~ Consider what I say; and the Lord give thee understanding in all things ~ 2 Timothy 2:7, KJV Whether it is listening to a favorite Christian broadcast, sermon, or a daily devotion – immersion into the word of God is not merely a chore to be accomplished. It requires sincere time of meditation in … More Consider the teachings
There are 3 Key elements of simple spiritual growth within the Christian life. Whether you are a new believer in Christ, estranged yourself from the Christian life, or are experiencing a drought in your spiritual journey – these simple principles will ignite a fresh spiritual growth. The central point is to come to know the … More 3 Key Elements of Simple Spiritual Growth
This is from the Spurgeon Archives and focuses on evening meditations. “All the days of his separation shall he eat nothing that is made of the vine tree, from the kernels even to the husk.”—Numbers 6:4. AZARITES had taken, among other vows, one which debarred them from the use of wine. In order that they … More C. H. Spurgeon This Evenings Meditation
To love God with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength is all-consuming and all-encompasing. It is no lukewarm endeavor. It is total commitment of our very being – physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually – to love of the Lord. What is the greatest commandment? When the Sadduccee’s challenged Christ on the doctrine of … More The greatest commandment – the need to love God
It’s no secret that those of us who claim to follow Jesus Christ consistently fall short of living up to the way of life of our Rabbi. Being a disciple of Jesus is a lifelong journey towards conforming ourselves to the image and way of life that Jesus taught. However, so often, followers of Jesus … More 4 Teachings of Jesus That His Followers (Almost) Never Take Seriously | Brandan Robertson
Note to the reader: These devotionals are from Evenings with Jesus – A series of devotional readings for the closet and the family. Taken from the late Reverend William Jay. Speak unto the children of Israel, that they go forward… Exodus 14:15 We may consider this command three ways: 1. In reference to the journey of the Israelites. Now, … More Going Forward in Christ
The letters (or epistles) Paul has written to the various Christian community Churches are becoming more inspiring. In a new article series Christianity Today is running, we read what Alister McGrath has to say about Phillipians Chapter 3. In the community group for Ballard Church, we are discussing this very nature and idea of what … More Why knowing about Jesus Christ is not enough | Christianity Today
Gospel – what does it mean? For the Christian, it means the Good News. It is the summation of Salvation. Yet, is there more to this understanding of the Gospel? Pastor Rob Stewart of Ballard Church explores the Gospel and what it means through the lenses of the Epistle Paul wrote to the Christians in … More What is the Gospel?
If the Christian churches were to disappear today – will people know the church is no longer present within the communities? More specifically, have Christian Churches become a relic of the past? Turn on any Christian radio program, listen to many of the sermons being prepared by some of the well-named theologians and Christian ministers. One … More What it means to be the Church today
I happened to read Matt Lemon’s blog article – You aren’t “Saved” today. His article comes from a Latter-day Saint background and understanding of salvation. The focus and intent is not on the debate of whether we are saved by grace alone (Sola Gratia) or by Grace and Works. His focus seems to come from an … More Are you “Saved”?
Speaking to his disciples, Jesus Christ says: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world (John 16:33). This was stated in relation to the many trials and tribulations the disciples would soon face. Today, how do we find the sense of peace and cheer when we face our own trials in life? The answer is … More The Mindful Christian in a Post-Christian Era