Temperance is more than moderation. It is the power of God to do what you know you should do. Learn how to get it here.
We live in an interesting day. We have many more conveniences and comforts than any generation in the history of the world, yet people are more unhappy and unfulfilled than they have ever been.
We have come to expect instant gratification in every area of life. Need a meal? Fast food or a microwave oven will have it for you in a flash. Need a friend? Create an account and start collecting them. Have a thought? Post it online and watch the likes and comments roll in. Someone make you angry? Give them a piece of your mind. Then tell anyone who will listen what they did to you. Want something you can’t afford? Swipe the credit card.
The problem is that any joy from instant gratification is short-lived usually followed by lingering guilt and hardship.
Modern comforts have given us an insatiable craving for pleasure. No need to wait, to work, to hope, to save, to dream, to strive. Many believe happiness and comfort are a birthright. Pleasure at any cost is the cry of the masses. “If it feels good, do it; if it’s not fun, don’t” is the motto of this generation.
We are blessed to live in this era of time with its conveniences and comforts. We should thank the Lord for all the tools and opportunities that are available. However, if we are to serve God and follow Christ, we must be able to sort through the noise cutting out what will hinder our divine relationships and service. Not every opportunity is (more…)
Serving God is a great privilege and a heavy responsibility. These four simple ingredients will lift your ministry effectiveness to new heights.
This outline was recently taught at our monthly Leadership Meeting for all ministry workers and helpers. I pray it will be a blessing to you as well.
Preparation is vital to success. The servant of God must have time to prepare His mind, heart, and material. Build preparation time into your schedule.
- Preparation of Schedule
- Preparation of Walking with God
- Preparation of a Holy Life
- Preparation of Hard Work
- Preparation of Bible Material
2 Timothy 2:21 “If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honour, sanctified, and meet for the master’s use, and prepared unto every good work.”
Don’t get swept up in the craziness of life. You will need to purge some things from your life in order to (more…)
All religions are not equal. Things that are different are not the same. The resurrection of Jesus Christ changes everything.
The Religious Tolerance and Coexist movements are attempts to legitimize false religions. Usually, the people promoting these ideas want true believers to sit down and be quiet. They try to silence all mention of the preeminence of Christ.
True followers of Christ cannot pretend that different religions are equal. They teach different principles, motivations, and values. But most importantly, they teach different ways to save the souls of men. All roads don’t lead to Heaven. If there is a right way to Heaven, then there are also many counterfeit ways.
Jesus declares that He is ONLY way to Heaven. John 14:6 This makes true Christianity incompatible with every other religion. Either Jesus is the Saviour, or (more…)
Jesus came the first time as the suffering Lamb. He is coming again as the conquering Lion. Be not deceived – Jesus Christ is the KING of Kings!
Some people forget that Jesus Christ is the KING. They know that He came the first time to suffer and die. They forget that He is the King Who died for His subjects to live. The Creator submitted to His creation. The Life surrendered to death. Then He conquered death once and for all through the resurrection. The next time he comes will be much different. No more submission and death for our Lord. People will submit to Him or face His wrath. He is the KING of Kings!
The King Promised
Isaiah 9:6–7 “For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: And the government shall be upon his shoulder: And his name shall be called Wonderful, Counseller, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, Upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, To order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice From henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this.”
Zechariah 9:9 “Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion; Shout, O daughter of Jerusalem: Behold, thy King cometh unto thee: He is just, and having salvation; Lowly, and riding upon an ass, And upon a colt the foal of an ass.”
Many verses in the Old Testament promise that a King and Saviour would come. The Israelites waited for Him for thousands of years. God’s timetable is not the same as ours, but He always keeps His Word. His promises are (more…)
It’s Valentine’s Day, and love is in the air. Love is a word that is often used but usually misunderstood. Do you really know what love is? What does love look like? How does it act? Love deeper than ever with these Biblical traits of true love.
1 Corinthians 13:13 “And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.”
God places a premium on love.
True love is (more…)