In a sermon by Dr. Jim Denison, he argues that authority is necessary, and the authority of the Bible ought to govern the lives of Christian believers.
The three facts that are essential to understanding the role of faith in our spiritual lives are: 1) Satan wants to take away our witness as well as our soul. 2) We are still fallen people living in a fallen world and must use faith to overcome temptation and choose God’s ways. 3) The solution to our struggles lies with God, not ourselves, and by coming to him in faith we can experience his sanctifying power and grace.
Following Jesus can give us a “non-limited” view of willpower, helping us to resist temptation and be virtuous. Practicing the presence of Christ by constantly praying and listening to God can bring an empowering transformation to our lives. And by following Jesus’s example and spending time with him, we can truly live the Christian life.
This article discusses the importance of believing in and following God’s will for one’s life. It suggests that by beginning each day by seeking and following God’s will, and by identifying and following the purpose he has for one’s life, one can live a meaningful and fulfilling life. The author encourages readers to trust in God’s plans and to understand that they are uniquely equipped with the abilities, opportunities, resources, and spiritual gifts needed to fulfill his purpose for their lives.
Tenor Luciano Pavarotti said that his father, a baker, introduced him to music and urged him to work hard to develop his voice. A professional tenor in his hometown of Modena, Italy, eventually took him as a pupil. Pavarotti also enrolled in a teachers’ college. After graduation, he asked his father, “Shall I be a
As I was walking into a restaurant the other day, I noticed a kind of construction I’ve never seen before. The restaurant is apparently expanding by building a patio, with framing for the structure clearly in place. However, the builders hung the door that leads to the patio with no walls on either side. While
Our oldest son was in town this past weekend. Ryan has a PhD in church history and is a brilliant scholar who writes regularly for our ministry. He is also six feet three inches tall with arms longer than my body (it seems). Since he left home for college many years ago, my wife has