Category: Biblical Teaching

Daring to be vulnerable

Theodore Roosevelt made a speech sometimes referred to as “The Man in the Arena” at the Sorbonne in Paris, France on April 23, 1910 which I think merits remembrance. “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points our how the…

God lives as us in us

Learning to discern the truth from lies involves growing in spiritual maturity. We cannot obtain wisdom quickly, nor without much pain and suffering. It takes a lifetime of sorrow and adversity in the continual turning of our heart to God’s intentions to obtain discernment….

How Much Law Does it Take to Make Grace of No Effect?

When we add just a pinch of the law to grace, we puff up, connotating pride and self-righteousness. Under the law to any degree, the fallen sin nature that still resides in our flesh is aroused and naturally becomes prideful and judgmental. It is the unleavened believer that is humble.

Common Clay Jars

Common Clay Jars – by Jennifer Woodley      (FaithWriters.com) But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us. 2 Corinthians 4:7 (NIV). Nowadays outward appearance seems to be the main…

Christmas is for kids

Christmas season

Christmas is For Kids – Pam Ford Davis Likely you’ve heard that before; maybe you’ve been the purveyor of opinion. True, kids do count down the days till Christmas and they definitely make long wish lists. Yet, they do not hold exclusive claim to…

Will you be justified or Condemned by the Words You Speak?

Will You Be Justified or Condemned by The Words You Speak? � Michael Edwards “For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.” �Matt 12:37�NAS I believe that Christians regularly misinterpret this topic. I did for years,…

It is Friday – Spread God’s love

  “By his divine power, God has given us everything we need for living a godly life. We have received all of this by coming to know him, the one who called us to himself by means of his marvelous glory and excellence.”  …

Power of a Grateful Heart

“Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy – meditate on…

Living from Spirit-empowerment

“Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable–if anything is excellent or praiseworthy–think about such things.” Philippians 4:8 Learn to be God-conscious vs self-conscious by shifting your focus from dwelling…

Intentional Faith

I do not have to work up this type of faith for that would then be my works, my effort, my doing this in my own strength and ability; self-righteousness vs Christ righteousness.

An encouraging word for this Monday morning!

God has given us everything we need to live this faith life!   2 Peter 1: 3 “His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness.”…

Lord, take my sadness and turn it into compassion…..

Lord, take my sadness and turn it into compassion. Lord take my heaviness and turn it into caring. Lord take my weariness in hearing of this world’s tragedies and turn it into Your love. Lord, take my heart and transform it, renew it, and…

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