In Jesus, we see the true virtuous and holy life lived in real time. How can we develop a virtuous and holy life like Jesus?
Jesus was well acquainted with intimacy and attentiveness to God through prayer. Through the Lord's Prayer, he provides a pattern for all believers.
Many people forget the way Jesus fought temptation, like we do, is a life saturated with the truth and promises of God in the Scriptures.
God's people need constant reminders of his promises... even in rebuke. Our sinful hearts are always prone to wander, and only by God's grace can we be turned back.
Believers are set apart for (dedicated to) God. What does that look like in your life?
God's Word does not return void. Can you point to ways in which God's Word has been powerful in your life?
This is where Christian spirituality begins and ends. The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom the Proverbs say.
The story of Nehemiah and its place in redemptive history is a pointer of the City to come.
How we pray, reveals our heart towards God. If we truly trust Him as our Heavenly Father and appreciate what He's done for us, we won't treat Him like some cosmic genie.
It's hard for us to see on this side of eternity, but God planned everything to occur when, where, and how it has transpired, including the birth of his Son in a barn.
As Christians, we are perpetually casting gospel seeds for the harvest.
Like children, we follow the steps of the Spirit, leading us ever towards Christ!
Our desires are transformed by the Spirit, if we are in Christ. Sin and the Spirit cannot both remain.
Christ is the embodiment of true freedom. By submitting to Christ, we free ourselves from sin and death, but also from all worldly attachments/bondage.
Biblical Law serves many purposes; it shows our failures, our need for a redeemer, and even how to live in light of the Gospel. But it cannot save. Only he can.
Christ has freed us from the curse of the law, so now we can by faith.
Grace is sufficient, and a free gift in faith. We cannot add to this gift, or we cheapen it.
Sometimes, the loving thing for us to do involves confronting our Christian brothers and sisters, humbly, by pointing them to Christ and the Gospel.
We all enter into salvation the same way, by grace. So there can be no feeling of superiority. There are no second-class Christians, because there is only one Gospel!
God has provided one, clear path to salvation. There is one gospel, though many gospel pretenders.