How come people can be so stubborn when it comes to accepting the Gospel of Christ? Even after you show them all the evidence, they still don't believe. When studying Matthew 27, we consider the source of stubbornness and what we can do, as Christians, about it.
16 Just then a man came up to Jesus and asked, “Teacher, what good thing must I do to get eternal life?” 17 “Why do you ask me about what is good?” Jesus replied. “There is only One who is good. If you want to enter life, keep the commandments.” 18 “Which ones?” he inquired. Jesus replied, “‘You shall not murder, … Continue reading Security in Christ
3 And he said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. 4 Therefore, whoever takes the lowly position of this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. 5 And whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me. Matthew 18:3-5 (New International Version) Obtaining Greatness What … Continue reading Trust is the Key to Greatness
18 Jesus rebuked the demon, and it came out of the boy, and he was healed at that moment. 19 Then the disciples came to Jesus in private and asked, “Why couldn’t we drive it out?” 20 He replied, “Because you have so little faith. Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can … Continue reading Exercising Faith
Pushing the Limits When I go the gym, I strive to push myself and see how long I can go before my body calls it quits. When that happens, I push myself a little bit harder, trying to get every ounce of power out of my body to go a little while longer. Nevertheless, no … Continue reading God Has All the Power
24 Then Jesus said to his disciples, “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. 25 For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will find it. 26 What good will it be for someone to gain the whole world, yet … Continue reading Called to Discipleship
A Loss of Control Have you ever had moments when things don't go the way you hoped? After all the planning and all your best efforts, the goal that you wanted to reach slips through your fingers and there was nothing you could've done to stop it. Why can't things go the way we want … Continue reading God is in Control
Facing the Impossible Have you ever faced a situation where there appears to be no solution? Maybe you know someone who has an addiction problem and you don't know how to help them. Perhaps you are in a financial crisis and you have tried everything and none of them have worked. Dealing with the Impossible … Continue reading God of the Impossible
Reading God's Word Reading the Bible is crucial for the spiritual growth in all those who place their faith in Christ. However, many do not even try to open God's Word, either because they are too busy or they don't know where to start. Fortunately, in this technological age, followers of Christ have an abundance … Continue reading Make God the Hub
Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. John 8:31-32 (King James Version) When Jesus came to earth as a man, His purpose was to die on the … Continue reading What is My God-Given Purpose?