Monthly Archives: March 2019

THE PURSUIT OF HOLINESS

March 15, 2019

A Christian is supposed to pursue a lifestyle of living in peace with everyone and to be holy, and not going around pursuing signs, wonders and miracles. (See Hebrews 12:14)

Jesus taught the opposite to His disciples when He told them that miraculous signs will follow or accompany those who believe. (See Mark 16:17-18)

GOD IS NOT UNFAIR

March 14, 2019

Jesus never promised that His followers would be immune from death and grief. Just the opposite He said, 

Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows.  John‬ ‭16:33‬ ‭NLT

What Jesus did promise His followers was that He give them eternal life, and they will never perish. And that no one can snatch them away from Him! (See John‬ ‭10:28‬)

THE PITFALLS OF COMMITTING ADULTERY

March 13, 2019

The Bible says,

Give honor to marriage, and remain faithful to one another in marriage. God will surely judge people who are immoral and those who commit adultery.Hebrews‬ ‭13:4‬ ‭NLT‬‬

For the Lord sees clearly what a man does, examining every path he takes. Proverbs‬ ‭5:21‬ ‭NLT‬‬

Isn’t this the way it often goes?

She threw her arms around you and kissed you, boldly took your arm and said, I’ve come to find you, and here you are! Come, let’s make love all night, spend the night in ecstatic lovemaking! My husband’s not home; he’s away on business, and he won’t be back for a month. (See Proverbs‬ ‭7:13-20‬)

Making love to another man’s wife will cost you everything.Proverbs‬ ‭6:26‬ ‭CEV‬‬

Yes,

The man who commits adultery is an utter fool, for he destroys himself. He will be wounded and disgraced.Proverbs‬ ‭6:32‬-33 NLT‬‬

He will come to the brink of utter ruin, and face public disgrace. (See Proverbs‬ ‭5:14‬)

In the end he will groan in anguish when disease consumes his body. (See Proverbs‬ ‭5:11‬)

Lesson

Keep your distance from such a woman. Yes, stay away from [...]

WHAT LIVING FOR CHRIST REALLY MEANS

March 12, 2019

Living for Jesus Christ means that,

I love the LORD my God with all my heart, all my soul, all my mind, and all my strength. And, that I Love my neighbor as myself. (See Mark‬ ‭12:30-31‬)

I received His new life and I no longer live for myself. Instead, I live for Christ, who died for my sin and was raised for me. (See 2. Corinthians‬ ‭5:15‬)

I give my body to God because of all He has done for me. I let it be a living and holy sacrifice, the kind He will find acceptable. This is truly the way to worship Him. (See Romans‬ ‭12:1‬)

I give up my own way, take up my cross daily, and follow Him. (See Luke‬ ‭9:23‬)

For I don’t live for myself, but I live to please the Lord. (See Romans‬ ‭14:7‬-8)

Even if I suffer for doing what is right, God will reward me for it. So I don’t worry or be afraid of being threatened. Instead, I worship Christ as Lord of my life. (See 1. Peter‬ ‭3:14-15‬)

I have been given not [...]

A CALL TO SALVATION

March 5, 2019

Faith comes from hearing, that is, hearing the Good News about Jesus Christ. Romans‬ ‭10:17‬ ‭NLT‬‬

God loved the people of this world so much that He gave His only Son, Jesus Christ, so that everyone who has faith in Him will have eternal life and never really die. John‬ ‭3:16‬ ‭CEV‬‬

Jesus said,

I am the resurrection and the life. Anyone who believes in Me will live, even after dying. John‬ ‭11:25‬ ‭NLT‬‬

And,

I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through Me.John‬ ‭14:6‬ ‭NLT‬‬

That is why the Holy Spirit says, “Today when you hear His voice, don’t harden your hearts.” Hebrews‬ ‭3:7-8‬ ‭NLT‬‬

Now repent of your sins and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped away. Acts of the Apostles‬ ‭3:19‬ ‭NLT‬‬

Yes!

Each of you must repent of your sins and turn to God, and be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. Then you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. Acts of the Apostles‬ ‭2:38‬ ‭NLT‬‬

If you [...]