A Time to Be Renewed BE A DOER

Obedience to God’s will is the test of true faith in Christ. The test is not words—saying “Lord, Lord,” and failing to obey His commands. How easy it is to learn a religious vocabulary, even memorize Bible verses and religious songs, yet not obey God’s will. When a person is...

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A Time to Be Renewed A HOLY WALK

A church member criticized her pastor because he was preaching against sin in the lives of Christians. “After all,” she said, “sin in the life of a believer is different from sin in the lives of unsaved people.” “Yes,” replied the pastor. “It is worse.” While it is true that...

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A Time to Be Renewed ATTITUDES FOR TODAY

The Beatitudes of Matthew 5 describe the attitudes that ought to be in our lives today. Four attitudes are described in the Matthew passage. Our attitude toward ourselves (5:3). To be poor in spirit means to be humble, the opposite of the world’s attitudes of self-praise. Our attitude toward our...

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A Time to Be Renewed GOD ORDERS PURITY

Paul gave the believers at Thessalonica the commandments of God regarding personal purity. The word commandments is a military term. It refers to orders handed down from superior officers. We are soldiers in God’s army, and we must obey orders. Paul reminded these new believers that sexual immorality does not...

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