God’s Love Is God’s Power
We tend to separate God’s love for us from His Spirit and Grace that give us power. There is the general love of God for all humanity that is spoken of in John 3:16. God made His Son available to all of humanity, but every person needs to have faith in the Son in order to benefit from God’s love.
Our love for God is more than an emotional attachment. God wants humility from His creation . . .
Inner Death and Resurrection
The death and resurrection of Jesus Christ is also a metaphor of what is supposed to happen within us. A resurrection implies that there is a prior death. What does this death and resurrection look like for us?
Paul, in Romans 6:3, explains, “Do you not know that we who were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into His death?” Baptism is the ceremony or sacrament that sign . . .
Revival Begins at Home
We tend to think revival is something God drops on us without our participation and then we just enjoy the feeling.
Instead, it follows the same principle as individual repentance. It is individual repentance. God draws us to His Son, but we have to make the first conscious move toward God before He draws close to us. Revival on any scale requires individuals to draw close to God.
James . . .
We Don’t Need to Hear a Voice from God—Loud or Still
You would hear of people claiming that they are doing what they do because God spoke to them. Others would also say that it is God’s “voice” that guides them. Yet in my life of faith I have learned that this path can lead to frustration instead of actual accomplishment.
You see, people who say that they hear God speak to them would also explain that they are not actually hearing an au . . .
Elimination for Spiritual Growth
There are many ways for us to grow spiritually. One of them is elimination. Yet this process is often underrated or totally neglected because our perspectives are limited in terms of what constitutes spiritual growth. Many focus on constant prayer or frequent church attendance without considering other methods.
But how exactly is elimination a step toward growing spiritually? When we speak . . .