Category: Practical Christian Living
An old teaching has been recently reinvigorated.
Its advocates claim the teaching is a "grace revolution." But many critics see it as merely a fresh spin given to the rebellious, ancient heresy of Antinomianism.
Let's agree with God about our sins that we may begin to break the cycle of sinful conduct in our lives.
The Bible clearly commands us to change our sinful ways but also makes clear that we must rely on God's strength to do so.
The battle for godliness is won or lost within. The outward acts subsequently show what has already conquered our hearts and minds.
When we encounter tribulation and distress, the promise contained in Romans 8;28 is by no means defeated because it is not a promise to keep us from those things. We take heart and rejoice in these tribulations because we know that God is using all things to bring about our eternal welfare as we become increasingly conformed to the image of Christ on our way to heavenly glory.
The New testament is filled with reminders that sanctification is of the Holy Spirit and that the life we live is one of expressing what Christ has worked into us.
God relates to His people with the tenderness of a father toward his daughter.
Christ-like love is not seen in a momentary show of emotions.
The issue of whether or not God sees all sin as the same has serious implications.
When Christians misuse the term "need" it often results in spiritual harm.
Only poor parents fail to discipline their children and God is not a poor father.
The Christian life is not just one of passively not doing wrong.
It seems clear that when the dirt comes into His house, God does not find that tolerable.
Sometimes as we face overwhelming odds and seemingly impossible situations ahead of us, it helps to look back to our own past victories.
Quietism is a passive approach to Christian living that is unscriptural and ultimately unhelpful. Scripture shows us a better way.