Effective self-examination is difficult. As human beings, we seem to find it easier to examine others rather than ourselves! Here are some suggested approaches to effective self-examination that you may find helpful in preparing for Passover.
According to I Cor. 11, the time leading up to the Passover is a time of self-examination. This sermon takes a look at five reasons people can be held back from this being as successful as possible.
A common question you have likely heard in the last year is, What if? It is good to know what is going on in society around us, to be aware of the times and to even to ask this question. But are we asking this question of the right things?
Americans deeply cherish liberty. Our freedoms have enabled us to do the work in a way not possible in much of the world. But is our understanding of personal freedom in agreement with what God’s Word says? What does James mean that Christians are to be judged by “the law of liberty”?
There are some verses that deal with trials. Since we know God’s Word is always correct, what are we missing if we don’t understand His meaning?
Christ questioned whether He would find faith on earth when He returned. A major part of faith is holding on. And in our society today, it is holding on to that which is good. The book of Hebrews has a lot to say about both faith and endurance.
Patience has been touted as a virtue. But in our hurried culture we are programmed to “get results fast,” and patience seems a rare commodity. We find in the Word of God that the quality of patience is actually central to the plan of God.
What do we really need to do as a world, nation and individuals to really effect the changes in society that everyone wants to see? The core issue for change lies in something most people don't want to address—repentance.