Tag: Salvation

Salvation is a powerful word. What does it mean to ‘be saved?’ Are Christians the only ones who are saved? What are we saved from? What are we saved for? Who does the saving – do we do it ourselves, does God fo it for us, or is it a joint effort? These are important questions which need to be answered with certainty!

To Love God – Part 2

Closeup photo of a mass of Black-eyed Susan flowers.

To love God is to seek Him, right? To love God is to desire to please Him, too. Isn’t that so? We tend to think about loving God in the context of what we do for Him, but it’s more

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To Love God

Closeup photo of a mass of Black-eyed Susan flowers.

What does it mean to love God? Many people claim to love God, including Christians, Jews, Muslims, and many other folks, but there’s a lot of difference in how that claim is worked out. If someone claims to love God

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Trust In the Lord With All Your Heart!

The flames of a brick and stone oven are pictured though the open mouth of the oven. A hand holds a large oven spatula on the right side, with green foliage in the upper left corner and pink flowers in the upper right corner of the picture.

Trust in the Lord with all your heart. That is the biblical instruction found in Proverbs 3:5, and if you’ve been a Christian for a while then I’m sure you’ve heard it quoted often. Doing so promises safety, provision, and

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100 Years From Now

Artistic rendition of stars, nebula and various other features like gaseous clouds in deep space, by Andrew Ostrovsky.

“What will you be doing 100 years from now?” How you answer that question will tell a lot about what motivates you. Planning for the Future? What will you be doing 100 years from now? Atheists will answer, “Nothing, because

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God Resists the Proud – Part 4

Lion Lipstick of Rekero Pride late evening in Masai Mara, Kenya - by Maggy Meyer

God resists the proud, and yet people (and Americans in particular) are proud beings. Sayings like, “Show some pride in your work” are familiar to all of us. We are Proud To Be An American, and proud of our ethnicity

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God Resists the Proud – Part 3

Lion Lipstick of Rekero Pride late evening in Masai Mara, Kenya - by Maggy Meyer

The Word of God has quite a bit to say about why God resists the proud, being proud, and its destructive effects. Proverbs 6:16-19 These six things the Lord hates, yes, seven are an abomination to Him: A proud look,

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God Resists the Proud – Part 2

Lion Lipstick of Rekero Pride late evening in Masai Mara, Kenya - by Maggy Meyer

Once we understand where pride originated, and all the terrible things that have happened as a result, it’s no wonder that God resists the proud. Pride Affects Relationships I was at small group last night and we discussed some things

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God Resists the Proud

Lion Lipstick of Rekero Pride late evening in Masai Mara, Kenya - by Maggy Meyer

God resists the proud is a biblical concept that each of us should think about, and for some very important reasons. It’s found in both the Old and New Testaments, and so we know that God places importance on it.

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When Things Go Wrong

Forest-covered mountains drop off into the sea. The sky is overcast and clouds are low and mixing with the mist coming off the tops of the mountains.

What do you do when things go wrong? The answer to that question reveals a lot about who we are and where our confidence is placed. Equal Opportunity Situations Everybody (saved and unsaved alike) enjoys the good days, right? My

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Self-Evaluation

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I have tried to develop a habit of self-evaluation over the years and it has served me well. Self-evaluation continuously teaches me to think objectively about myself and my reactions to the things going on around me. Self-evaluation helps me

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