I tell you, my friends, do not be afraid of those who kill the body and after that can do no more.
Life is more important than food, and the body more than clothes, Jesus said (Matthew 6:25). If we can trust Him with Eternity, we can trust Him with our lives here on this Earth.
The ultimate thing in this life we can seek is Him. The highest goal in all of Eternity is His face. We know, that if we lose everything else we have here, we still have Him. And, if we die seeking Him, we die in Faith, and that is okay. Read more…
Categories: Favorites, Featured, Kingdom, Teaching Anxiety, Faith, Fret, Guidance, Jesus, Kingdom, Mourn, Mourning, Precious, Redeemer, Spirit
In his last days old Dr. Bressee [the founder of the Nazarene church] would preach from church to church one message: “Keep the glory down.” Why? He knew that if they ever lost it they were finished.
–R T Kendall, The Anointing
Probably every genuine move of God was birthed in something special. In every move, there was something Beyond the text of the written Word, Beyond the meetings, Beyond the men, that made a difference.
If we understood that the Gospel is more than words on a page, that it is more than a natural man can understand (John 3:3-5), that it is the unseen, spiritual realm that makes a difference (Colossians 1:16), we would be much closer to the glorious overcoming church of Ephesians 4:13.
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Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
Faith in God is a real, active, and living thing. God is alive, and powerful. Faith sees Him, and the word of His power overcomes what cannot be otherwise overcome, and carries a person with it through otherwise impossible situations.
It was by faith in God that David conquered the giant, and it was by faith in God that Jonathan, his friend, along with his armor bearer, single-handedly took on an entire Philistine garrison. It was by faith that overcame their weaknesses and came to be firmly established in the land.
Categories: Teaching Absalom, David, Eternity, Faith, Jesus, Jonathan, Kingdom, Moses, Pearl, Peter, Reap, Shimei, Sow, Treasure, Treasure in a Field
If anyone comes to me and does not hate his father and mother, his wife and children, his brothers and sisters—yes, even his own life—he cannot be my disciple
Jesus is the Way, the Truth, and the Life. Heaven and Earth will pass away before any one of His words passes away. Many people would like to interpret this passage into obscurity, equating it with similar, albeit, related scriptures, such as this one.
Categories: Kingdom Faith, Father, Freedom, Hate, Hope, Jesus, Life, Light and Easy, Love, Paul, Sermon on the Mount, Treasure, Treasure in a Field, Trust, Truth, Way