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Fruits of the Spirit

Author: Steve Childers

Category: Religion

The fruits of the Spirit are the attributes that start to rule over our lives as we turn from sin, begin maturing in faith and are “love, joy, peace, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control” God wants us to live with these qualities just as much as we want them, but how do we get there As sinful creatures, there is no way for us to obtain these qualities except through our Lord, but we have to do our part to obtain them...

Wisdom From the Lord

Author: Steve Childers

Category: Religion

Wisdom in life is something everyone desires, but as a Christian our goal should be wisdom given us by the Lord Receiving that wisdom partially comes from reading our Bible, but that is only part of the equation You can read and study the Bible, but true understanding is a gift from God...

Internal Struggles of a Christian

Author: Steve Childers

Category: Religion

As a Christian, so often we hear from our leaders about the wonders of Christ and all we have to do is believe in Him, then all our troubles will magically disappear In reality, we know this is not exactly how it is Sure the Lord offers us eternal salvation, forgiveness of our sins and yes He is there for us...

Being a Christian is a Life Long Battle

Author: Steve Childers

Category: Religion

Having experienced the loving grace of our Lord, we understand what God has done for us and how our lives were filled with sin before we knew Christ It is an awakening or awareness we never had before, which is a wonderful thing Along with this new awareness comes a desire to follow God’s will and commandments, but the problem is we are still human...

James Tells it Like it Is

Author: Steve Childers

Category: Religion

Any Christian who sincerely studies the Bible, knows that the book of James is probably the most challenging of all books in the Bible James could be considered a “how to book” telling the Christian how they are supposed to live He challenges the Christian to not only make a commitment to Christ, but also to show their faith to the world by the works they do, primarily through service to others...

Tough to Be a Christian

Author: Steve Childers

Category: Religion

Living in today’s society and trying to follow the teachings of Christ is not that easy to do So many of our church leaders talk about the abundant blessing from the Lord, (which there are many) but along with the blessings they should be challenging us to truly make an effort to follow Christ’s example, which is tough We need to challenge every aspect of our daily lives and question ourselves about the motives behind our choices, actions and words...

Be Bold in Your Love of the Lord

Author: Steve Childers

Category: Advice

As Christians we are asked to love, turn the other cheek and be humble in our actions Then on the other hand, Paul tells us God does not expect us to be timid Sounds like a contradiction, but look at 2 Timothy 1:7 that says, “God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and self-discipline...

What Path Are You Following?

Author: Steve Childers

Category: Religion

It has been said a person is the sum of their past experiences, or who we are is based on what we have done and the decisions we have made This may be true if we are only considering it in earthly terms However, in the eyes of God, we are a new creation once we turn our lives over to Christ, and nothing we have ever done in the past matters...

Most Will Grow Cold

Author: Steve Childers

Category: Religion

In Matthew 24, Christ talks about the end of times and the wickedness that will prevail In verses 12-13 it says, “Because of the increase in wickedness, the love of most will grow cold, but he who stands firm to the end will be saved” These are very interesting comments from Christ when you compare them to what is happening today...

Some Sins Don't Sound That Bad

Author: Steve Childers

Category: Religion

Christians who are sincere in their relationship with Christ understand they are to turn from sin You might look at yourself and say, “I am not greedy, sexually immoral, don’t steal and try to do for the less fortunate” Maybe even feel like you are doing well since you go to church, pray and read the Bible...

Standing Firm in Our Commitment to God

Author: Steve Childers

Category: Religion

It is clear salvation is a free gift of God because as sinful beings, there is nothing we can do to obtain it on our own All we have to do is accept it and do as He commands, standing firm in our commitment to the Lord through out our lives Christ came to earth, born of the Virgin Mary, died on the cross as the perfect sacrifice for our sins, and for our part we are called to believe in our hearts and confess with our lips before man that Christ is Lord...

How is Your Relationship With the Lord

Author: Steve Childers

Category: Religion

Periodically it is important to evaluate your relationship with the Lord and take a look in the mirror to see how you are doing We go to church, pray during the day and maybe even attend our weekly Bible study, but as we are handling our daily activities, do our actions say to the Lord “I Love You” The pressures of living have a way of consuming our thoughts and actions, so we should from time to time take inventory on our actions, words and commitment to the Lord...

Society Versus the Ways of the Lord

Author: Steve Childers

Category: Religion

The Bible is full of verses telling us what God calls a sin and explaining to us how we are to live our lives It does a great job of spelling out two different worlds with two different sets of values by which to live by However, as you well know, the Bible is made up of various books written by various authors...

Role of Our Church

Author: Steve Childers

Category: Religion

If you take the time, I believe you could find a church that will teach what ever you want to hear In fact, they will take scripture right out of the Bible and rationalize any point of view a person could come up with For example, recently I heard a person trying to sell his book about becoming rich through Biblical principles...

Mouth of a Sinner

Author: Steve Childers

Category: Religion

Remember the old saying our mothers used to tell us, “if you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all” As you look at the things the Bible calls a sin, so many are manifested through what we say So as we grow older, if we could only adhere to our mother’s advice, we would all be a little closer to Christ...

