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22
Apr

Theology is Important – Daily Walk 3

On this daily walk I am discussing why theology is important and then I give some practical steps to learn theology. Some great free resources can be found here: Grace to You – http://www.gty.org/ Ligonier Ministries – http://www.ligonier.org/ Desiring God – http://www.desiringgod.org/ Moody – http://staging.moodymedia.org/ Oneplace – http://www.oneplace.com/ Remember you should be studying all points …

22
Apr

The Importance of Bible Study – Daily Walk 2

The Bible is not as difficult a read as many books that we Americans like to stick our nose it, but simple reading can have deep impact on our daily life. We should be striving to reading the Bible quickly over the course of a year, but also to doing some in depth study in …

21
Apr

The Importance of Prayer – DW1

Some of us are better at praying and others not so much. I am very academic so reading the Bible comes naturally to me, but when it comes to prayer, I often struggle. I make the effort and put in my time, but sometimes we misunderstand what we are trying to accomplish with our prayers. …

22
Feb

The Fruit of Goodness

In our continuing study on the fruit of the spirit, we have come to goodness, which seems very related to kindness.  It is does differ however in that kindness is more passive, like a toleration of other people.  Goodness has an implication of strong moral character, the opposite of badness.  The character traits that would …

15
Feb

The Fruit of Kindness

In our discussion of the manifestations of the fruit of the Spirit, we have come to kindness.  This word could hold two possible meanings: fraternal affection or tender concern.  The difference between the word meanings are subtle, yet present.  In fraternal concern, we feel a desire of well-being towards our friends and loved ones that …

8
Feb

The Fruit of Patience

We come now to the fourth manifestation of fruit of the spirit, and that of patience.  I can say without a doubt this is a manifestation that is really missing from our current culture.  Even the worst of parents can muster some love for their children and the most difficult person can see some joy …

18
Jan

The Fruit of Peace

Last week we looked at the manifestation of joy in our life with Christ.  That joy, stemming from the love of Christ, will thus lead us to peace.  This manifestation melts away the worries of life and leads us to be calm in Christ.  Examine the advise Jesus gives us in the Sermon on the …

11
Jan

The Fruit of Joy

Joy. This is a misunderstood principle in our modern culture. It is not happiness, but instead a deep rooted sense that is independent of life circumstances and fully dependent on our knowledge of God’s truth that we are not in control of anything in our world, yet we know that our God, a good God, …

21
Dec

The Fruit of Love

When I was a young man and not devoted to God, I had an intense hatred for all the world.  I did not merely dislike the world, nor was I passively disinterested.  Hate is a strong feeling, but it is the word that best describes my attitude toward people that I was forced to see …

14
Dec

Testing the Fruit

Our world is one of choices.  We choose our education, occupation, and even those people that we follow as we live our life in the world.  We can decide many aspects of our life as long as we are focused on the God who saved the world.  We need not be missionaries as long as …

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