At the end of the previous essay, we considered the zeal of Jesus Christ during His earthly ministry, showing that His enthusiasm for God and His way of life fueled all of His efforts. ...
As Part Four demonstrates, the apostle Paul was so grateful for God's calling—despite his having persecuted the newly formed church—that he spent his life zealously serving God by preaching ...
Ronny Graham, reflecting on the disappearance of the zeal experienced in the Church of God in the 1950's and 60's, examines the concept of zeal, including notable biblical examples of zeal. Jesus, in Matthew 5:20, warns us that our zeal must exceed that of. . .
Richard Ritenbaugh, reflecting on the famous "Man in the Arena" speech of Theodore Roosevelt, observed that Roosevelt lived his life with vitality and energy. Whether hunting wild game or entertaining at an embassy party, he conducted his behavio. . .
John Ritenbaugh stresses that sacrifice (as an act and as a way of life) is absolutely necessary for the working out of God's plan. In taking undue attention off the self, sacrifice creates peace, prosperity, cooperation, and most of all, character. As cal. . .
God appreciates when we show concern for others, developing the maturity to overlook the slights others have made to us. Love sets an example for others.
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