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 . . .
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 . . .
What’s Love Got to Do with It?
Agape (love) is often defined as what we do for others, as if it can only exist in relation to others on the horizontal level. This is only partially true. The truth is we received it on the vertical level. The capacity to have this love for others comes from God. In the Bible, it is a fruit of the Spirit. This means we cannot have it without the Spirit of Christ within us. It is some . . .
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 . . .
Transformational Repentance Causes Personal Redemption
What is repentance? The common answer describes it as recognizing that one has sinned and consequently feeling remorse. Yet repentance as described in the Word is deeper in meaning. The Bible illustrates repentance as a transition from dependence on oneself to a dependence on God.
This change is very meaningful since repentance involves a submission of ourselves to God. We entrust to him ou . . .