All people have to deal with being evaluated, by ourselves and others. This can be terrifying; for some, paralyzing. We can be overwhelmed with what others think about us. We can be obsessed with self-evaluation.
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. Christ says He will build an assembly of His forgiven people and that..
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 maturity with friends.
Jesus taught us to pray, “Give us this day our daily bread.” Christ expected us to have daily time alone with Him in prayer (Matthew 6:6-11). Most Christians seem to struggle with the consistency of this practice and the depth of their experience of God in prayer.
The gift of tongues in the Bible causes confusion for many today. The issue isn't as clear as I would like. Some Reformed teachers seem to go too far, teaching their personal opinions too dogmatically on this topic.