Category: Faith

Faith & Works

Your Work, Your Faith!

Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men. (Col. 3:23) A Christian is not just a confessor of his faith but a possessor who incarnates every aspect of the tenets of Christianity. His heart, soul, mind, spirit, and body are not compartmentalized; instead, they all converge to present a wholesome […]

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Fetus In Mother's Womb

God’s Final Decision on Human Life

Human life in the womb is worth defending biblically and scientifically — with grace and without shame on anyone involved in a very nuanced and complicated systemic issue. We are all, both male and female, at every stage, made in the image of God. For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise […]

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Harry Emerson Fosdick (Britannica)

Reflecting on the meaning of Christian faithfulness

On May 21, 1922, liberal pastor Harry Emerson Fosdick preached his famous “Shall the Fundamentalists Win?” sermon. In commemorating its 100th anniversary, liberal Episcopal writer Diana Butler Bass conflates fundamentalism with American evangelicalism and Putinist Russian Orthodoxy as white ethnonationalism whose goals are dictatorially political and not so much theological. Bass’ conflation is unfortunate not only because it is absurdly unfair but […]

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Children of war

How Can I Effectively Wait on the Lord?

Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord. Psalm 27:14 Children of War (Image by janeb13) Have you ever noticed some of the things people do while they wait? For instance, when waiting on an elevator, we keep pressing the button. It doesn’t help. Or if we are stuck in a traffic jam, we honk […]

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What does it mean for a Christian to grow in faith?

What does it mean for a Christian to grow in faith?

We are commanded in Scripture to “grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ” (2 Peter 3:18). This growth is spiritual growth, growing in faith. Milk is used in the New Testament as a symbol of what is basic to the Christian life At the moment we receive Christ as our Savior, we are born […]

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Richard Baxter 1615 To 1691 English Puritan Church Leader And Theologian

Christ Leads Me Through No Darker Rooms: Richard Baxter’s example of faithfulness in the face of persecution

Richard Baxter was born at Rowton, in Shropshire, England, on November 12, 1615. He served faithfully the flock over which God placed him in Kidderminster. Baxter suffered from a frail bodily frame much of his life and it often seemed a wonder that his life extended year after year. He once said, “Weakness and pain helped me to study how […]

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Suffering Wisely and Well: The Grief of Job and the Grace of God

How to Walk Faithfully Through Suffering

Why does God allow suffering? The pain of suffering can be overwhelmingly mysterious, but the Bible does provide answers. Throughout Scripture, God allows trials in order to accomplish specific purposes in the lives of his people. When faced with suffering they experience spiritual growth; repentance from sin; or, as in the Old Testament story of Job, the chance to demonstrate […]

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They sat down with him for seven days and nights, and no one said a word, because they saw how great his suffering wa

Power With God Exemplified in Job

Reading: Job 1:6-11; 2:9,10; 42:7,8,10 Job’s Spiritual History Job is introduced to us as a man in great fullness: fullness of possessions and of wealth, fullness of good works and of personal righteousness, and standing before God in acceptance. Then there begins a course in his experience, the meaning and the secret occasion of which is altogether hidden from him. […]

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Faith, Hope, Baptism

Caution! Maintenance Work On Unity

Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace (Eph. 4:3). To better grasp our verse for the day, we must look at verses 1-6. Every believer came to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ through the invitation and convicting work of the Holy Spirit. Irrespective of your race, gender, age, accomplishments, or failures, the […]

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Free Lunch is For Real

Free Lunch is For Real

“For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith – and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God – not by works, so that no one can boast” (Eph. 2:8,9). We are in a season of holidays when children and adults alike are looking with hope for some gifts that will make their holidays merry. […]

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