Don’t let your heart grow cold.
Matthew 24:12 “And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.”
Most people are particular about the temperature of the beverages they drink. If it was meant to be hot, they want it hot. If it was made to be cold, they want it cold. Anyone a fan of a nice hot milkshake? I didn’t think so.
Love was made to be hot. Love is not a state of being but rather a series of actions. Love works. It moves. Like a boiling pot, love is active.
However, love can cool. It can lose its fervor. A boiling pot of love can become an ice cube of apathy in the wrong conditions.
Love and sin are opposites. Love is hot. Sin is cold. Love gives. Sin steals. Love helps. Sin hurts. Love flows from the heart of God. Sin was born in rebellion.
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Joy is a gift from God that makes life better. Here are 10 ways you can get it.
Psalm 4:7 Thou hast put gladness in my heart, more than in the time that their corn and their wine increased.
Joy seems to come naturally to some. For others, like me, it seems harder to come by. I carry a lot of burdens. I have plenty of my own and I get the privilege to help others bear their burdens as well. If I’m not careful, I can live without joy – sometimes even forgetting that it is an option. Living without joy is not good. Decide to live a joyful life.
Joy is gladness from God.
It is different than happiness. Happiness is caused by good things happening to you. Joy is gladness from God regardless of your circumstances.
Happiness is fleeting and uncontrollable. Joy is lasting and available.
If someone gives you $100 that makes you happy. If you lose $100 that makes you sad. Joy allows you to be glad regardless.
Have you ever seen a Christian go through a terrible trial who hasn’t lost their sweetness and their smile? That’s joy.
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God loves you. Here are four facts about the afterlife that He wants you to know.
1. Eternity is a long time.
Eternity is defined as “without end of existence.” That’s a long time!
The Bible uses synonyms such as everlasting, forever, and immortality.
Eternity is a reality that you must face!
2. You will exist forever somewhere.
Your soul will never die. It will dwell somewhere forever. When you were born, God gave you (more…)
We are not in the business of making speeches or giving presentations. We are instruments of God to change eternal destinies!
Acts 26:18 “To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me.”
Our mission to preach the Gospel is supernatural. The commission comes from God. We must be empowered by Him to accomplish it. Good organization is not enough. A sound plan is sufficient. We are in God’s business. He must energize our efforts to make the difference. Acts 26:18 gives us a five-point outline of God’s work in individual lives through the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
1. Open their eyes
Unbelievers are blind to the Gospel. They are lost not knowing their way to God. Their lives are filled with sin and their hearts with doubt. Often, they are in bondage to a false religion. They serve phony gods from paganism to atheism and everything in between. But the God of Heaven can open their eyes!! God can (more…)
Do you ever feel overwhelmed by life’s responsibilities? Do you feel like you are failing in a vital area? Would you like to finally get control of your schedule and finances? Then it’s time to get your life in order! Be more productive in every area of your life with the Biblical principles shared in this Stewardship Kit.
We are stewards of the gifts and blessings of God. One day we must give an account to our Lord of how we used our resources and opportunities. These Bible lessons will enable you to have the best year of your life and give you the tools to live as a wise steward.
In today’s busy world, you will not be successful by accident. There have never been more things competing for your time, talent, and treasure. Responsibilities and distractions are at an all-time high in the digital age. If you aren’t careful, the things that matter most will not get the attention they need. Relationships will suffer, and your quality of life will decrease if you don’t live on purpose.
You can order your life in such a way that will enable you to be productive and fulfilled while you accomplish your goals, build meaningful relationships, and make an eternal difference. But you must decide to live on purpose by Biblical principles if you are to please God and accomplish your purpose.
- What values do you live by?
- What are your priorities?
- When does saying “no” actually mean “yes” to things that honestly matter?
- How do you create a sustainable schedule built around your most important roles and responsibilities?
- What four types of giving should you practice regularly?
- Why is accountability essential to being a good steward?
- What are the Biblical goals I should set this year?
- Why should God trust me with wealth?
- How do I build a stable and structured life?
- How can I finally conquer my finances with a budget?
- What is the Bible way to be productive and get things done?
- Why is consistency one of the most important attributes of success?
- How do you protect yourself from burnout while helping others?
- Why is now the time to let God remake your life?
- How do you overcome when you feel like a failure?
- What five simple changes can radically change your health?
- What does your giving reveal about your attitude towards life & God?
Answer these important questions and more as you complete the Set Your Life In Order Stewardship Kit. It includes over 12 hours of instruction with helpful worksheets.
For years, I have spent every January teaching Biblical principles of Stewardship. I have combined 17 of the most important lessons with corresponding documents into the SET YOUR LIFE IN ORDER Stewardship Kit. These lessons have been learned through Bible study and life experience.
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