Business advisors and self-help books recommend that we set goals and make plans to succeed in our endeavors. Why do we not do this to help us overcome sin?
Similar to the way people pull together in times of crisis, we must also have a goal, a vision of the finish line, in order to overcome and grow.
Want an easy, proven formula for getting rid of sin and growing in God's character? Dr. David Maas can provide it!
Overconcern with the around-and-about tends to distracts us, and before we know it we are off course. Preparation for God's Kingdom depends on our focus
With God's Spirit, we can develop the overcoming skill, using self-control to make firm commitments to our small, yet progressively significant choices.
Faith, hope and love are spiritual gifts which safeguard us from discouragement and depression, giving us a mature perspective that will last eternally.
Our hope is based on having a living Savior. At times we are discouraged and overwhelmed, but God has not left us—though unseen, He is in the trials with us.
The events in today's news can seem overwhelming, but there are strategies to turn the sanctification process into an exciting adventure.
We can become energized and motivated by our high calling and summons to do the will of God, seeing how vitally important we are to God's purpose.
Zeal has been discredited as the tool of the charlatan, but Christians must develop passion and zeal for the Christian way of life and the Kingdom of God.
Without daily contact with God in prayer and Bible study, and without continual contact with the brethren, we may lose the determination to persevere.
'I Dreamed a Dream' from Les Miserables is a poignant reminder of the personal devastation that comes from not committing to a long-term vision of a good life.
Patience in the face of trying events is a clear indication that we are developing genuine godliness. We can learn to turn trials into positive growth opportunities.
John Ritenbaugh, using athletic running metaphors, emphasizes that we, like the Apostle Paul, must discipline ourselves, apply concentrated effort, and run with endurance to attain our reward or office (not to attain salvation, as some anti-nomian teachers have falsely charged). Sanctification is the longest, most difficult, and …
Christians need to have a conscious plan in seeking God. Here are several essential qualities that must be included in any successful course of action.
Even though a Christian's potential is so wonderful, it is still necessary for God to motivate His children to reach it. This begins with the fear of God.
We waste a lot of it on foolish pursuits, procrastination and distractions. Getting control of our time is foundational for seeking God's Kingdom.
God has allowed carnal nature to remain in His people so He can determine whether they seriously want to defeat the downward pulls of the flesh.
God has summoned us to a unique position. As saints, we have the responsibility to work toward the Kingdom of God and become holy—things only we can do!
Without well-defined plans, projects become quickly derailed. Both time and energy are wasted in the absence of carefully established goals.
The most dangerous lap we encounter is when everyone around us tends to be compromising. Today, what was once aberrant behavior is now considered normal.
Graduations bring advice-laden commencement speeches designed to inspire and motivate young people, sending them out to their destinations and destinies.
The group that one fellowships with is less important than the understanding that there is one true church, bound by a spiritual, not a physical unity.
Clear vision lights the way spiritually. If the eye of the heart is aimed at spiritual treasure and the glory of God, it will remain singly focused.