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??
It's been said, "The choices you make, make you." Therefore, we should choose wisely. One choice we are to avoid is getting into word battles and disputes about controversial questions on petty issues. Do we tend to be a peacemaker or a troublemaker?
Every believer is vulnerable to wandering spiritually. Paul emphasizes that we must make right choices. Let's examine a second right choice.
Everyone who follows Jesus is potentially vulnerable to a spiritual detour or a spiritual collapse. When we make unwise choices we can veer off course. Paul emphasizes that we must make right choices. Let's examine the first right choice.
Hardship is normal. Handling hardship is a common challenge for every follower of Jesus. In this message we zoom in on two motivational examples who handled hardship well.