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obedience
February 25, 2018

Obedience Is Better Than Sacrifice

Obedience Is Better Than Sacrifice

Soon after he became king of Israel, Saul demonstrated his spiritual ineptitude for leading God’s people. His impatience with God coupled with his natural instincts caused him to justify his direct obedience to God’s commands. Like Saul, the excuses we make to keep us from total obedience to God reveal the root causes of our […]

January 21, 2018

Choose Life that You May Live

Choose Life that You May Live

God desires for his people to prosper and flourish and has given them instruction for how to live in this way. He has given them a choice to either follow his lead and live or to rebel against him and perish. He urges us to always choose life so that not only can we enjoy […]

November 5, 2017

Living God’s Way by God’s Power

Living God's Way by God's Power

The Christian life is a life of holiness. Unfortunately, many Christians do not know what holiness is nor how to pursue it. The result is not just a failure to live up to God’s standards. Confusion about holiness often leads us away from the gospel itself. Holiness is defined not by following a set of […]

June 4, 2017

Ponder and Pray

Ponder and Pray

One of the reasons we struggle with prayer is because we struggle to slow down and commune with God. If we are going to enter into a conversation with God then we must be willing to take the time to listen to him and let his Word affect our lives. The biblical discipline of meditation […]

April 9, 2017

The Faithful Slave

The Faithful Slave

The instructions the Scripture gives to Christian slaves and masters has broad application to believers in every time and place. By commanding slaves and masters to faithfully serve on another, the Bible turns slavery on its head. Following the example of Jesus, Christians can enjoy a greater relationship with one another, whatever place they hold in […]

April 2, 2017

The Obedient Child

The Obedient Child

Obedient children are not merely a nicety; they are a necessity. Children who disobey their parents contribute to chaos in the home and, eventually, chaos in society. This is why the Scriptures make explicit the requirement for children to obey their parents. Children who learn to obey their parents, and parents who insist on obedience […]

March 12, 2017

The Submissive Wife

The Submissive Wife

God’s design for marriage includes specific roles that the husband and wife are to fulfill. In commanding her to submit to her husband, God calls the wife to follow her husband’s lead. Although the command is not popular in modern times, it is grounded in the fact that God has designed for the husband to […]

August 7, 2016

Wonderful Worship

Wonderful Worship

As the Psalms of Ascents come to a close, we hear the call to worship and are given the basic elements of what worship is and how it is to be done. Far from being a boring ritual, the worship of God ought to be a joy-filled celebration of who God is and what he […]

June 26, 2016

The Blessed Life

The Blessed Life

It is God’s intention to abundantly bless his people so that they become the envy of the world. Unfortunately, we can only think of blessing in health and wealth terms. The problem with such thinking is that it misses out on the universal scope of God’s intentions to bless his people and leaves us more […]

January 10, 2016

Helped by the Holy Spirit

Helped by the Holy Spirit

While Jesus was living on earth, he was the embodiment of Immanuel—God with us. But he told his disciples to rejoice that he was returning to the Father because he would give to his followers “another Helper” to be with them forever. With the help of the Holy Spirit, we are empowered toward loving obedience […]

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