In the heavenly race a lot of defeat is from slothfulness, we want something for nothing, but just as the athlete is called to manage his body so is the Christian.
This Bible Study was taught for the children at Vacation Bible School that was done at our church.
The benefits of suffering are so great if we will only see the divine purposes of God that are lovingly shown to us in the midst these trials.
Do the sudden trials that cause you to suffer make you bitter or better?
The apostle John came along and dogmatically asserted things.
Regeneration is a transfer from the realm of the flesh into the realm of the Spirit...
Regeneration is a new birth (Jn 3:1-8, 1 Jn 3:9); the receiving of a new nature (Matt 7:15-20; 12:33);...
Regeneration is an act of God in which He changes all Christians, so that they begin to hate sin and pursue...
After thirteen chapters here is what the author of Hebrews wants to leave us with:
Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.
What do you want more than anything else: Money? Fame? A godly spouse? Or to just walk and commune with the Lord at your side?
Do not quench the Spirit. - 1 Thessalonians 5:19
It would be easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than it would be for someone to pass through to heaven with a shred of self-righteousness upon them.
When some people hear the command in Hebrews 13:17 to "obey your leaders" they may tend to bristle...
So whoever knows the right thing to do and fails to do it, for him it is sin(the sin of omission).
Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her.