Are You Addicted to the Physical Realm?
As Christians, we function in two realms: the physical and the spiritual. As we grow, God often has to wean us off of being addicted to the physical realm so that we might know how to live in the spiritual realm.
The Way God Loves You
Paul Washer testifies of the manifestations of the love of God in his life.
God’s Glory as Law Giver
God is a God who communicates and He communicates to us His will through His laws. 1 Timothy 1:11 - in accordance with the gospel of the glory of the blessed God with which I have been entrusted.
One For All, All For One
The Church is not complete without Christ; in the same way a body is incomplete without a head and a branch is incomplete without branches.
How Can We Pray in the Spirit?
The Bible tells us to pray in the Spirit. What does that mean and how can we do that?
Question and Answer Session on Abiding in Christ
In this question and answer session, Michael Durham answers various questions related to the topic of abiding in Christ and bearing fruit.
You Are Not Alone In Your Warfare
The Devil would love to have Christians think that they're the only ones going through spiritual opposition and difficulty. That's a lie.
Praying For All The Saints
As Christians, we are in a spiritual war against the Devil, and we constantly feel the attacks from Satan that come upon us.
Believers Who Will Be Cast Into Hell
Believers who will be cast into Hell? It’s because Scripture says there will be believers cast into Hell. Really? Yes.
I Asked The Lord That I Might Grow
A hymn written by John Newton in 1779. I asked the Lord that I might grow in faith, and love, and every grace...
Praying at All Times in the Spirit
As we put on each piece of the armor of God we need to remember that each piece needs to be put on as we're praying. As important as each part of our armor is...
The Definition of The Church
Although Christ and the Church are distinct and not the same, the Bible describes them as inseparable. You can't have Christ without also having His Church. You can't be united to Christ without also being united to His Church.
Christian, Take the Sword of the Spirit!
In the Bible swords are given and used for one reason, to kill. And the sword of the Spirit has been given to us for the exact same reason, to kill our sins.
How to Abide in Christ (Part 2)
How do we abide in Christ? John 15 tells us three things, let us consider those in this last sermon from the Men's Retreat.
How to Abide in Christ (Part 1)
Many believers will ask about how to abide in Christ. What branch do you know that struggles about whether it will remain in the vine or not?
The Sword of the Spirit
As Christians, we have a book from another world. We have a book that's likened to a sword, and this sword is directly from the Spirit of God for our spiritual warfare against the Devil.
What Does it Mean to Abide? (Part 2)
Abiding in Christ is not automatic, it is a command to be obeyed. It is us learning how to maintain fellowship with the Lord Jesus Christ and we must have active daily and conscious awareness and interaction with Christ.
Desperate Dependency: Christianity’s Parable (Part 1)
If there's anything that we need to get a firm grasp on as Christians, it's the reality that we can do absolutely nothing apart from Jesus Christ.
I Was a Lost Pastor and Religious Hypocrite
God saved me when I was 26 years of age, after pastoring two churches. I am a sinner saved by grace; a child of the living God.
How Are We Created in the Image of God?
The Bible says that in the beginning that God made us in His image. What does it mean to be made in the image of God?
Taking the Helmet of Salvation: Our Hope
Let us consider how the hope of final salvation helps us in the present in our battle with the kingdom of darkness.
Repentance is Not a Work
At the same time as we affirm that justification is through faith alone, we also must affirm what the bible says about another topic: repentance.
In our spiritual warfare, our armor will be woefully insufficient if we are not equipped with our shield of faith. The devil has flaming darts, and even as Christians...
How Can I Lust and Sin Against God?
Christian, the next time you're severely tempted and enticed to yield to sexual sin, just remember that your sin is against God. Just remember that...
The Delusion of Do Not Religion
There is a delusion that many are tricked into believing. It is the delusion that Christianity is a do not religion: don't do this but do this.
Washing One Another’s Feet?
There are churches and denominations who appeal to Jesus' command in John 13 to say that we must participate in foot-washing.
This Isn’t the Day For Being Mr. Nice Guy
This isn’t the day for us to be Mr. Nice Guy; it’s the day for us to proclaim the truth that people need to hear in order to be saved.
The Stability of Gospel Shoes
If we would stand in our battle against the Devil, then it's obviously important that we have the right kind of shoes for our feet that will help us to stand.
Effective Prayers Because of a Righteous Life (Part 4)
One thing the Devil fears about the righteous life of the believer is the effective prayers...
Romans 14 & Halloween, Christmas, Easter, Birthdays
How should we as Christians recognize (or not recognize) the holidays that are observed by the world? How should we view other Christians...
Putting On The Breastplate of Righteousness (Part 3)
A righteous life is a vital part of our armor in our spiritual battle with the Devil. Good theology and abstaining from immorality isn't enough;...
The Devil Wants You to Lose Your Balance
We have to remember that the Devil, our adversary, is crafty. And one of his clever tactics is making us lose our balance and making us go to extremes.
The Law Fulfilled in Christ (Matthew 5:19)
Tim considers what Jesus means in Matthew 5:19 when He says, "whoever relaxes one of the least of these commandments...
The Breastplate of Righteousness (Part 2)
In our battle against the Devil, one of the essential parts of the armor is the breastplate of righteousness.
What is “The Rapture?” (Eschatology 101)
A teaching that has become very widespread within mainstream Christianity is the idea of the rapture. This view is very popular, but is it biblical?