Pleasing God, Making Disciples of Jesus Christ

Character

Christian character is the characteristics of a Christian striving to follow Christ’s example.

The Question of All Questions

LUKE 6:46 – Why do you call me ‘Lord, Lord,’ and not do what I tell you?”   THEME OF THE DAY: THE QUESTION OF ALL QUESTIONS.  In the journey of parenting, have you ever placed yourself in the futile position caused by asking the “why did you do that?” of your children?  I say, “futile position” because from a human perspective,…

The Highest Form of Motivation

EPHESIANS 1:4c-5 – In love He predestined us for adoption through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of His will.”   THEME OF THE DAY: THE HIGHEST FORM OF MOTIVATION. When the alarm sounds in the morning or our own built-in clock awakens us to the dawning of a new day, what motivates us to get up and going?  What prevents shutting…

Be Careful Of Many Words

PROVERBS 10:19 – When words are many, transgression is not lacking, but whoever restrains his lips is prudent.”   THEME OF THE DAY. BE CAREFUL OF MANY WORDS.  It is a sure thing because the Bible, and particularly, today’s scripture tells us it is a sure thing.  If we must always give an opinion in a conversation; if we must always strive…

How Will We Be Remembered?

PROVERBS 10:7 – The memory of the righteous is a blessing, but the name of the wicked will rot.”   THEME OF THE DAY. HOW WILL WE BE REMEMBERED?  It is the most important question we may ask ourselves often in life. It goes like this “When the Lord calls me to Himself, I wonder how I am going to be remembered…

Spiritual Exercise

HEBREWS 5:14 – But solid food is for the mature, for those who have their powers of discernment trained by constant practice to distinguish good from evil.”   THEME OF THE DAY: SPIRITUAL EXERCISE. We hear a lot about its value and necessity, but knowing of its value and necessity does not make it a regular activity in our lives. Knowing about…

The Christian in Conflict

EPHESIANS 6:10-12:  Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might.  Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil.   For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual…