A Time to Be Renewed A NOBLE CALLING

Paul saw himself as a priest at the altar, offering up to God the Gentiles he had won to Christ. They were a “spiritual sacrifice" to the glory of God. Even his preaching of the Gospel was a “priestly duty.” This insight into ministry certainly adds dignity and responsibility to...

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A Time to Be Renewed A GRIPPING MESSAGE

Paul’s Epistle to the Romans is still transforming people, just as it transformed Martin Luther and John Wesley. The one Scripture above all others that brought Luther out of mere religion into the joy of salvation by grace, through faith, was Romans 1:17: “The just shall live by faith.” The...

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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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