The four attitudes that demoralize us are uselessness, self-pity, fear, and guilt mixed with regret. These negative attitudes can prevent you from living life to the fullest.
A cross around a neck, an “ichthus” fish on the back of a car, a well-crafted sermon. None of these is the mark of a Christian—it is love. Like the old song says, “They will know we are Christians by our love.” Honest, transparent love.
The Apostle John's first-century command to "test the spirits" is also the biblical antidote to today's proliferation of religious error.
The first part of 1 John 5 helps deepens our understanding of what it means to be a child of God in His forever family.
Although it may feel like it, death is not an escape—it leads you into eternity. Ending your life is not your decision to make, it’s God’s. He is both the Giver and Taker of life.
When John came to the end of his letter, he underscored the things every believer can know with absolute assurance.
You can’t play games fairly without keeping the rules and the same logic applies to life. Rules set boundaries for us in how we should live but they don’t stop us from stop doing what wrong. God’s law is not the cause of our wrongdoing it simply reveals it to us.
Why don’t we experience more victory in the Christian life? We have neglected the spiritual disciplines and opted for comfort and mediocrity. So now what do we do to find victory?