Spiritual Growth

Living the Christian Life

Living the Christian Life

It's all About Following Jesus (ECWA Archive) What does the Bible say about how to live the Christian life? How to live the Christian life is a topic that is discussed in many Bible passages. One of the most notable discourses was between Jesus and Nicodemus. Nicodemus, a member of […]

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Claiming the Promise of Jesus

Claiming the Promise of Jesus

The promises of Jesus that most believers have not yet claimed (Donald Sullivan) "My burden is light" (Matt. 11:30). This is one of Jesus' more paradoxical statements. He makes it in the form of a promise. He doesn't promise that we wouldn't have any burdens but that His burden is […]

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Who Wouldn't Want to Live Here?

Who Wouldn’t Want to Live Here?

Peace: a wonderful place to live, isn't it?

The gift of peace, and the choice to remain in that place of peace, provides comfort and valuable resources almost too precious to express.

Who wouldn't want to live in a place of peace? It's almost like saying, "Who wouldn't want to visit Hawaii?"

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Surrendering Your Senses to the Holy Spirit

Surrendering Your Senses to the Holy Spirit

James W. Goll  | Are you ready to surrender your senses to the Holy Spirit? (iStock photo)           As light and darkness continue to polarize and grow into maturity in the world around us, it is imperative that we learn to discern the spiritual source of […]

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In Light of Grace, Does Obedience Matter (Chritian-wallpaper)?

In Light of Grace, Does Obedience Matter?

Does the grace of the cross give us a license to disobey God's Word? (Christian-wallpaper.com) Does the doctrine of grace nullify the law? Does God still expect us to at least attempt to obey His Word? The way some people preach grace today makes it seem as if obedience no […]

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When Christians Are Targeted for Death

When Christians Are Targeted for Death

"On this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it" (Matt. 16:18). "And that rock was Christ" (1 Cor. 10:4). Christians have been targeted for death in a school in Oregon. On a beach in Libya. In the villages of northern Syria. In […]

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This Mountain Can and Will Be Moved

This Mountain Can and Will Be Moved

Heart issues don't have to be immovable mountains. (Flickr) There is a tremendous shaking, sifting and shifting happening right now across the body of Christ. The heat of the season and the pressure that has come with it is bringing a lot of "dross" to the surface in many hearts. […]

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When People Around You Act Like Pharisees

When People Around You Act Like Pharisees

The modern-day church is filled with pharisees. (Lightstock) "The Pharisees and certain scribes who came from Jerusalem gathered around Him. When they saw some of His disciples eat bread with defiled, that is, ritually unwashed hands, they found fault. For the Pharisees and all the Jews, unless they wash their hands ritually, […]

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