Tag: Word of God

Path to Discipleship

“Then he called the crowd to him along with his disciples and said: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me.”  Mark 8:34 (NIV) It doesn’t matter if you’ve been a Christian for five minutes…

Balance

We have to find a balance in our lives regarding how we choose to spend our time.  For most of us, a large portion of our day is dedicated to our place of employment.  Another large block of time is dedicated to our family. …

Bible Study about Prayer, Hope and the Church

When you have reached the more advanced stages of your Bible study, you will want to consider a more intimate relationship with God.  The more you know God, the more you will want to be close to Him.  One area of concern for many…

Bible Study and the Miraculous

If you have not already read my blog post “How to Start Your Study of the Bible,” I suggest you begin there.  As you work your way through the Bible the most important aspect of your study will be the teachers you select to…

Followers of Jesus Christ

As followers of Jesus Christ, our sins have been forgiven through our faith in him and by the grace of God.  We have been granted an eternal life free from the evil that permeates the world we now inhabit.  What a glorious day that…

Roadmap for Christians

  Near the end of the Apostle Paul’s letter to the Romans he listed some of the things Christians should keep in mind as they go through their daily life.  It’s a roadmap for worthy Christian living.  Even though you may already be pointed…

United in Love 

  A common purpose and vision is essential for followers of Jesus Christ to achieve the work of God.  When everyone is moving in a different direction, the body of Christ is disjointed and rendered ineffective.  Together we can accomplish great things in the…

The Empty Tomb

Jesus Christ was ridiculed, horribly beaten, and nailed to a cross to die for our sins.  God, in all his wisdom, determined this to be the most graphic example of His love for us; the ultimate sacrifice.  Although fully divine, Jesus felt every stroke…

Preaching and Teaching

When Paul sent his first letter to Timothy who was serving in Ephesus, his main concern was the false teachers preaching for personal gain.  He describes them this way in chapter 6 verse 5: “people of corrupt mind, who have been robbed of the…

Learning from the Past

The book of 2 Corinthians was a difficult letter for the apostle Paul to write.  Paul started the church in Corinth and later found in floundering in its mission.  They were essentially dividing into factions led by various leaders all going in different directions…