My Christianity Is Not Casual because Mature Fruit is Always Found On the End of the Limb.
The following article Mature Fruit is Always Found On the End of the Limb was rejected for inclusion in a Christian magazine with for this reason : “While this piece is well written, I don’t feel it fits our editorial needs at this time. I prefer a more casual, conversational style of writing for the magazine.
Praise God my writing was ... Continue Reading →
Will you be found worthy or wanting?
But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway. (1 Corinthians 9:27 KJV)
Paul was constantly reminding himself to practice what he preached! This is spiritual discipline at its best! Paul understood foremost that it was not a good representation for the Gospel, and secondly towards other people, to preach one way of living ... Continue Reading →
God needs missionaries in churches, back yards, and across the world.
Now ye Philippians know also, that in the beginning of the gospel, when I departed from Macedonia, no church communicated with me as concerning giving and receiving, but ye only. For even in Thessalonica ye sent once and again unto my necessity. Not because I desire a gift: but I desire fruit that may abound to your account. (Philippians 4:15-17 KJV)
The Philippian church had ... Continue Reading →
Are you sowing and teaching the things of God in His Word?
And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also. (2 Timothy 2:2 KJV)
This is a blueprint from God concerning discipleship. God’s plan for teaching others the gospel message has been around since the beginning of time. It has always been his desire that all mankind to hear the gospel ... Continue Reading →
Paul was unassuming and meek.
For I am the least of the apostles, that am not meet to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God. But by the grace of God I am what I am: and his grace which was bestowed upon me was not in vain; but I laboured more abundantly than they all: yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me. (1 Corinthians 15:9-10 KJV) Continue Reading →
Paul was truly a ...
Is your church serious about sin or allowing serious sin inside the church?
But now I have written unto you not to keep company, if any man that is called a brother be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolater, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner; with such an one no not to eat. For what have I to do to judge them also that are without? do not ye judge them that are within? But them that ... Continue Reading →
Are you stuck in a personal “pity party?”
Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content. I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound: every where and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need. (Philippians 4:11-12 KJV)
Paul was a biblical great who faced many difficult situations and ... Continue Reading →
December 17th 2014
Are you living in His supernatural power?
There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it. (1 Corinthians 10:13 KJV) Continue Reading →
The tenth chapter of 1st Corinthians begins with Paul taking a turn to look back towards the past. ...
Spiritual fruit outwardly speaks of a godly heart.
Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. (1 Corinthians 15:1-2 KJV)
Paul is speaking in these scripture verses to those members of the Corinthian church who had openly declared or professed faith in the work ... Continue Reading →