Today, the teaching that confession of sins only applies to sinners and is unnecessary for believers has become popular. Unfortunately, this teaching has become an open door for sin. Only the Word of God will reveal the truth. Confession of sins for the believer was never given as a license to sin against God, but to serve Him. Christian growth is impossible without a way to rid ourselves of sins we knowingly or unknowingly commit. Something designed by God's grace for our fr
... being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ. Philippians 1:6: (NKJV) Paul reminds us in his letter to the Thessalonians that we are a three part being, spirit, soul and body. We live so much each day by the thoughts of our soul and the actions of our body, we forget we are also a spirit being. Jesus has redeemed our spirit already and it is perfect. It is not only free from sin; it cannot sin.
If the foundations are destroyed, what can the righteous do? Psalms 11:3 NKJV This verse asks what can the righteous do, not the sinner. The sinner, the rejecter of God's plans, have no foundations in life. Today we are seeing may of the foundations of the church removed, not by Satan directly, but by churches themselves. In the name of not offending church attendees, especially the unbelievers, the Holy Spirit, His infilling, and His gifts are being left out of the servic
…the saints and the faithful brethren Colossians 1:2; (NKVJ) The books of both Ephesians and Colossians begin with this phrase. Out of any congregation of saints, there is a group called “faithful.” God is looking for those committed to Him for the duration, not the moment. This verse speaks volumes concerning the strategy of God. God does not look for many; He looks for the few. He looks for quality, not quantity. Just like the Marines, God is looking for a few good men and
Love...bears all things, believes all things 1 Corinthians 13:4, 7: (NKVJ) When love "bears all things," it respects and keeps the shortcomings of others. When we hear something negative about another person, there is a tendency to want to tell others; but love does not tell anyone about another person’s shortcomings. When love hears an evil report about someone, the first thing God's love motivates us to do is to pray for them rather than gossip and speak badly about them wi
Another parable He put forth to them, saying, the kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field. But while the man slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat and went his way. Matthew 13:24-25: (NKJV) The seven parables found in Matthew 13 are called Kingdom Parables. They are small stories, easy to be understood, which tell of God's dealings with mankind and believers during the present Church The first parable, the sower tells believers how to
God is Able to Keep You from Falling Jude 1:24: (ESV) Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling, and to present you blameless before the presence of His glory with great joy. Jude points out that God wants us to reach a place in our lives where we no longer sin. When I teach on this subject, many Christians almost turn me off in disbelief. God is able to keep us from "stumbling" or sinning. Once when I taught on this passage, a woman came to me after the service and a