The body of Christ in this contemporary generation is so far below the Biblical Standard of what
Is there anyone or anything that we would not give up if Jesus asked us to do so right now? It's
Perhaps a few examples from scripture would clarify what is meant by surrendering all that we are and all that we have. The book of Acts holds some sterling examples of followers of Christ such as the disciples and Saul who was to become Paul. Every single disciple except John was martyred
Can we receive instruction from anyone regardless of their stature?
Do we really have the attitude and heart of a servant? (Mark 10:45)
Are we willing to admit that we are wrong (without glossing it over)?
Do we cultivate and encourage others or do we tear them down?
Do we find it easy to make and keep friends? If not, why not?
Do we depend on praise or are we content that God alone is glorified?
Do we nurse resentment and hold grudges or are we always forgiving?
Do we welcome responsibility or do we run and/or hide from it?
Are we willing to admit to others that we are weak and need their help?
Do we truly understand the importance of putting Christ above all?
Do we handle opposition to our views without taking it personally?
Is Jesus first in our hearts, minds, marriages, and all our life?
Religion is a parasite to the soul, emptying the soul of all that is holy and substituting in its place ritual, performance, systematic deterioration of reality, and in the end emptiness that never satisfies the deep longing of the soul for a personal and intimate relationship with God.
God has not left us defenseless, but has given us all we need for the battle before us. Would any general send his soldiers out to battle without weapons? How foolish would that be? What could
The problem is not with God's provision but in the willingness of his people to take up the cause Christ endured such humiliation and pain for. We say "greater is he that is within us," but act like Satan and his minions are to be feared or believe we must not offend anyone by speaking the truth without compromising the Word of God, and we become offensive to God instead.
It is in living and walking in truth that we shall be able to convince lost mankind of their need of Christ. We are to speak truth at all times with uncompromising faith and with fearlessness, and let no corrupt communication proceed out of our mouths.
The righteousness we are to wear is not self-righteousness but the righteousness of Christ
Our salvation is an ongoing experience. We are saved from sin through the cleansing Christ provided with his blood. We are being saved day after day from the draw of sin on us, and we
Picture a battle where the general is sitting astride his horse high above the battle watching everything so he can plan all the troop movement that will win the war. Then watch in horror as everyone begins the battle without going to him for instruction. See them fall in humiliation and defeat because they decided they could be wise enough to do it on their own without his help. Imagine how grieved the general would be as he watched his army go down to defeat when he knew he could have helped them and saved them from their own foolishness. I see so many Christians bothered by such little things that cripple them and leave them defeated, and I know it is because they are fighting the battle without consulting their captain and king. It
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