The Christian’s Self Cleansing (Part 2)
The people who Paul calls to "cleanse" themselves “from every defilement of body and spirit” are called “beloved”. It is only by being one of the beloved...
The Christian’s Self Cleansing (Part 1)
2 Corinthians 7:1 - Since we have these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from every defilement of body and spirit, bringing holiness to completion in the fear of God.
Deliberate Holiness (Psalm 119:57)
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.”
How We Grow in Our Love of God
There is a Biblical way to grow in the love of God, and it is not to pull yourself up in your own strength and try to force yourself to love God more.
Fulfill the Law of Christ
Authors of the New Testament tell us to imitate the example of Christ and so fulfill the law of Christ (Gal. 6:2).
Being Perfected by the Spirit
As you seek to be perfected by the Spirit, you will not gratify the desires of the flesh.
The Christian is Not Under the Law
The Christian is not under the law, but is being changed into Christ's image as they live a life looking to Him.
We Live With Our Eyes On Christ
The Galatians were wanting to be perfected and grow and advance in the Christian life...
The Heavenly Race
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.
Practically everything must be controlled. So also in the spiritual realm self-control is a virtue.
Freed From Law, No Condemnation
For a Christian to feel condemned by the Law is to be unfaithful to their new husband Christ,...
Present Yourselves as Slaves to Righteousness
Just as you served your old master of sin with all of your heart, soul, and mind, so now present all that you are to your new Master.