This article discusses our emotions — how they are neither good nor bad in themselves, but rather in how we handle them. Thus, our emotions must be filtered through God’s Word at all times. From Randy Alcorn and Eternal Perspectives Ministries………………..
Practice Using God’s Gift of Truth
Truth is a gift God instilled into creation so that we can properly engage reality. In this way, truth is like aiming a rifle. If our aim is right, or true, then we are able to hit the target. Likewise, if our ideas and beliefs are true, we are empowered to engage with the reality of our lives. This is a very simple concept that only very bright people can confuse for us. It is a tragedy that truth, as it has come to be known today, is often considered enigmatic, unrecognizable, or even relative. Unbelief in truth encourages both hopelessness and arrogance. Neither can be endured for long when engaging the most important things in our lives.
From The Divine Conspiracy Continued: Fulfilling God’s Kingdom on Earth. Copyright © 2014 by Dallas Willard amd Gary Black Jr. All rights reserved. Used with permission of HarperCollins Publishers.
Wow. This is just an excellent and most helpful article on a topic that probably about 95% of us can use some help with — thinking about our past in godly and constructive ways. From biblical counselor Rick Thomas at RickThomas.net…………………..
This article talks about one of the greatest statements of faith in all of Scripture. This is worth a read! From Crosswalk.com…………..
This article is encouraging all believers to really be open to God and all that He is saying to them in and through His Word when they are reading and studying the Bible. A very helpful and practical read! From the LOGOS Blog………………….
This article provides a fairly in-depth look at five reasons why Jesus chose to get baptized by John in the River Jordan. “The echoes of Jesus’s baptism reverberated through his life, and still resound through the world to this day. For his baptism is an emblem of his entire incarnate work of offering himself perfectly to his Father and gathering us into his own consecration and obedience.” From Desiring God………………………..
This article from Knowable Word serves as a reminder to take promises in the Bible within their proper context. For example, “God will give you the desires of your heart.” But that is only part of the verse (Psalm 37:4). From Knowable Word……………..
In this beautiful article from Randy Alcorn, he talks about what an everyday believer would look like if he or she was to be considered a “cross-bearer” or “cross-carrier.” And the answer turns out to be more about little everyday sacrifices made willingly and gladly. From Eternal Perspectives Ministries…………….
At this point, the series begins to look at how individual theologians and church leaders viewed spiritual adoption. First up is John Calvin. From Things Above Us……………
This is a continuation of a series of articles on our adoption into God’s family that we started last month, and now we pick back up. In this article, we see how systematic theology handles the topic of spiritual adoption From Things Above Us………….