She will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.” All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had spoken by the prophet: “Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall call his name Immanuel” (which means, God with us).The Holy Bible:… Continue reading Holiday Blues – It’s the most wonderful time of the year, so why am I sad?
Change is Hard In Part Four, we established the Christian's union with Christ. As mentioned in Part Three, we are responsible to exert effort towards change. We approach change rightly not only for our own good, but for the glory of God. We as Christians carry the name of the Son of God. We want… Continue reading Biblical Growth and Change, Part Six
Pride is a Barrier It's vital we understand that fighting against sin is actually the pursuit of joy. Looking at it from that vantage point helps to confess and repent. We want to rid ourselves of sinful habits because then we might have joy. George Mueller writes, Nine-tenths of the difficulties are overcome when our… Continue reading Biblical Growth and Change, Part Five
The Struggle is Real When we give our lives to Jesus Christ, our eternal destinies are altered. There is a radical reordering of priorities, a new life purpose, and we have the indwelling of God's Holy Spirit. But with these new and good things we can also expect obstacles both great and small. Satan will not… Continue reading Biblical Growth and Change, Part Two
We all Need Growth and Change As believers, we have begun a new life in Jesus Christ. But similar to physical life, spiritual life must develop in a healthy way. If after careful examination you find yourself in need of growth and change, you are not alone. Read 1 Peter 2:2-3. The Christian is like… Continue reading Biblical Growth and Change, Part One
At the sound of the alarm each morning, we push back the sheets and step into our routines. Day after day we do the same things, and in short-term thinking we often expect different results. Human beings are creatures of habit, both good and bad. When we come to Jesus, we do so as sinners.… Continue reading Upcoming Series: Biblical Growth and Change