Hmmm…it doesn’t take a long distance trip on social media these days to have feelings of anxiety and consternation involuntarily bubble up in our gut as we survey the current political landscape. Some of the blue language,attacking insults, acts of violence, and character assassinations–along with common shouts of dark concerns about the near future–all these
Every believer is called to be a builder. Every believer is called to be a manager. Every believer is called to be a marathoner. How are we to understand these spiritual analogies? How do they relate to eternal rewards?
As followers of Jesus we make choices everyday. Will we: choose to obey or stray? Will we seek first His kingdom or not? Will we regularly invest in eternal treasure or not? Will we consistently serve Jesus and others or not? What we as believers chose to do now matters forever! Scripture tells us: choose wisely.
There is a great discipleship secret that exists in many corners of the Christian community. It is the prospect of eternal rewards for followers of Jesus. Can rewards be won or lost? The biblical truth about rewards is far too often a forgotten, neglected, unexplored truth. What does the Bible have to say about eternal rewards? You may be surprised!
Sometimes clouds of confusion and consternation seem to overwhelm our vision of culture and life. As always, we need biblical perspective.
There's a common myth floating around the Christian community. The heart of this myth is that the spiritual life we are called to live is something that an individual does alone with Jesus. Just a "me 'n Jesus" approach. The myth of a solitary spiritual life is not only incorrect, connection with others in our spiritual life is a core element in God's plan for us. Community with others runs deep in God's spiritual economy!
Everyone of us will "finish the race" at some point. The pivotal question is: will we finish well; will we finish strong? What are the keys to finishing well? Remember, it's never too late to finish well!
Our culture today is increasingly emphasizing physical health, which is usually a good thing. By contrast, few today are concerned about spiritual health. Too many today suffer from biblical malnutrition!
How can we survive during difficult days in our culture? Followers of Jesus should be starkly different from a society that is drifting downwards. Consistent, Godly examples give us a reliable model to follow.
When facing the future a follower of Jesus should consistently be both a positive and a realistic thinker. Why??