Your journey through earth is not a picnic, but a battle-ground. Spiritual Reality, while not always easy, is attainable. And though it is a never ending fight, the battle for Reality is a winnable war. Here are four requirements to live in VITAL REALITY.
Okay. Now that more “Christian” Colleges have dropped the ban on alcohol and tobacco, what’s next? Anyone familiar with the Bible knows that drunkenness is condemned in the strongest of terms. Scripture plainly states that drunks don’t inherit the kingdom of God (see 1 Cor. 6:9-10). Drunkenness and abuse are condemned in both Testaments.
Imbalanced preaching emphasizes your Depravity more than your Deliverance. It highlights your Vileness and scarcely references your Victory. Such preachers pound your Rottenness without mentioning you have Christ’s Righteousness. They hammer you from Mount Sinai, but seldom encourage you with the glory of Mount Calvary.
Many things in life are easy to like. I like my wife. I like our children, and their spouses. I like our grandchildren. I like my friends. I like what I do for a living. I like my 32 year-old bass boat. No effort is required on my part to like these people, and countless other things in my life. But NOT everything in life is “likable.” So how are we to respond to the unpleasant things which give birth to negative feelings?
There are two types of preaching: 1. Preaching that “whitewashes sin” by failing to call it out in plain terms. 2. Preaching that “washes sin white” by unmasking its deceitfulness and proclaiming Christ’s blood as its cure.
Before one complains at work, church or school, they first do so in their family. People don’t initially complain publicly, but privately. It happens behind closed doors to those closest to them; their loved ones get the brunt of it.
The “establishment” consists of those who have risen to leadership positions within a group, organization, or governing body. Over time power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely. This holds true in politics, religion, media, business, organized labor, and ecclesiastically.
There are seasons of LOSS that come to every life. Nobody lives on planet earth without losing some-THING, or some-ONE, at some point.
Prophets were emergency men who spoke the heart of God into the people of God. In scripture, "prophesy" has two meanings: fore-telling the future, and forth-telling (speaking) into the present. Scripture states clearly, "Despise not prophesyings" (1 Thes. 5:20).
Every married couple experiences DRY SPELLS. It is not always matrimonial springtime—there are winter seasons as well. And these Dry Spells can affect your emotional and physical relationship. So how do you survive a Dry Spell?