The Christian’s reality should guide…

The Christian’s reality should guide his feelings. To be in Christ, to know God, to have the Spirit indwelling, ought to influence every thought, motive, action, and feeling of the saint.

#in-Christ #reality #feelings

Christ as Lord is both…

Christ as Lord is both positional and functional. Not only was he exalted as Lord in glory, but he functions as the final authority. So the confession “Jesus is Lord” means that a person must not only acknowledge his position, but respect his function by submitting to his commands. So for him to be our Lord and Savior, it must be in this order.

#Jesus #Lord #Savior

The word ‘ministry’ has become…

The word ‘ministry’ has become a shorthand term for spiritual service that one does full-time while receiving from a congregation or from saints. We didn’t get that from the Bible. It’s a denominational clergy-laity distinction.

#ministry #terminology

The change you’re looking for,…

The change you’re looking for, in order to find satisfaction, fulfillment, or joy, is not in a change of location, employment, or relationship, but within you.
#change #fulfillment

Any teaching about grace that…

Any teaching about grace that discounts the requirements of obedience for eternal salvation, Heb 5.9, denies the “true grace of God” 1 Pet 5.12.

#grace #salvation #obedience

“I firmly believe there is…

“I firmly believe there is no life like the Christian life. There is no better way to live on planet Earth than as a devoted disciple of Christ! This is not surprising since God has created us to serve Him; it logically follows, therefore, that we would find the most satisfaction (i.e., a truly abundant life) laboring to fulfill our God-given function. Such a person will likely not make the most money or be the most popular, but they will have joy, peace, and purpose beyond that which the world can fathom (cf. Phil. 4:6,7).” —Stephen R. Bradd

http://www.audioevangelism.com/lessons/2010/transcripts/AE_2010_05_13_text.htm

#life-in-Christ #satisfaction #purpose

“The eyes and the ears…

“The eyes and the ears are the gateway to man’s soul. We can guard our hearts by first guarding what we allow to enter our minds.” —G.H. Everett

http://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ghe/psalms-101.html

#Psalms #mind #eyes #ears