When a person trusts in Jesus Christ, he becomes a new creation (2 Cor. 5:17). His life will never be the same and an adventure begins that is unlike any African safari, South Pole expedition, or Himalayan assault. The things a true child of God encounters in the spiritual life are far beyond anything the world can provide. Continue reading
There is no more exciting adventure than the Christian life. There are peaks and valleys. There are plains and caves. And sometimes a re-focus is necessary. If you are a Christian, where is your life headed? How do you know what you are supposed to do? Continue reading
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Now that you have been a Christian for a while, you likely have the basics down. You are focused on glorifying Jesus, growing in grace, growing with other believers, pursuing holiness and telling others about Jesus. That is a great start. Now what do you do? Continue reading
Your decision to trust in Jesus Christ as your Savior is the most important decision you have ever made. There is no single decision more important than accepting Jesus Christ’s work on the cross for your sins. But after that decision to trust Jesus, now what happens? This is the beginning of a great adventure and Scripture has several important key principles for you to know. Continue reading
- 7 The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul; The testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple;
- 8 The statutes of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart; The commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes;
- 9 The fear of the LORD is clean, enduring forever; The judgments of the LORD are true and righteous altogether.
- 10 More to be desired are they than gold, Yea, than much fine gold; Sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb. (Psa 19:7-10)
- 5 Every word of God is pure; He is a shield to those who put their trust in Him.
- 6 Do not add to His words, Lest He rebuke you, and you be found a liar. (Pro. 30:5-6)
- 12 Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might know the things that have been freely given to us by God.
- 13 These things we also speak, not in words which man’s wisdom teaches but which the Holy Spirit teaches, comparing spiritual things with spiritual.
- 14 But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. (1 Cor. 2:12-14)
- 18 the eyes of your understanding1 being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints,
- 19 and what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to the working of His mighty power (Eph. 1:18-19)
- 14 But their minds were blinded. For until this day the same veil remains unlifted in the reading of the Old Testament, because the veil is taken away in Christ.
- 15 But even to this day, when Moses is read, a veil lies on their heart.
- 16 Nevertheless when one turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away.
- 17 Now the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. (2 Cor 3:14-17)
- Therefore, since a promise remains of entering His rest, let us fear lest any of you seem to have come short of it.
- 2 For indeed the gospel was preached to us as well as to them; but the word which they heard did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in those who heard it.
- 10 For he who has entered His rest has himself also ceased from his works as God did from His.
- 11 Let us therefore be diligent to enter that rest, lest anyone fall according to the same example of disobedience. (Heb 4:1,2,10-11)
- 9 Now I rejoice, not that you were made sorry, but that your sorrow led to repentance. For you were made sorry in a godly manner, that you might suffer loss from us in nothing.
- 10 For godly sorrow produces repentance leading to salvation, not to be regretted; but the sorrow of the world produces death.
- 11 For observe this very thing, that you sorrowed in a godly manner: What diligence it produced in you, what clearing of yourselves, what indignation, what fear, what vehement desire, what zeal, what vindication! In all things you proved yourselves to be clear in this matter. (2 Cor. 7:9-11)
- 18 the eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints,
- 19 and what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to the working of His mighty power
- 20 which He worked in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places, (Eph. 1:18-20)
Growing believers want to learn the spiritual life and will think through Scripture until they can clearly understand. They will wrestle with the text, but not wrangle with believers. They will humbly learn, rather than get huffy that someone had a different view from them. May you be blessed as you grow in grace and the knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ!