the example of others.
The Forgiven Forgive
Forgiveness is not a small issue in the Christian life. A person's response to being wronged is a good test to see if they've really been forgiven or not. Failure to forgive...
Our Lord’s Most Aggressive Command for Holiness
If a person is casual about their sin, they are in danger. Jesus Christ looked men directly in the eye and warned them that they will be thrown into hell unless...
People of Promise
The Christian can cling to any promise in the Bible because they belong to Jesus Christ. All of the promises of God are ours because of Him (2 Cor. 1:20).
The Life and Legacy of Jim Elliot
The life of Jim Elliot was remarkable. He was a godly young man who lived an extraordinary life, and he paid the ultimate price; his life, to bring the gospel to the unreached.
Praying to Grow in Grace
There may be many blessings we receive from going to a conference, but one of the primary blessings we need to receive is growth in graciousness and knowledge...
The Privileges of the Christian
There are great responsibilities in the Christian life, but there are also great and unspeakable privileges. The Christian has a precious Savior to trust in and to love.
Preserving Unity Through Love
Christians in America are living in a day when major emphasis is placed on right doctrine and good theology. This is good and vital, but sadly...
The Fatherhood of God
Jesus gave many radical teachings during His earthly life. One of them in particular is on the Fatherhood of God towards His children. Jesus referenced God as His/our Father...
Getting Out of the Boat
Jesus calls us to do things that we are not able to do. When He calls us to do impossible things, like step out on to water and walk, are we going to trust and obey Him?
Does John 3:16 Amaze You?
John 3:16 is one of the most well known verses in the whole Bible. The reason that verse doesn't stun people like it should is because it's rarely...
The Greatness of Jesus Christ: His Person (Part 1)
We must not neglect so great a salvation; a salvation that is so great because of the greatness of Jesus Christ. In Hebrews 1, we see multiple areas of the greatness of the person of Jesus Christ.
The Greatness of Jesus Christ: His Work (Part 2)
Our great Lord Jesus Christ went to the Cross and completed the work that was started. He made purification for our sins and then He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high.
Genuine Saving Faith
We believe in a Christ who is revealed for us in Scripture, but genuine saving faith is more than just grasping those truths intellectually.
Cultivating and Attaining Humility
Humility is a vital characteristic of the Christian life. If we would keep from falling away, and if we desire to have healthy churches, we must cultivate and attain this blessed virtue.
Pray to the Father For Others
In the last section of Ephesians 3, we get the privilege of seeing a prayer that's inspired of the Holy Spirit. Paul addressed God as his Father...
Paul, Teach Me to Pray
What can we learn from the apostle Paul's prayer in Ephesians 3? One notable thing Paul prays for is that Christ would dwell in the hearts of the Ephesians.
Christianity is Christ Dwelling in the Believer
Why does the apostle Paul pray for Christians to have things that they already have? The answer is that there's more experiential reality to be had in the Christian life.
Rooted and Grounded in the Love of Christ
When we are planted in the love that Christ has for us, it will cause us to respond with love towards Him. We greatly need to be rooted in the love of Christ so that nothing in this life can move us.
Do You Have Expectation?
If God left this in His inspired Scriptures, then we should have increased expectation that He'll give us this knowledge of Christ's love.
What is Biblical Forgiveness?
The New Man: Kind, Tender, Forgiving | As a new man in Christ, we are to freely bestow our forgiveness to those who do not deserve it; just as God...
The Rarity of Christ’s Love
Christ wants us to know the love that He has for us. But in order for us to truly comprehend and appreciate His love, we have to remember how hellish and hate...
Christ’s Love: Better than Wine (Song of Solomon Part 1)
One of the most prominent books to go to for greater light on the love of Christ in the Bible is the Song of Solomon. But is Song of Solomon an allegory or literal? How should we interpret it?
We Love Because He First Loved (Song of Solomon Part 2)
There was once a day when we saw absolutely nothing attractive in Jesus Christ. But now we see everything our soul could ever long for bound up in Him.
A Lily Among Brambles (Song of Solomon Part 3)
Although Christians may not feel it and may find it hard to believe, Christ really does view them as spotless and lovely in His sight.
But As For Me
There are quite a few Scriptures that contain the phrase, "But as for me." These verses are exemplary attitudes and resolves for Christians to have that should distinguish them from others.
Is Your Spiritual Progress Evident to All?
In the Christian life, we should be making progress that will be visible for others to see and notice. Are you making spiritual progress on your way to heaven?
What Are the Pastors’ Roles in the Church?
A biblical church is meant to be led by pastors. A church without pastors is a church without order.
Spiritual Progress: Prayer (Order & Argument)
When we pray, we ought to be able to make a case before God why He should answer our prayers. We should be able to argue and reason with God...
The Church’s Responsibility to the Pastors
Pastors have weighty responsibilities to the church; but the church and its members also have responsibilities to the pastors. What does God's Word...
Beware of False Gospels
In the days of the early church, false gospels were being brought in by false teachers. Our day is no different. Many are promoting that the Biblical gospel is incomplete...
Spiritual Progress: Giving Our Money
Jesus' parable of the unjust steward is a great rebuke to Christians. It's a sad reality that oftentimes the lost world is better at living...
Spiritual Progress: Evangelism
The spreading of the gospel is one of the most important responsibilities of the church. What are some common reasons why many churches and many Christians are slacking in their evangelism?
The Christian is Marked by Eternity
The Christian's life is one marked by eternity; they are a person who lives loosely connected to their earthly existence. The believer deals with this present world...
What is Your Beloved More Than Another Beloved
In spiritual terms, Christ has made us a beautiful garden to bear all sorts of pleasant fruit for Him. He’s making us a garden that He delights to walk in. Do you look at yourself like that, believer?
In Our Spiritual Fluctuations Christ Loves Us Still
Our love for Christ often weakens and distance comes between us and Christ. There are times we become sluggish in our walk with Him...
Filled With All the Fullness of God
What does it mean to be filled with all the fullness of God? This isn’t a made up phrase by religious mystics who don’t know the Bible.
The prayer of Paul in Ephesians 3 could be argued as being one of the most glorious prayers in the Bible... but we must go onward.
Walk Worthy of God’s Calling
We have been given an unspeakably glorious calling as Christians. But with that calling comes the weighty responsibility to make sure that...
Humility Necessary for the Christian to Work Properly
The Bible urges us to walk worthy of God's calling; one of the characteristics of a walk worthy of our calling is humility. The Bible also calls members...
Relationship Fallouts and What to Do About Them
Things that drive a wedge between you and some other soul. Things that sadly cause relationship fallouts; and let us look at what to do about these fallouts.
Christian Unity: The Foundation For Unity (Part 1)
Unity is foundational and essential to Christ's people. This was a main theme in Christ's prayer just before He went to the cross.
Christian Unity: The Practice of Our Unity (Part 2)
Jesus doesn't want us to wait until we get to heaven for His prayer for our unity to be answered. This prayer of Jesus for our unity should be the direction of our lives here and now.
Christian Unity: Consequences of Disunity (Part 3)
It's no small matter when we don't deal with the sins we commit against one another in the church. We can't afford to disrupt our unity by...