Posts with the category “christian-disciplines-and-character”
What do you Watch?
October 18th, 2019
This shouldn’t have to be said, but there is a crazy amount of shows on Netflix and other networks such as USA, HBO, and Hulu that contain plenty of violence and nudity. These should force the Christi...
June 24th, 2019
Obedience is hard. We need all the help God gives. He gives us multiple reasons to obey. Some Christians in the name of being Christ-centered or in attempts to avoid legalism won’t use all the God-giv...
June 11th, 2019
God calls us to rebuke one another. I am primarily addressing the idea of one believer addressing another about sin. Yet these principles apply more broadly. Addressing conflict with non-Christians ma...
The Chastened Critic
May 7th, 2019
Many interpret Matthew 7 to avoid confrontation at all costs. “Only God can judge.” This is a grave misreading.Study the Bible’s teaching on judgement. It is clear. There is a good judgement and bad j...
Bible Reading for New Believers: Five Steps for Getting Started
August 7th, 2018
The ministry I work for focuses on evangelism and discipleship. Most of the students in our ministry either came to Christ through our ministry or were very young in their faith when they first got in...
Don't Know What to Do? Do What You Know.
June 1st, 2018
Are you overwhelmed with life or at a dead end? Loving your family and doing housework and leading yourself spiritually seems impossible. Pressures bearing down? Demands never let up? Are you needled ...
How to Make Your Schedule
April 16th, 2018
Psalm 90:12 is a prayer asking for wisdom in light of the shortness of our life. Ephesians 5:15-16 tells us to be careful about how we live and to specifically think wisely about how we spend the time...
Why Christians Should Join a Church
October 30th, 2017
Many college students and college ministry staff say they love Jesus but hate the church. But Jesus did leave us an organization, the local church.Matthew 16:18-19 is the key passage on the church. Ch...
October 18th, 2017
A huge pitfall for all people is the comparison game. Some compare their physical appearance to others, some measure their bank account against others, and some compete mentally over spiritual maturi...
July 31st, 2017
God commands us to humble ourselves. Humbling ourselves before other people is not easy, but it seems fairly straightforward to apply. Serve them, be kind, do not be demanding, etc….When it comes to h...
April 7th, 2017
James gives us three steps to get wisdom. I'm usually suspect of people promising “three steps” to anything of value, unless that person is a Biblical author. James 1:5-6 is one of the most practicall...