Grace Vs Mercy
Distinguish grace from mercy: Grace-God’s solution to man’s sin. Mercy-God’s solution to man’s misery. Grace-Covers the sin. Mercy-Removes the pain. Grace-Gives us what we do not deserve. Mercy-Does not give us what we do deserve Grace-Unearned favor which saves us. Mercy-Undeserved favor which forgives us. Grace-Deals with the cause of sin. Mercy-Deals with the symptoms of sin. Grace-Offers...
Let us strive to be the vehicle that God uses to advance his agenda here on...–
Power Of Coveting
Covetousness – the evil desire for something belonging to another – is one of the most deeply rooted emotions in the human heart. The Apostle Paul, who as a Pharisee could speak of his faultless outward observance of God’s Law (Philippians 3:6), As for my zeal, I was a persecutor of the church. As far as righteousness in the law is concerned, I was blameless. is finally exposed as a sinner...
Thoughts on Matthew 25
Anything whereby we may glorify God is a talent. Our gifts, our influence, our money, our knowledge, our health, our strength, our time, our senses, our reason, our intellect, our memory, our affections, our privileges as members of Christ’s Church, our advantages as possessors of the Bible – all, all are talents. Whence camethese things? What hand bestowed them? Why are we what we are? Why are...
One of God’s primary means of encouraging Christians everywhere is with truth – truth revealed by the Holy Spirit. The repository of that truth is the Bible. That is what Paul wrote, “For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through endurance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope” (Rom. 15:4).
In shunning trials we miss blessings.
God the Father is called the.....
……… “God of peace” (Hebrews 13:20). God the Son, the “Prince of peace” (Isaiah 9:6). God the Holy Ghost, the “Spirit…of peace” (Ephesians 4:3).
The prevailing idea seems to be, that I come to God and ask Him for something that I want, and that I expect Him to give me that which I have asked. But this is a most dishonouring and degading conception. The popular belief reduces God to a servant, our servant: doing our bidding, performing our pleasure, granting our desires. No, prayer is a coming to God, telling Him my need, committing my...
SELF-DENIAL, SELF-DENIAL, SELF-DENIAL
Our wills must be broken to His will. To be broken is the beginning of revival. It is painful, it is humiliating, it is the only way. It is being ‘Not I, but Christ,’ and a ‘C’ is a bent ‘I.’ The Lord Jesus cannot live in us fully and reveal Himself through us until the proud self within us is broken. This simply means that the hard unyielding self, which justifies itself, wants its own way,...
Truth has no degrees or shades. A half truth is a whole lie, and a white lie is...–
Stewardship & Giving
God owns it all (including you too ) and we are stewards of His resources… So with that being said, as stewards of the resources God has entrusted to us, every financial decision we make is actually a spiritual decision. For many, that’s a revolutionary concept. How you manage your finances is a pretty good barometer for the condition of your spiritual life. Since Christ is our Lord...
If you ask me for anything in my name, I will do it.– JOHN 14:14
If you walk with the Lord He will fill your cup so...
….that you will start to to drink from the pitcher because your cup is so overwhelmingly full. An overflowing cup in the Bible, is a symbol for total satisfaction and contentment. But what are we going to overflow with ? With Hope ”God will help you overflow with hope in him through the Holy Spirit’s power within you.” You never run out of hope because you know...
Kindness is love in action. That is what God exerted towards us by sending his...
More so than anything our hearts are desperately proud. All sins being equal, if there is one sin which God hates more than another, and more sets Himself against, it is the sin of pride. Like a weed surrounded by cow manure or feces, pride grows more exponentially in some soils, especially when well fertilized by worldly rank, riches, praise, flattery, our own ignorance, and the ignorance of...
As Christians, I challenge you. Have a great aim. Have a high standard. Make...
Since God is the owner, I am just the manager. I needed to adopt a...
go as far as we can” without getting into trouble?
A typical mistake made by Christian singles is to ask, “How far can we go?” The very question reveals a troubling attitude, and the one who asks it has already gone too far. But since it is the question that many really want to ask, this is an honest response to the Bible’s teaching: “Not very far at all.” Physical, sexual interaction between a man and a woman is reserved for marriage. ...
The cure you need when you find your self envying others is finding contentment...
Either we will love and serve God, or we will love and serve our idols. Idols exist in our lives because we love them and invite them in. But once idols find a home, they are unruly and resist leaving. In fact, they change from being the servants of our desires to being our masters.
Remember you reap what you sow, those who bring sunshine to others cant keep it...– http://twitter.com/Word4Christians/status/21690989823397889