Scripture: “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples if you love one another” (John 13:34-35 NIV). Relationships are our most valuable asset but sometimes the most difficult to maintain. John 13:34-35 teaches … More Love Commandment: The Intent of the Heart
After Jesus called the crowd to Him, He said, “Listen and understand this: It is not what goes into the mouth of a man that defiles and dishonors him, but what comes out of the mouth, this defiles and dishonors him” (Matthew 15:10-11 Ampl. Bible).
To be energized means to be vitalized, invigorated, and enthused. Something triggers excitement, causing a fresh supply of energy to flow. Well, the Holy Spirit enables, energizes, and gives us understanding. The Power of the Holy Spirit is promised to every believer. Things That Energize Our Walk With God Before going to the Cross, Jesus … More Energized By His Presence
The Mind of the Spirit vs. the Temptation of the Flesh The Mind Essentially the mind is the central intelligence system for the body. The activity of your brain includes consciousness, intellect, emotions, and self-will. The conscious mind is responsible for rationalizing and logical thinking,
For I know the plans that I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” (Jere. 29:11 NIV). Perhaps you’ve sat down and thought about how to plan your way to success. But have you thought about making all things … More His Plan, His Way
When asked, “How are you?” Many Christians respond, “I’m blessed.” It seems to roll off our tongues rather quickly, so fast that we don’t even have to think about the words. Is it by habit, or is it socially correct to use good old Christian lingo? What is the difference between being blessed and wishing … More Am I Lucky or Blessed?
Having joy in the Lord is the natural result of the Christian faith. Faith in Christ naturally works gladness by removing fear and replacing it with a calm, settled temperament. It takes away sorrow and provides a sense of quiet peace in the heart of the person who trusts the Lord. The Lord’s joy causes … More Choose Joy!
“You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden; nor does anyone light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. Let your light shine before men in such a way that they … More BE THE LIGHT
Scripture: Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy to bear, and … More Unpack Your Bags, It’s Over Now!
Scripture: Enter through the narrow gate, for broad is the gate and wide is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it; (Matt. 7:13 NIV). In this teaching, I am highlighting the subtle ways that the enemy tries to gain access to the lives of unsuspecting individuals. He’s always watching to see … More Learning to Guard Your Gates