Keep Moving Forward

Conscientious Christians who want to grow in the faith and in service to Jesus can often become discouraged. Sometimes we become discouraged by slow progress. We know that Jesus changes lives, and we want to see more of that change within our own life. Waiting for that change can be painful because we know thatContinue reading “Keep Moving Forward”

Why I Believe in Jesus—He is Truth

In my last testimony article, I wrote about the point in time when Jesus began to take over my life in a meaningful way. I prayed and He answered in a way that I did not expect. One of the main reasons why I prayed to Jesus that night was because I needed answers. IContinue reading “Why I Believe in Jesus—He is Truth”

Considering Proverbs 9:12

12 If thou be wise, thou shalt be wise for thyself: but if thou scornest, thou alone shalt bear it. I could be looking at the verse wrong, but this is how I read it: if you are wise, you do yourself good. If you scoff at wisdom, then you will bear your foolishness alone. PreviousContinue reading “Considering Proverbs 9:12”

A Series on Sin Part 6: Treatment of Sinners

How should a Christian behave towards someone who is found in sin? Jesus says that we should treat others the way we want to be treated (Matthew 7). That sounds straight-forward enough, but things can become complicated by circumstance. I know what approach works for me. I appreciate a direct approach. I do not likeContinue reading “A Series on Sin Part 6: Treatment of Sinners”

Considering Proverbs 2:9-15

9 Then shalt thou understand righteousness, and judgment, and equity; yea, every good path. 10 When wisdom entereth into thine heart, and knowledge is pleasant unto thy soul; 11 Discretion shall preserve thee, understanding shall keep thee: 12 To deliver thee from the way of the evil man, from the man that speaketh froward things; 13 Who leave the pathsContinue reading “Considering Proverbs 2:9-15”

A Series on Sin Part 3: The Effects of Sin

When we go against the will of God—when we sin—we are doing things that destroy ourselves and others. For a person to understand the effects of sin, we must come to terms with the reality of our sinful natures. It seems that our culture is full of declarations of positive self-image. We tell ourselves thatContinue reading “A Series on Sin Part 3: The Effects of Sin”

Christian Faith Part 2: Where Does Faith Come From?

Where does faith in Jesus come from? Is faith something that God gives or does faith originate from within the believer? Why does it seem as though some are full of faith while others cannot believe in God at all? Many act as though faith in Jesus was a choice that they made, and itContinue reading “Christian Faith Part 2: Where Does Faith Come From?”