Archive for the ‘Christian Maturity’ Category

Commit Your Ways to the Lord

2010 is to be a year of experiencing God. It is not to be a year in which we forget all that he has taught us; rather, it is to be a year in which we apply all that He has taught us. First and foremost, above all else, is the ongoing use and building [...]

2010 Expecting the Spirit

Galatians 3:13-14 is an extremely powerful statement that clearly defines what Jesus worked so hard (to the point of His own death) to put in place for us: Christ purchased our freedom [redeeming us] from the curse (doom) of the Law [and its condemnation] by [Himself] becoming a curse for us, for it is written [...]

2010 Experiencing the Spirit

As I’ve prayed and sought the direction that we are to go this year, I’ve heard one word: “experiential.” 2010 is to be a year in which we experience the things that God has made available to us as His children. He doesn’t mean to merely understand, for example, that we are priests, prophets, and [...]

Why the Cross?

Memorization is like a brain habit. That is, if you say it over enough so it becomes “memorized,” then it becomes part of mental fabric of your life. You can think with the information and weave it into the way you act in everyday life. In this sense it’s like developing the habit of brushing [...]

The Love Triangle

And so faith, hope, love abide [faith—conviction and belief respecting man’s relation to God and divine things; hope—joyful and confident expectation of eternal salvation; love—true affection for God and man, growing out of God’s love for and in us], these three; but the greatest of these is love”(1Cor. 13:13). After all is said and done, [...]

Christian Maturity

The word “mature” conveys many images to our minds, but in all instances they somehow embody the idea of “fully developed.” Thus a mature Christian is one who is fully developed in regard to…? The book of Hebrews answers this question clearly: ”Concerning this we have much to say which is hard to explain, since [...]