Tag: serve God by serving others

7 Ways to be closer to God

Children have a purity about them that is hard to find in adults.  A young heart is more open and ready to love and a young mind is more inclined to change.  One of the best ways to be closer to God is to…

Division

The apostle Paul ends the book of Romans with a discussion about division in the church.  Those Christians who were brought up with the Jewish traditions were concerned about those Christians who were not following the traditional Jewish religious rules and regulations.  Paul spends…

A Pure Heart

When the apostle Paul wrote his letter to the Christian church in Rome, there was a division between the Jews who had become followers of Jesus and the non-Jewish Gentiles who were followers of Jesus.  The Jewish Christians believed the Gentile Christians should also…

Greed

During the ministry of Jesus the religious leaders known as the Pharisees had a saying about material wealth, “Whom the Lord loves He makes rich.”  They believed wealth was an indication of God’s approval.  There are some preachers today who seem to have that…

Humility

At one point in the ministry of Jesus, the twelve apostles began to argue about which among them would be preeminent in the kingdom of heaven.  Jesus at once recognized a perfect teaching moment and began to school the apostles in the basics of…

Your Treasure

In Christ’s day, the Jewish philosophy was that those who are rich are those whom God loves.  In Deuteronomy 28, in the Old Testament, God promised to bless the Jews materially if they were obedient to His Word; and He also told them there…

Stand Up for Jesus!

“Your kingdom come; your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.”  Matthew 6:10 (NASB) If we truly want Jesus to return and His kingdom to come, we need to be much more focused on following His instructions.  We need to let…

Change

And Jesus said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.”  Matthew 18:3 (NIV) Adults tend to be set in their ways and resistant to change.  Children are open to new ideas…

The Whole Body

You don’t have to go very far in the Bible to find the phrase serve the Lord; it’s repeated more than 80 times.  When Jesus was challenged by the devil, he responded to him this way: Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Worship the Lord…

Team Effort

You don’t have to go very far in the Bible to find the phrase serve the Lord; it’s repeated more than 80 times.  When Jesus was challenged by the devil, he responded to him this way: Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Worship the Lord…