WHEN someone accepts Christ as their Savior, Paul wrote that they “become a new creature” (2 Cor 5:17), which is true, at least inwardly. This new Spirit regenerated inner live in our soul from the abiding presence of the Spirit now seeks to “work out your salvation” (Phil 2:12) from the inside out.
By Don Fanning UNTIL the mid-20th century the term ‘missionary’ was enviable and honorable as someone willing to give up everything in their life to carry the gospel to a tribe or an unevangelized country. Now the term in the Western church has taken on unfortunate baggage of association with paternalistic colonialism and dependency practices […]
1 Tim 6:12, Compete well for the faith and lay hold of that eternal life you were called for and made your good confession in the presence of many witnesses. THERE is a battle raging for the minds and souls of men, even though most believers are unaware of it. The language of the text comes […]
PAUL is convinced that the uniqueness and quality of the transformed life of a believer, in comparison to an unbeliever, should be as opposite as day and night. A person who is not different from an unbeliever has no message to give, and becomes a statement that Christ makes no difference in a life.
WE have a choice in life: we can attempt to do things on our own or we can join in partnership with God, petitioning His involvement in all that is done for His honor and glory.
WHY is it that prayer is always the last recourse when we have problems? Is there unconsciously something embarrassing about having to depend on prayer?
WHEN the governments convince the public that their economy depends upon everyone spending more, even if it means borrowing money that is not theirs, then foolish policies have taken over the nation.
NO one likes to pay taxes, especially when there is so much graft, payoffs, and corruption evident in government. We are only partly responsible for what happens to our taxes, but we are fully responsible for making sure we pay what we are told to pay.
WORRY is a paralyzing and debilitating mental process that cripples many believers into apathy and isolation. It can keep us from considering any serious commitment to serve the Lord locally or globally.