In the Church today we see a large number of members who are “2nd generation” (or 3rd, 4th, or 5th). There are a number of important differences between “1st generation” Christians—those God called straight out of the world—and those who grew up in God’s way of life. Understanding these differences can greatly affect the way we view our calling, repentance and baptism, issues we deal with in maturing spiritually, and how we develop and influence our children.
Christians are called to do what is right before God in a world that often lives another way. How can we do what is right in spite of opposition?
Mark 8:35 states that if we lose our lives for Jesus Christ and the gospel, we will save our lives. How does that work? Are you willing to give up your life for Christ and the gospel?
We are very blessed in U.S. and western natiions. Our brethren in the developing world live in very Spartan conditions. It is important for us to have the same view as God about this world, and the world tomorrow.
We sometimes find ourselves swept up in conflicting emotions and attitudes as we view the turmoil and tragedy of today’s world. Around us people take sides and lash out in anger and frustration at those who view events from a different perspective. What seems evil and unjust to one seems totally justifiable to another. But Christians are taught to approach life from a different perspective – to have the mind of Jesus Christ. Just what is the mind of Jesus Christ as He views the chaos of today’s world?
The Book of Esther doesn't have God's name in it, but it has God's fingerprints all over it. We can see "God's providence" in the book, and in our lives.
An update on the Work being done in the French- speaking regions of the world.
"The Church" is one of our 20 fundamental beliefs. What does that mean? What is the Church? And what work should it be doing?
Scripture shows us that having the Holy Spirit dwelling within us is essential for salvation. Is the Holy Spirit dwelling in you? Does "dwell" simply mean it's there or is there more involved in "dwelling?" How does having the Holy Spirit dwell in a Christian affect the way he or she lives?