“If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself,
and take up his cross daily and follow Me.”
Luke 9:23; NASB
Even if you have only been a believer for a short time, you have heard or read this verse at least once. It is one of the most important concepts of the Christian life. Jesus Christ gave Himself to die on the cross for the forgiveness of our sins. We know it was His flesh alone that died that day, and that He is now living with the Father in heaven for eternity. We also know that as be...
“And put on the new self, which in the likeness of God
has been created in righteousness and holiness of the truth.”
Eph. 4:24; NASB
If someone were to ask you what you see when you look in the mirror, would you even think to say righteousness and holiness? Chances are your response would be something that had to do with your looks or personality. Whether you see something good or bad in those areas actually has nothing to do with who you are in God’s eyes. It doesn’t surprise God that you have doubts...
“Now may the God who gives perseverance and encouragement…”
Romans 15:5a; NASB
We are over 40 days into the new year and it’s time for an assessment. For those of you who made a new year’s resolution, have you implemented the change(s) you vowed to make? Statistically, less than 25% stick to their resolutions for more than 30 days and less than 8% accomplish what they resolved to do. So if you’re still on point, congratulations! But if you’re not, is it because you went into it knowing deep down that...
to which indeed you were called in one body; and be thankful.”
Col. 3:15; NASB
Think about this for a minute. Do you let the peace of Christ rule in your heart? If you have accepted Jesus as your Lord and Savior, His peace is already in your heart waiting for you to allow it to give you rest. There are some things that we all need to consider if we want to experience His peace in our everyday lives.
Paul gives us a list of some things to consider. Things su...