Greed and Lovers of Money

Author: Steve Childers

Category: Religion

In many of our churches today, our leaders are teaching how we can become rich by practicing various principles in the Bible They will teach if you give 10% to the church you will be blessed financially many times over, as if God was the spiritual version of a Wall Street executive However, you need to be very careful when you hear these things, because they are false teachings to the maximum degree...

Homosexuality and the Christian

Author: Steve Childers

Category: Religion

According to the Bible, homosexuality is clearly described as a sin we are not to partake in However, how the Christian and our church leaders handle this topic is a problem Homosexuality is a topic that most Christians can rally around and some of their most passionate comments are about how wrong this sin is...

Adultery and the Christian

Author: Steve Childers

Category: Religion

As a Christian, we know and understand the saving grace of our Lord Jesus Christ and even though our sins are forgiven when we believe in Him, we are still commanded to turn from sin Throughout the Bible, there are many verses that point out these sins the Christian is to avoid and it is important to understand what God considers a sin As I read through these sins, many are mentioned multiple times and in various places in the Bible...

What God Calls a Sin

Author: Steve Childers

Category: Religion

There are many verses in the Bible telling us what God considers a sin Most of the verses give a list of sins, listing some sins many times through out the Bible While other lists describe sins that only show up in the Bible a few times...

Mercy For Us Depends On Mercy We Show

Author: Steve Childers

Category: Religion

The Bible is full of examples where the Lord shows mercy to us, wiping clean our sins and making us whole Matthew 18:22 says, “I tell you, not seven times, but seventy seven times”, which was Christ’s answer to Peter when he asks how many times must I forgive my brother However, immediately following this verse, Christ tells a parable that I have never heard discussed in church...

Dog Will Return to His Vomit

Author: Steve Childers

Category: Religion

How gross and revolting, but it is from the Bible teaching us the importance of standing firm in our commitment to the Lord Let’s look at these verses on the subject 2 Peter 2:20-21 “If they have escaped the corruption of this world by knowing our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and are again entangled in it and overcome, they are worse off at the end than they were at the beginning...

Once Saved, Always Saved

Author: Steve Childers

Category: Religion

This is the most divisive area of discussion between Catholics and some Protestants Even though I am a firm believer in tolerance between those who have differences in doctrine, I believe even stronger in what the Word of God says Below are several versus discussing this issue along with my interpretation, then you decide if you are following the Bible and what the Lord is telling us...

Power to Be Holy

Author: Steve Childers

Category: Religion

This discussion is based on 2Peter 1:3-11 and since it is rather long, I am going to summarize my thoughts However I encourage you to take out your Bible and read it for yourself As Peter is preaching to the early church, there was a concern about some of the leaders teaching about the saving grace of our Lord being through faith, which is true...

His Commands Are Not Burdensome

Author: Steve Childers

Category: Religion

So much of what I write about is to challenge the Christian to look at what the Lord commands and act the way the Bible tells us to This not only includes turning from the sin in our lives, but also to take up our cross and do the work the Lord has in store for us If you are diligently studying the Bible and looking at what it teaches, it can easily seem overwhelming and even easier to feel like we have let God down...

Sexual Immorality and the Christian

Author: Steve Childers

Category: Religion

In the Bible, sexual immorality is the most common sin we are warned of Various sins are listed in many places in the Bible, but sins of a sexual nature seem to dominate them Sodom and Gomorrah were destroyed primarily because of sexual immorality...

False Teachers Of The Word

Author: Steve Childers

Category: Religion

In our churches, there is a lack of understanding by Christians that the Bible is asking them to make a commitment to Christ So many of our church leaders today only teach what Christ can do for us and leaves out what God asks of us It is easy for us to go to church and feel good about being a Christian; in fact it is an accepted practice in today’s society...

Temptation and Sin

Author: Steve Childers

Category: Religion

In our effort to turn from sin and attempt to live as Christ would have us to, it is easy to become frustrated at ourselves for failing We can tell ourselves that Christ died for us and we are released from the power of sin However, we still live in a society that is not governed by the laws of our Lord and we are constantly being influenced by what we see around us...

Maturing Faith is a Life Long Journey

Author: Steve Childers

Category: Religion

Salvation is instantaneous once we accept the saving grace of our Lord Jesus Christ and commit our lives to Him However, the path to maturing faith is a life long process Simply put, the process is to understand what God calls sin, turn from it and the fruits of the Spirit will be realized in your life...

First and Greatest Commandment

Author: Steve Childers

Category: Religion

Matthew 22:37-38 is where our Lord Jesus Christ gives us the first and greatest commandment which is to love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul and mind It is not only the foundation of our relationship with the Lord, but does not sound that difficult considering what He has done for us as believers But then again, how do you show God your love for Him...

Do All for the Glory of God

Author: Steve Childers

Category: Religion

Last week we discussed being born again, becoming a new creation with Christ in our life For some of us, we grew up in church and have heard about the saving grace of our Lord since birth and others have only recently come to believe in Jesus Christ Regardless of where you are on the path of maturing faith, you have not only received salvation but also the power over sin...

 
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