Spiritual Growth

Spiritual Growth

The Need for Reminders

To forget is a tendency of being human. The condition of forgetfulness can be frustrating and even embarrassing at times. We forget items on a shopping list, stickers or tags on new clothes, to check the mail, to turn the light off, special occasions, appointments and even people’s names. There are many things that we do so as to help us remember. We write post it…

Love Recovered

© Thomas Kinkade ~ Streams of Living Water Out of His great love for this church that abandoned their first love, the Lord Jesus offers the solution to their problem. This is a great act of grace and reveals to us His great care and concern for His bride (cf. Eph. 5:25-27). This provides us with a good lesson on how to graciously confront sin.  Consider His counsel to the…

Love Abandoned

  © pixel974 – Fotolia.com Love is a very important truth taught in the Scriptures. John wrote the profound words “God is love” (1 John 4:8) and this great love of God was put on most beautiful display when the Lord Jesus Christ died on the cross as a substitute for His people. The Scripture says, “but God shows his love for us in that while we…

Would you be holy? Advice from J C Ryle*

Would you be holy? Would you become a new creature? Then you must begin with Christ. You will do just nothing at all, and make no progress — until you feel your sin and weakness, and flee to Him. He is the root and beginning of all holiness — and the way to be holy, is to come to Him by faith and be joined to Him. Christ is not wisdom and righteousness only to…

Life and Temptation

Life is filled with temptations. These temptations can be small and they can be substantial. Temptation that you experience may be a real trial for you, but for others it may be merely trivial, and vice versa. What is it that causes such a struggle within us when it comes to temptation? It would be easy a natural tendency of people is to shift the blame away from…

Where are you Going?

Where are you going? Sometimes due to distractions and busyness it is easy for people to think about the immediate and not the whole. As Christians, it is important that in the midst of daily routines that we don’t lose perspective. The Christian is on a journey. This journey has an ultimate destination that is glorious and will provide a state of eternal bliss and…

The Life of Faith

The Christian life has been likened to running in a race. The writer to the Hebrews said, Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was…

Down, But Not Out

How many times have you disobeyed the Lord and not received what you deserved? I am sure that if we all think long and hard, we will be amazed that we are still here! Why is that? God is merciful and gracious. There are many things that we have done that removed us from the pathway of obedience. We know what His Word says, but we selfishly reject it. Such acts of…