Like it or not, we are in a war with Satan who tries to make us prideful, anxious, or doubtful. The only way to counteract his wily tactics is to renew our mind and use the weapons of the Holy Spirit. Do not rely on the works of our flesh or things done without faith. This is a daily battle, the real war that we fight!
Sometimes we ask how we can help bring about revival in our land. If we give to God our time, treasure, or talents - He gives us more grace and can actually cause more prayer and more thanksgiving to be given. The Lord is thereby glorified in our lives and the lives of those around us.
The giving that gets God's attention is the giving of oneself to Him and to others. Like planting a garden, we can sow godly deeds and we will reap the rewards in due time. Cheerfully and patiently sowing to the Spirit is the type of giving that gets God's attention!
For Christians, the concept of grace giving is for needs that are above and beyond normal tithing. If we are able but unwilling to help others, we should know that there are people who are less fortunate than us who sacrificially give to others. Also, there is a great need to share Christ's love in the world today. Therefore, we ought to be a cheerful giver!
Revival will not come unless Christians learn to forgive and encourage one another. We will also not see revival until we confront the personal sin in our lives and others. Renewal occurs when we learn to always walk faithfully with Him day by day.
When the Lord saves you, He also sets you apart to serve Him. We might not understand everything that means, but our main goal is to remain in Christ and be holy. If we go back to the world, we become unclean. We need to rededicate our lives daily and obey God's call to separate from those who would lead us astray. How can we do this? Learn in this week's message!
Is the "Old Man" or old person dominating your life? Do you continue in despair or sin? If you know Christ as Savior, the old way is now gone. In today's message, learn how to walk in the Newness of Christ's life!
People want things done the easy way, and most don't look at suffering as a good thing. Many preachers today offer the 'get rich' or 'be healed' quickly gospel. But, what if there was actually a purpose to suffering? What if suffering actually brought us to heights of Glory that 'get rich quick' schemes could never do? What if suffering helped us to better serve our neighbor no matter who they were? Learn more in today's message.