The most dangerous battle at hand is against our own flesh, where we least expect treachery and where we have become the most complacent.
WHY are we not more successful in living up to God's standard? WHY do we slip and fall at times? Here is how YOU can overcome where you are hardest tempted!
The most formidable foe in our spiritual battle is the flesh. We must mortify, slay, and crucify the flesh, enduring suffering as Jesus Christ exemplified.
Despite God's many blessings, real Christianity more resembles a running battle against persistent forces than a leisurely stroll down the path of life.
Martin Collins, exhorting us that we are in the battle of our very lives facing the three formidable fronts of the world, Satan, and our own flesh, admonishes us to be strong in the Lord, following the model, captain, pathfinder, author, trailblazer or archegos of our salvation, our Elder Brother Jesus Christ—who has been …
Christ warns that we must do everything possible to annihilate sin - surgically going right to the heart or mind: the level of thought and imagination.
Like businessmen reviewing plans, making forecasts, and anticipating accountability, God expects us to define and follow through on spiritual objectives.
Daily reflection helps to identify areas in our lives that need to be overcome. Without self-reflection, overcoming specific faults cannot gain traction.
Romans 12-16 provide a checklist for overcoming and promoting positive relationships, developing tender affection. We are mutually dependent upon one another.
It is impossible to cultivate self-control unless one uses God's Spirit to reprogram the desires of the heart from self-centeredness to submission to God.
The Bible frequently uses the symbol of fruit. Here is an in-depth look at what it means to bear fruit, and the work of the Holy Spirit in us.
God is putting His children through a demanding educational program designed to teach godly values and impart spiritual maturity. Learning is hard work.
Martin Collins, acknowledging that weariness in patient well-doing is probably the biggest affliction upon God"s Church, urges that we sow spiritual seed (largely thoughts and deeds) in order to reap spiritual character (fruits of repentance and fruits of righteousness). Sowing to the Spirit enables us to walk in the …