Tag Archives: Israel

Beware the “ites” of March

Sanctification is both a passive act done by God and an active endeavor done by us, in concert with God’s assistance.  The passive act of sanctification is done by God at the moment of salvation.  This is the Greek term … Continue reading

Posted in Alcohol, assurance, Backsliding, Blessings, Body, Character, church, Conflicts, Family, Godliness, Ministry, Purity, Recommitment, sin, Spiritual Growth, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Welcome to 2017…Goodbye 2016

Welcome to 2017.  The New Year holds so much promise to so many people every year.  We say things like, “It’s a new start.”  Or we say things like, “It’s a clean slate.”  For some reason we look at the … Continue reading

Posted in Blessings, Character, Family, Godliness, Recommitment, Spiritual Growth, Testimony, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Teaching Respect

Some people may disagree with my position on this, but I believe that respect, in most circumstances should be an automatic thing and not something that has to be “earned.”  I’m talking especially about those whom God has put over … Continue reading

Posted in Backsliding, Blessings, bullying, Character, children, church, Conflicts, Godliness, marriage, Ministry, Relationships, Resentment, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Gideon’s Guide to Better Parenting…

And Gideon said unto God, If thou wilt save Israel by mine hand, as thou hast said, Behold, I will put a fleece of wool in the floor; and if the dew be on the fleece only, and it be … Continue reading

Posted in assurance, Blessings, Character, children, Family, Godliness, Love, marriage, Prayer, Spiritual Growth, Testimony, Wisdom | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Backsliding Like Israel

The Nation of Israel is an Old Testament representation of the New Testament Church. Israel is referred to as a “peculiar people” in Exodus 19:5, while in the New Testament, we Christians are referred to as a “peculiar people” in … Continue reading

Posted in Backsliding, Character, church, Family, Godliness, Ministry, Money, Prayer, Reputation, sin, Testimony | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Finding a Way Out of Desolation

Has the most consistent part of your Christian life been the level of inconsistency you’ve mustered since becoming a Christian?  Have you wallowed in the world as a backslidden Christian knowing that you need to get you heart right before … Continue reading

Posted in Backsliding, Blessings, Character, Godliness, Ministry, Money, Recommitment, Reputation, Restoration, sin | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Slip Sliding Away

Backsliding is something that can touch each and every one of us. We all have it in us to get complacent, thereby letting down our guard, and before we know it, one week of missing church turns into a month and … Continue reading

Posted in Backsliding, Character, Conflicts, Ministry, Money, Recommitment, Relationships, Reputation, Restoration, Sexual purity, sin, Testimony, Wisdom | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment