Living a Cross-centered life that transforms you into the likeness of Christ is the result of daily repentance and faith that looks deeply at sin alongside the magnificent grace of Christ.
Because Christ now lives in me, I have everything I need to respond in new ways to what I face daily. I have a new identity and new potential.
Our hearts are always the cause of our responses and actions, so that our battle for change is always fought in the heart.
The biblical picture of the THORN bush captures how sinners tend to respond sinfully to the blessing and difficulties of life.
The Bible describes life this way: We live in a broken world as people who struggle daily.
God understands the full range of joys and sorrows that make up our lives.
Practical hope, comfort, and direction result from looking at our lives and our world from God's big picture respective.
God's work of personal transformation is intended to take place within the community of God's people
The hope of personal growth and change rests on our relationship with a person, Jesus Christ, who powerfully acts to change your heart and make it more and more like his.
Living with God's ultimate destination in view gives hope and perspective in our daily situations and relationships.
There are often gaps between what we say we believe and how we live. But if Christ fills these gaps there is hope for real and lasting change.
If we are to grow as a church we are to focus on the things that will help us keep our best days ahead of us.
The events in this final chapter of Acts serve as an illustration of how God promises to work all things for the good of those who love Him and are called according to His purposes.
Sometimes faithfully defending our hope in God calls us to simply share our story of how God transformed our lives.
Persecution isn't meaningless. It is sometimes what God uses to bring about his good and sovereign purposes in the lives of this people all over the world.
The Church of Jesus Christ can and should reasonably proclaim the saving truths of Jesus Christ regardless of how the world responds.
Godly courage comes to all who seek the Lord, his presence, and his plan for their life.
Paul shows us how to keep a good testimony for Christ even in the midst of very difficult circumstances.
Genuine unity in the church isn't always easy to achieve, but with the right attitude and the right response to conflict, unity can be one of the church's most valuable assets.
Discerning God's will in a particular situation isn't always easy, especially when two believers disagree. But disagreements among fellow believers don't have to turn into disasters.
Paul shows by his example how Christ centered values drive successful ministry in and through the local church
Paul shows by his example how Christ centered values drive successful ministry in and through the local church.
Why do some people follow Jesus for a time, only to fall away in the end? This message will expand our understanding of the reasons for spiritual defection and ways we can avoid it.
Living for Christ in this world will appear to turn it upside down, but it is really God's means of setting it right.
God calls all believers to proclaim the gospel habitually, but He is in control of the results.
Keeping the gospel at the center of our Christian identity and duty will help us avoid many pitfalls.