5 Signs that the Spirit is being taken seriously

Pursuing personal holiness, practicing the disciplines of discipleship and making full use of the means of grace and growth (Bible reading, daily prayer, regular fellowship, active worship and witness, and sharing in the Lord’s Supper). Seeking congregational renewal, in worship, fellowship, maturity, and outreach, with pastor and people collaborating to ensure that all minister and…

Slaying the Dragon of Pornography

Several years ago I shared that I wanted to use this blog to encourage and educate individuals on how they can pursue Jesus with more joy, obedience and faithfulness. The issue of porn has brought great heartache to many men and increasingly women in and outside the church. Here’s a great article on How to…

The Anatomy of Adultery ~ read and pass on please.

The Anatomy of Adultery from A Man and His Marriage material: Unintentional neglect of each other in your marriage. Both the friendship, and the physical intimacy begin to wane. Someone of the opposite sex is really kind to you. They notices you, compliments you, affirms you, and you feel respected. The compliment turns into a conversation. Maybe…

Say No To Sin

SAY NO…The grace of God has appeared . . . training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions (Titus 2: 11-12). Grace teaches us to say no to ungodliness. Ungodliness in its broadest form basically comprises disregarding God, ignoring Him, or not taking Him into account in one’s life. It’s a lack of fear and…

Taking Sin Seriously

One reason we don’t experience more holiness in our daily lives is that we don’t take some sin seriously. We’ve mentally categorized sins into that which is unacceptable and that which may be tolerated a bit. In commenting on some of the more minute Old Testament dietary laws God gave to the children of Israel,…