September 22, 2017

Victory over Sin

George Stiekes Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin. And the servant abideth not in the house forever: but the Son abideth forever. If the Son therefore shall make you free ye shall be free indeed. John 8:34-36 Sin enslaves people for two reasons: 1) […]

There Are No Unique or Hopeless Problems

John Vaughn Greatly discouraged believers are usually those facing problems that have them bewildered. The attitude that says, “No one has ever been through anything like this,” or “It’s hopeless; there is absolutely nothing I can do!” compounds the pain of overwhelming circumstances. The value of the Old Testament to the Christian is not only […]

Stubborn, Ceaseless Civil War (2)

Mark Minnick In Part One, Dr. Minnick writes to us of the struggle of the spiritual life, instructing us of the Nature of the struggle and assuring us of the Normalcy of the struggle. The Enormity of This Struggle Though everything described thus far is the normal experience of all Christians, it isn’t their experience […]

Stubborn, Ceaseless Civil War (1)

Mark Minnick All Christ’s followers, ministers or otherwise, are in one of three states of spiritual warfare: (1) some have given up battling almost entirely, (2) some are battling weakly but generally unsuccessfully, and (3) some are battling energetically and generally victoriously. But there is no such thing as a child of God who is […]

The Competitive Nature of the Christian Life

Walter Kirk When one enters the Christian life through belief and trust in Jesus Christ as personal Lord and Savior, he also enters into the arena of conflict and competition. The Christian life is by its nature competitive. The old life prior to conversion has been shed, and the believer now stands on God’s side, […]

The Certainty of Sanctification

by Don Johnson An occasional series on sanctification — Part 1 is here, Part 2 is here. We’ve covered two topics in this series so far, the Strategy of Sanctification (Rm 6) and the Struggle for Sanctification (Rm 7). God offers us the former and we generally experience the latter. When you get to the […]