If in your heart you're not truly sold out to God's will, you are going to misinterpret your will as if it's God's will.
Give to everyone who begs from you, and from one who takes away your goods do not demand them back.
It can only be known if it is revealed by God. The mystery of godliness is the mystery of Christ. It's a mystery that man could have never thought of.
Yet on the narrow way to life one is bound to Jesus Christ and reliant on Him. There are going to be such powers that are going to resist you in this world...
As believers it is important at times to do spiritual inventory, and to do it specifically on our "saltiness" and whether or not we are losing any of our taste...
Jesus Christ will appear again in His return. These truths matters to us as believers, who live between these two great appearings...
In this Ask Pastor Tim we look at: Is it Biblically acceptable to defend yourself or your family if violent, or even deadly, force is necessary?
"I wanted to know if you ever get depressed when you think about the fact that you have no historical or scientific evidence to back up what you believe?"
David's attitude of deliberate holiness is impressive and something we should imitate. He is purposeful in his pursuit of holiness when he says in Psalm 119, “I promise to keep your words.”
This is the second of two messages in which Matthew 24 is explored. Jesus taught that His own generation would not pass away until the first part of this chapter was fulfilled.
Some have said that Matthew 24 is the most difficult chapter in the entire Bible. This is the first of two messages in which an attempt is made to try to make sense of this difficult chapter.
Paul said, "The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet." One of the ways this happens is by us trusting the LORD in prayer and praying in a way that is dangerous to the devil.
Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.
In Ephesians 4, Paul calls us to learn of Jesus Christ and to be taught how to speak through beholding Him.
The last portion of Matthew 25 is not a parable, but an actual description of Judgement Day.
Faithfulness and loyalty to Christ is a vitally important virtue in the Christian life that must not be treated lightly.
Christ... is the absolute owner. Go out to your car this afternoon and you just stop in your tracks and look at it and you recognize that's His.
Therefore I want you to understand that no one speaking in the Spirit of God ever says 'Jesus is accursed!' and no one can say 'Jesus is Lord' except in the Holy Spirit.
Why in Hebrews 11 is Rahab singled out for her past sin and called a prostitute? We see here that her background was so sinful that her title has followed her for 3,500 years.
There are those in our churches who are wisely waiting for the Lord's coming and there are others who are foolishly unprepared as that great day approaches.
First John 5:16 says that "there is sin that leads to death" and in the context of this letter he is dealing with those false prophets that are false to the true Christ.
Once the writer John gets us to where we have assurance, he then doesn't have us sit there with our assurance but sends us to the battlefield.
Many make a radical distinction between the church and Israel, but such a distinction simply does not exist as can be seen by the Apostle Paul's words in Ephesians 2.
I don't have the strength, or the wisdom, or the perspective in myself to make it through this waste howling wilderness of sin without the brethren strengthening me in God.
The Bible teaches us that every single promise in the Old Testament that applied to a Jew also applies to us who are in Jesus Christ.
When we study eschatology we must not first launch out into the complex "calculus" of Daniel, Ezekiel, and Revelation.
Why preach a series on eschatology? First, because Dispensational Premillennialism commandeers many of the promises that belong to the church.
1 John 5:10 says, "Whoever believes in the Son of God has the testimony in himself." - John clearly teaches us that God's testimony is internalized.
When you fasted and mourned in the fifth month and in the seventh, for these seventy years, was it for me that you fasted?
You basically have two kinds of professing Christians in the world: those who are deceived and find God's commandments burdensome...
Is it OK for married brothers in leadership positions to be casually texting or emailing single sisters?
Perfect love is the result of God's love being perfected in us. This is not something unreachable, or unobtainable.
When the Bible talks about the church, it is not referring to the building, but to the assembly of the redeemed.
1 John 4:1 says, "Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world."
In this sermon Tim gives twelve proofs that the Bible gives us of the evidence of the Holy Spirit in a believer's life.
Where: 1402 Corpus Christi St, Laredo, Texas 78040 When: April 24-26, 2015 Who: Grace Community Church of Laredo is a church plant of GCCSATX. Pastor Tim Conway will be preaching at this year's conference. Confer...
As the disciples spoke, God came in power, and they were called by the crowds as those who turned the world upside down.
If you are pouring out your life for others it is going to have a direct impact when you go into the prayer closet. When we love the brethren, John says it gives us assurance that we are Christians and that makes us c...
1 John 3:8 says, "The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the works of the devil."
Until the conversion of Paul he was the one doing the talking, but when the Lord came to Paul his mouth was shut.
It's easy to say, "I'm not like Cain, I didn't put a knife in my brother." However, hatred is more subtle than sticking a knife in your brother.
Someone emailed in asking, "Why does God make it so hard for his people to make it into his kingdom? What kind of savior is Jesus anyways?"
There is only one explanation of why a person has any family resemblance to Jesus Christ; it is because they have been born of God.
And Jesus looked around and said to His disciples, "How difficult it will be for those who have wealth to enter the kingdom of God!"
I charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is to judge the living and the dead, and by his appearing and his kingdom: preach the word;...
An antichrist doesn't deny the existence of Jesus altogether, but rather they change the Truth about Him; they are opposed to the biblical Christ.
When it comes to what it is to be worldly, isn't it interesting how we have this tendency to come up with...
As we consider what fasting is, we can see that as the Christian fasts with the right reason they are worshiping God.
Remember that one of the greatest evidences of a lack of faith is that you don't pray, because if you really have faith in a prayer-hearing God, you are going to be praying.
Join us as we gather together for the 6th time to fellowship around the things of our glorious Savior Jesus Christ.
If you just think about what pride is, that is what racism is rooted in.
When John tells us "do not love the world", the main thing he has in mind is not the possessions in the world.
Authors of the New Testament tell us to imitate the example of Christ and so fulfill the law of Christ (Gal. 6:2).
As you seek to be perfected by the Spirit, you will not gratify the desires of the flesh.
The enemy of your soul will seek to condemn you because of your failures, but you know what?
One of the great tests of true Christianity is that God put's in His people a special love for other true Christians.
The Christian is not under the law, but is being changed into Christ's image as they live a life looking to Him.
Men are imprisoned under the law but due to the weakness of the flesh they do not want to be there.
The book of 1 John shows us that the difference between the lost and saved man is so clear that it is discernible and recognizable.
How consistently should a church be taking the Lord's Supper? What does it mean to eat "without discerning the body"?
The Galatians were wanting to be perfected and grow and advance in the Christian life...
1 John 2:1 shows us that what is normative for the Christian is that they don't sin.
Confessing of sin is an evidence of someone who is in the light and has fellowship with God.
The Apostle Paul was being accused of preaching a different gospel to the Jews and to the Gentiles.