Where is Contentment Rooted? In Part One, we saw contentment as hard doctrine intersecting with real life: True contentment is not dependent on circumstances. Contentment does not envy people, places, or things. Difficult times and hard circumstances come for every believer but God promises that He will be with us, strengthening us. For the Christian, […]Read More Contentment, Part Two
Biblical Contentment What do you think about when there is absolutely nothing you must be thinking on, when your mind begins to wander? Would it be a running to do list, your next form of entertainment, your physical appearance? Who or what becomes your focus? The opposite of contentment is covetousness. Covetousness is the desire […]Read More Contentment, Part One
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 […]Read More 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 […]Read More 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 […]Read More Biblical Growth and Change, Part Five
Union With Christ Theologically speaking, nothing is more basic or central to knowing and enjoying God than union with Christ. It’s what the Bible and the heart of the Christian faith is all about. Union with Christ means that by faith alone, Christ is now our representative, whereas Adam was our previous representative. Understanding your […]Read More Biblical Growth and Change, Part Four