Revelations 2:7 “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.”
The Lord Jesus knew He was returning to His home to prepare a place for His family and those that live on earth during this preparation period would need to understand the DOs and DON’Ts, to keep from wandering.
He has a purpose for each individual to complete before coming to join Him, forever. Super sound advice is issued in these letters to the Churches.
Join in the conversation as we discuss the Protection Plan with side benefits for all that are willing to qualify as OVERCOMERS and Christ’s Love toward us. Let’s Talk!
“You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the first and great commandment” Matthew 22:37.
These words that Jesus said in Matthew 22:37, shows the importance of loving the Lord first. Jesus warns us, in other areas of the scriptures, to not let our love for Him grow cold. And then, in Revelation 2, He chastises the church at Ephesus because they had left their first love.
Today, we are unpacking some dangers and consequences of leaving our first love.
So, join in the conversation to establish a solid walk in our first love.
“For what I am doing, I do not understand. For what I will to do, that I do not practice; but what I hate, that I do” Romans 7:15
How often have you said the very words Paul expresses here in Romans? How often have you felt the frustration of trying without succeeding? How often have you meant to please the Savior, only to fail utterly? How can you escape these feelings of guilt and sometimes even despair?
In Adjust or Self Destruct, author Craig Massey describes and illustrates these struggles in terms of the old and new natures that the Bible speaks about; particularly in Romans Chapter Seven. He discusses the titles the Bible uses for the two natures, the effect each nature often has on the Believer, the effect each nature should have on the Believer, and ways to mature towards Christ-likeness.
This book is for the Christian; new or old, young or mature, who, in seeking to live a Christ-like-life, feels as though they may self-destruct at any moment in the vague struggle of trying and feeling guilty. Adjustment is imperative, but above all, it is God who gives the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
So come be a part as we join Craig Massey in the study of the Believer’s two natures.
Godliness can begin with physically taking care of the body through exercise. Our bodies are temporal temples and exercise does require discipline, training, being faithful, and even requires some sweat.
Those same qualities are also needed in knowing and understanding the wisdom the Lord Jesus taught for living a life of godliness.
Let’s compare how the short-term examples of exercise are a long-term guide to the benefits of godliness.