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© Arto – Fotolia.com Excerpted from the Focus on the Family broadcast “Friendship or Flirtation: Danger Signs for Couples” featuring the Rev. Dave Carder. 19 Dangerous Behaviors Saving topics of conversation for your “special friend.” Sharing spousal difficulties with…
Divorce and remarriage is too big a topic to deal with in a short blog piece. My basic view, for the record, is that divorce is allowed only for sexual immorality (Matthew 5:32) or if a non-Christian partner abandons you (1 Corinthians 7:15). However, forgiveness and reconciliation are to be sought at all costs even when there has been adultery. I do not accept other…
Joel Beeke offers several diagnostic questions based on 1 Corinthians that provide, as he calls it, a biblical formula for holy living before God and man. ****THANK-YOU FOR SUBSCRIBING****
Christianity stands or falls with the reality of Satan and demons. Why? Because Jesus spent his whole ministry fighting them. If they are not real he is reduced to a comic figure. What is Satan’s aim and his strategies?
And when our wives ask us, “Does this dress make me look fat?” You know you’re in for a world of hurt if you don’t give the right – but not necessarily correct answer.
Jonathan Edwards, the 18th-century revivalist, sat down at age 17 and penned 21 resolutions by which he would live his life. He added to this list until, by his death, he had 70 resolutions. Edwards didn’t casually make New Year’s resolutions with an expectation of eventually breaking them. Each week he did a self-check. He regularly summed up how he was doing and sought…
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.
If we don’t lead a disciplined life we will not attain what God has for us. If we are serious about our relationship with God, we dare not approach His purposes for us with a complacent attitude. This will only lead us down a path of mediocrity, shame and regret!
Worry… surely one of the basic banes of humanity. How much time and energy do we spend worrying? Where does it get us? What good does it pose?
The devil can only suggest something, offer an alternative pathway, knock on the door. It’s our choice if we let him in or follow him.