Paul admonishes the Corinthians to resist contentions, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambition, backbiting, whispering, slander, conceit, and agitation.
Baptism and being born again were already understood by the Jews, but the traditions had evidently blinded people to some additional spiritual nuances.
Proverbs 14:12 reveals that, when men follow a way of life that they think is right, it ultimately ends in death. Only God's way of life results in more life.
Even though individuals do not necessarily practice spiritual fasting for physical reasons, the physical benefits supply types that teach us spiritual things.
The Eight Day (or Last Great Day) has little written about it, but the patterns of Scripture reveal much about the abundance of this holy day.
Psalm 23 depicts the gratitude we should display from a sheep's point of view, as the animal boasts of blessings and marvels about the care of his Shepherd.
Martin Collins laments that when the words God and science are mentioned together, the two terms are assumed to be mutually exclusive or contradictory. Actually, true science'unencumbered by foolish evolutionary theory (claiming that life emanates spontaneously from inert matter by accident or chance)'substantiates the awesome …
Our carnal natures must be displaced by God's Holy Spirit, motivating us to refrain from causing offense, but freely forgiving others as God has forgiven us.
We may find God's means of correction discouraging, but when we place His actions in context with His overall plan, we can find peace in God's sovereignty.
Just because we keep God's feasts does not necessarily mean we are in sync with God's Law or intent. The Israelites kept the feasts in a carnal manner.
Peace is less of an external situation than an internal state. We can create this state by occasionally getting away from the hustle and bustle of modern life.