I put my hope in all kinds of things to save me, believing they’ll somehow grant me abundant life. And when the Lord graciously steps in to remind me that He is the only way to salvation, I can become fearful. How can it really be so simple? Surely there’s something more.
Yes, I believe Christ is the only way, but then I turn around and start doing all these things to help ‘seal the deal’ of eternity for me. I want to fully surrender to Jesus, because deep down I know that only He can save. But far too often I live like I believe otherwise—as if I could add to His perfect sacrifice!
When leading a team, many leaders think about what the team does but fail to think enough about the who, the why, and the how. Wise leaders care not only about what people do but whom they serve alongside, why they serve, and how they serve. More than developing job descriptions, wise leaders develop the team in the following three ways.
Today we continue our series on the character of the Christian. We are exploring how the various character qualifications of elders are actually God’s calling on all Christians. While elders are meant to exemplify these traits, all Christians are to exhibit them. I want us to consider whether we are displaying these traits and to learn together how we can pray to have them in greater measure. Today we will consider why elders—and all Christians—must strive to live mature and humble lives.”
Easter’s empty tomb has never been and will never be old news. Everything became on Easter Sunday because of the empty tomb, because of our living Savior.The message of the resurrection is the ever-new, good news about Jesus Christ who conquered sin and death, who rose from the grave. And everything He touches becomes instantly and eternally new. Philippians 3:10 says, “My goal is to know Him and the power of His resurrection.
Women are told over and over that our emotions are a problem. The strange thing is, the Bible never says this. It says that the “heart” is deceitful, and that the “flesh” is weak, but these are not the same as emotions. According to Strong’s Concordance, the “heart” can refer to our “affective center,” but it also refers to “the capacity of moral preference, the inner self, the will, the center.” The word “flesh” also has a greater sense than our physical bodies. Both terms point to the broad truth that our entire beings are affected by sin. Emotions, mind, will, all of it.What DOES the Bible say about emotions? The funny thing is, the word “emotion” never appears in Scripture, but here is some guidance: