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Godly men have a fantastic opportunity in a society rightly jaded by the failures of so-called “great men”–actors, athletes, politicians, celebrities–to demonstrate the transformative power of the gospel in a man’s life.
We need to stay clear of environments and activities that may have satisfied our human desires in the past, but clearly dishonour and stain what God has for us. We need to stand firm when this world tries to entice us towards ungodly activities and self-absorbed ways of thinking, no matter how much we are chastised and relentlessly persecuted! We need to be honest with…
What characteristics are indicative of genuine salvation? Are these characteristics evident in your life? I came across the this list which was useful for me to evaluate the health of my relationship with God.
There have of course been those who have taken the story (of Mary MacKillop) as an opportunity to criticize the church and Christianity in general. They are always careful of course to praise MacKillop for the work that she did before seeking to undermine the very reason for which she served so faithfully and sacrificially, her faith and a desire to serve God.
“O for a better heart! O for a heart to love God more; to hate sin more; to walk more evenly with God. Lord! deny not to me such a heart…”
So how is one declared righteous or justified before God? We have no hope given what He demands is absolute perfection. However our hope doesn’t rest in our work, but the work of Jesus on our behalf. Rom 5:1 says “since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ”. It’s through faith in the work that Jesus has done for us that we…
I was so excited to meet Bill Hybels and say how much I have appreciated his leadership and impact on my life. However if it wasn’t for God inspiring, changing and equipping Him, he would be a self-obsessed, sinful person like anyone else.
Why does it matter what we believe? The doctrine of God’s sovereignty is an anchor for the troubled soul, a hope for the praying heart, a stability for fragile faith, a confidence in pursuing the lost, a guarantee of Christ’s atonement, a high mystery to keep us humble, and a solid ground for all…