Sound arrogant? In my Christian walk over the years, I was too chicken to fully explore what that means, let alone how how to ask God how could I become like Jesus on Earth. Read more?
Faith is being sure of what I hope for but how do I know I have enough faith? We’ve read where Jesus said if we have faith as big as a mustard seed, we can move this mountain from there to over here. But how do we compare how much faith we have to a mustard seed if we don’t know how much we have? Continue reading
Why do well-meaning and zealous Christians still believe that they are sinners? They, and I, have said only Jesus was without sin. But is that God’s goal for those who respond to Christ’s call? We agree that God is not calling us to be sinners but we can’t help it, it seems. Why, even Paul said it best in Romans 3:23: “All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God … Look more carefully at Paul’s statement about our condition in Romans 3: “All have sinned …” That reads like the past tense. Does that describe your future? Later in Romans 7:15: “I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do.” Is this our reality as we follow Christ? Perhaps you’re like me and you use this as a crutch to make ourselves feel better for not living as Christ did. But God has given us the tools to overcome sin.
Jesus says in John 14, “If you love me, you will obey what I command.” What is this command? It’s to leave behind the milk of belief and, with God’s help, to move on and attain the measure of faith that will allow God in you to do greater works through his Perfect Will for your life and ministry. Scripture lays out the practical applications for you to be given this measure of faith. Read more.