Are you being infected by the world? Being infected is the ultimate cost of carnality! Like any infection, it can destroy the body, and, in this case, the soul.
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This is often why “Christians” bare little resemblance to Christians defined by Scripture. The cares of the world choke spiritual life out of us.
Church is boring because the power of God has vanished from many congregations. But there is hope if we once again seek God.
We pray and ask God to do something, but often forget about our responsibility to obey. We have responsibilities, yet we are totally dependent on God.
“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth” (Genesis 1:1). Science teaches that time, space, and matter must occur simultaneously – Genesis confirms it.
‘If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land’
There are consequences for past mistakes, but the answer is to live in God’s arms redeemed rather than to live broken outside of His will.
The Bible describes the intoxicating power of passion associated with lust and adultery. Misdirected passion deceives, misleads, and influences.
Millions of men are unhappy simply because they chose a lucrative career rather than a career that they were gifted for and enjoy. They put God on the back-burner and wonder why they lack passion.
Until we turn back to soul-searching, Christ-centered, Bible-believing, truth-elevating, grace-filled preaching, we will not see change.
Truth liberates. Truth rebuilds. Truth restores. Truth heals. Truth transforms. Truth prevails…you don’t change truth; truth changes you!
An important question for all Christians to ask is, “Are we ‘affecting’ the world, or is the world ‘infecting’ us?”
Pastors are to be pillars who support truth, not who oppose it. Truth is not “flexible” when it comes to absolutes—it’s solid and unyielding. Truth liberates.
With the legalization of marijuana, comes new problems such as how taxpayers will pay for increased law enforcement. But, no problem according to hopefuls, large cultivation centers will create tax money to fund law enforcement.
“I would like to buy three dollars worth of God, please. Not enough to explode my soul or disturb my sleep, but just enough to equal a cup of warm milk, or a snooze in the sunshine…I want ecstasy, not transformation.”
A carnal Christian does not pray, really pray and seek the heart of God. A deep prayer life exposes facades and crushes hypocrisy. Carnality also destroys spiritual power and hinders the infilling of the Spirit.
Though the road ahead may be uncertain at times, the solid ground beneath will never shift. It’s all about Who you know.
In our zeal to “get people into the kingdom,” we sometimes run the risk of offering false assurance.
We are witnessing the rapid deterioration of a nation before our eyes. We have become one nation “above” God, rather under God. The current uprisings across America confirm this.
The graphic description of an abortion is heart wrenching and soul searching and would require a WARNING for the graphic content if I included it.
Over the last few decades, Americans have seen the destruction of the institution of marriage and the blatant murdering of millions of babies. This is an indictment against America; the pulpit is partially responsible – our silence speaks volumes.
Whether it’s on the radio, television, Internet, or at church, we often hear that God has a wonderful plan for our life. But what happens when prayer is unanswered?
A common question for many is, “Can I lose my salvation?” I’ve heard both sides of the argument, and only God truly knows a person’s heart.
People are asking, “How do you know what religion is right? Who are you to say what is right or wrong?” Look to God’s Word for the truth.
I recently had the privilege of meeting a priest of a large parish in Southern California. The purpose of our conversation was to discuss the role of tradition in light of Scripture.
Many, no doubt, had direction for their marriage, but because of selfishness, disobedience, or a deaf ear to God’s direction, it ended in divorce.
One thing is certain, if the Scriptures on marriage and divorce were fully taught and acknowledged, it would create more serious consideration before marriage, and would be a great deterrent to divorce.
Every Christmas season, I receive emails such as: “I’m sorry, but every time I tried to watch the sermon the decorated Christmas trees in the background were disturbing to my spirit.”
News reports are featuring famous athletes, actors, and pop-stars being asked about abortion and gay-marriage. Often, they criticize Christians: Doesn’t the Bible say ‘judge not’?
We are in desperate need of broken, humble men—men who are not afraid to admit that they need God; men who are more worried about prayer than about status and recognition.