Excellence

And this I pray, that your love may abound still more and more in real knowledge and all discernment, so that you may approve the things that are excellent, in order to be sincere and blameless until the day of Christ; having been filled with the fruit of righteousness which comes through Jesus Christ, to[…]

Contentment

Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content. – Philippians 4:13 ESV Contentment – the most basic definition tells us that contentment is about being happy (satisfied) with one’s situation in life. Paul is saying in this verse that regardless of his[…]

Character

Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord; seeing that His divine power has granted to us everything pertaining to life and godliness, through the true knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and excellence. For by these He has granted to us[…]

Who Am I

If there is any one factor that will drastically affect how you live out your relationship with Christ it is your identity or how you view yourself. Understanding who you are is vital to understanding the way you should live. If this part is (too) broken then there is much of the Christian life that[…]

Faith vs. Fear

The LORD is for me; I will not fear; what can man do to me? (Psalm 118:6 NAS) I just arrived home with my bride from a few weeks of vacation.  I was reminded in drifting through the Scriptures in one of my daily dives about the simple joy of our security in Christ. It[…]

Morality for Christians

What shall we say then? Are we to continue in sin that grace might increase? – Rom 6:1 (NAS)   Morality is a very difficult issue in our culture. We have the legalists, relativists, ideologists, eclectics and a host of other philosophical elements that touch the nature of morality and ethics. Obviously the key to this[…]