If you are a believer you can rest in the fact that you have everlasting life. This is a life given to you at the moment you believe in Jesus Christ for your salvation. Yet, we see many different commands throughout Scripture telling us to grow in the faith, go onto maturity, to follow, to … Continue reading Tools for Maturity
Looking back at Genesis 18:14 where it asks, “Is anything too hard for the Lord?” Of course, the answer is no. There is nothing too hard for the Lord. He can do far more than we can ever imagine. He is able to do it all. If He is able to create all this and … Continue reading He is Able to Give more Abundantly than We Think or Could Ask
Not only is He able to make all grace abound but, His, “grace is sufficient for you, for [His] power is made perfect in weakness.” His grace through the trials and struggles is more than we can ever know. He will deliver in massive ways. Trials and difficulties are most certain in this life. They … Continue reading He is Able to Make All Grace Abound to You
We powerfully see this deliverance with the three young Hebrew men in Daniel 3:1-30. Here we see three men, who have been removed from their homes and culture and forced into pagan schools and education, stand against the regime. They were faithful and dedicated to the Lord. They did not speak ill of another or … Continue reading God is Able to Deliver.
Once we are His we are His. He will hold us and keep us. We may falter and fail and stumble and fall, but He will keep us from falling out from Him. We see in 1 Peter 1:5 “You, who by God’s power are guarded through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed … Continue reading He is Able to Keep You
In Hebrews 7:25 we see “he is able to save to the uttermost those who draw near to God through him, since he always lives to make intercession for them.” This is Jesus Christ. He can save to the uttermost. We find this is in the section discussing His High Priesthood and how He intercedes … Continue reading God is Able to Save to the Uttermost
If we really trust that God is able to do all we can ever think of and more then it doesn’t matter how great the pressure is. What really matters is where the pressure lies. Whether it comes between us and God or whether it presses us nearer to Him. If we really think God … Continue reading God is Able
In Romans, Paul memorably speaks of many things. One of which is his comparison of the flesh and the Spirit. What is this exactly? What is the flesh and what is the Spirit that Paul speaks of? How is this integral to his arguments in Romans? To answer these questions and understand what is meant … Continue reading Flesh and the Spirit in Romans
Psalm 1 is a wonderful description of how we should live in communion with God. If one lives in the way that this psalm describes they will have a deep relationship with God. They will also better understand God’s will for all believers. It is a psalm of blessing and hope of God’s grace for … Continue reading The Blessed Life According to Psalm 1
I feel it is safe to say that we are living in a remarkably volatile time. We see daily that the world is becoming more secular and pagan in every aspect of everything it does. It glorifies evil as good and good it decries as evil. It celebrates sin as the proper and healthy way … Continue reading Standing Firm when the World is Shaky
We see in Malachi 3:8–12, God says, “Will man rob God? Yet you are robbing me. But you say, ‘How have we robbed you?’ In your tithes and contributions. You are cursed with a curse, for you are robbing me, the whole nation of you. Bring the full tithe into the storehouse, that there may … Continue reading Is Malachi 3:8-12 for the Church?
Christians are indeed saved by grace, and they are “created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them” (English Standard Version Eph. 2:10). These good works are not performed to retain salvation. Nor are they performed as a means of repayment to God for the amazing salvation … Continue reading Grace and Works
Habits are very formative in anyone’s formation regardless of what it is they are seeking, or not seeking, to form. A habit is described as “a settled or regular tendency or practice” by the Oxford dictionary. When one has a settled or regular practice, this practice then begins to form them. For example, if someone … Continue reading Developing Habits for Godliness
I want to end this little series of stewardship on one of the most important items we can steward: God’s Word. Scripture is our standard to judge anything by. It is our guide, counsel, and source of wisdom for all of life. We see as much in 2 Timothy 3:16–17 when the apostle Paul wrote, … Continue reading Stewarding our Study of God’s Word
One may think that by working they are being a good steward. The answer to this is yes and no. Yes because you are working and earning your pay and providing. This is stewardship in its own right because the apostle Paul stated, “If anyone is not willing to work, let him not eat. For … Continue reading Stewarding Your Work