Christians begin their journey as spiritual babies. No one is born into the family of God as a full-fledged adult. We must all grow into maturity. What are the means of that growth and how does sanctification work in the life of the believer?
Philippians 2:12-13 • Spiritual Growth: What Is Sanctification? Part 1
What is spiritual growth and what does it look like? It’s not simply doing the right thing, having the right experience, keeping the right rules, gaining the right knowledge, joining the right church, or avoiding the right pitfalls. As good as those things are, true sanctification is a slow, incremental, process of change in a person’s life.
Hebrews 10:19-25 • Because of Jesus
Hebrews 10:19-25 is a wake-up call for professing Christians who might not live for Christ. It is a humbling reminder for those who have been saved by grace to act like it. Ultimately, it is a warning and exhortation to stop playing games with God and commit to the Lord Jesus Christ.
Psalm 61 • For the Faint of Heart
There are times in life when the anguish we feel is so great and so overwhelming we find it hard to pray. It’s not that we have forgotten our love for the Lord or don't know where to turn when the waters rise. We just lack the strength and frame of mind to seek help when we need it the most. David is here to tell us how to pray when we can’t.
Psalm 116 • Living Proof of Answered Prayer
Psalm 116 describes what it is like on the other side of extreme distress. This is a hope-giving psalm. It is a testimony intended to inspire and reinforce our faith in hard times. It reminds us that our God does answer prayer and it shows us what suffering under sovereignty looks like.