Every Christian must leap over two hurdles on the path of spiritual growth. First, Christians must take God at His Word that they are fully forgiven of their sins. Second, Christians must unburden themselves from the scruples of legalistic Christians.
Legalism is all about rules and regulations, requirements and expectations. But Jesus introduced a revolutionary and different way of life. He taught grace, truth, and freedom.
Think of all the ways you act in faith every day: you trust pharmacists to fill your prescription correctly, you trust pilots to get you safely to your destination, and you trust contractors to build properly. The funny thing is, when it comes to having faith in the Creator, people are often amazed at the thought of believing in a God we can’t see.
We begin our Christian life with utter delight and simplicity. But as tradition, religion, others' expectations, and too many activities begin to pile on top of what was originally there, the simplicity gets lost.
Chuck Swindoll encourages you to prioritize your relationships and offers wisdom for how you can nurture them into strong, life-giving bonds.
In this sermon on Colossians 2:13-23, Chuck Swindoll urges you to live your life boldly. Gain confidence in Jesus Christ, empowered by His Spirit, so that no false teaching or oppressive, human-made rule chains you in fetters of despair or timidity or legalism.
Are you caught in a life filled with insecurity, inner struggle, and confusion? Perhaps it’s because you’re disconnected. Disconnections lead to disqualification and dysfunction. Connections lead to victory. Get connected to Christ.
Forgiveness doesn’t come easily and often has conditions. But truly forgiving someone, with no strings attached, is one of the most liberating things you can do.
Living in a material world, and especially in capitalistic North America, the pressure to be caught up in materialism is enormous.
I’m wrong. I’m sorry. Please forgive me. I love you. These 12 simple words can add a whole new dimension to your marriage. Humility is an attitude—of the heart and of the mind. It puts the other person first.