Radical Idea: It is better to suffer with Christ than to be comfortable without Christ. A life without suffering is an incomplete and malformed life.
Since when is “doing good” such a bad thing? When you count on your good deeds to save you...then it's bad. Why? It is so self-deceiving. The hardest person to reach in the world for Christ is the person who is religious.
“If I must choose between Christ and anything else, I will choose Christ.” Whenever you find yourself at in life, only the road to the cross leads to life.
Your education, your career, your ministry, your upbringing... are these really worthless? Compared to knowing Christ--- YES
What if everything you once held dear came crashing down? What if you discovered that you had built your entire life on a faulty foundation?
We replicate what we celebrate. Instead of honoring worldly accomplishments, fame and fortune, let's honor those who lay it on the line for the Kingdom of God.
"honor such men" Kingdom Workers should be honored. Here are 4 Characteristics to look for in a Kingdom Worker Worthy of Honor.
Do you have a Spiritual Mentor? What about an accountability partner? Who are you investing in personally? Consider these three vital relationships every disciple should have.
It does no good to try to get someone to believe like a Christian, act like a Christian or think like a Christian, if they are not yet a Christian. Without a right relationship with God, nothing else in your life will ever be right. Orthocognatio means having a right relationship with God.
We could describe our sanctification process in four characters. In our spiritual journey, we will embody each of these characters along the way, so there is no room for prideful judgement as we examine ourselves or others in light of these descriptions. Jesus has set the bar for righteous living and holy intentions and we are saved purely be His grace, based on the merit of His life, death and resurrection alone. Still, as we each work out our own salvation with fear and trembling, we can see how each of these characters can point us to a right and true expression of Christian discipleship.