Month: July 2018

Spiritual encouragement, Spiritual growth

Growing in Christlikeness: A lesson from Paul’s prayer for the Colossians

At the point of salvation, we are fully in Christ. But, we are to continually, intentionally seek to grow in Christlikeness. We are instructed to, “take hold of the eternal life to which you were called” (1 Tim. 6:12). We are called to live as servants of Christ, following and yielding to Him obediently as productive workers for His calling.

Bible lessons, Spiritual growth

Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength.

Jesus said the greatest commandment is: “Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all you mind and with all your strength” So, what does it mean to love God? God has given us observable indicators that show demonstrated evidence of our love for Him or lack of love for Him.

Evangelism, Ministry

Share the gospel in love, gentleness, and respect

We aren’t called to argue for the gospel as an attorney. Instead, Jesus said, “You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you, and you will be my witnesses” (Acts 1:8). Witnesses tell of what they have seen or heard firsthand. Our role is to lovingly testify to the gospel and to be witnesses to the reality of how God has worked in our lives.