1 Thessalonians 1:3 (NIV) “We remember before our God and Father your work produced by faith, your labor prompted by love, and your endurance inspired by hope in our Lord Jesus Christ.” LABOR PROMPTED BY LOVE: Have you ever seen a person working diligently and wondered what was in it for him? That’s typical in… [Continue Reading]
Archives for March 2011
I heard a story that is stuck to my forethought. It is about a woman who has lived an active life- she raised three beautiful children, enjoyed a career in her chosen field, and served Christ with full diligence. Matter of fact, Christ is the very center of her everything. In the same room, face… [Continue Reading]
1 Thessalonians 1:3 (NIV) “We remember before our God and Father your work produced by faith, your labor prompted by love, and your endurance inspired by hope in our Lord Jesus Christ.” ENDURANCE INSPIRED BY HOPE: Endurance speaks of a relentless nature, and persistence in accomplishing a task. This should be inspired by hope. Where… [Continue Reading]
1 Thessalonians 1:3 (NIV)“We remember before our God and Father your work produced by faith, your labor prompted by love, and your endurance inspired by hope in our Lord Jesus Christ.” WORK PRODUCED BY FAITH: The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines work as “sustained physical or mental effort to overcome obstacles and achieve an objective or result”…. [Continue Reading]
Who doesn’t want to be more loving, joyful, at peace, patient, kind, full of goodness, faithful, gentle, and self-controlled? Each of those are the fruit that the Bible says we should be bearing (John 15:16). I know I would love to see each one of those more in my own life – wouldn’t you? So, what do we need to do to bear more fruit?
As New Testament believers, we are called to live a life of faith. Faith is necessary for the survival and strength of the human spirit. We live in a world with pressures and challenges that come day by day, however, 1 John 5:4 exhorts that faith is the key to victorious living in the harsh conditions of this world. Now what happens when it seems like faith is not working and victory seems to be lost in life? The Scripture above gives the answer, “and having done all, to stand. Stand”!
Lets imagine for instance that we’re the first human beings on earth and for the sake of imagination, I’m going to expand the number of people beyond Adam and Eve. Say there were 1000 of us dropped off on earth and we were its only inhabitants…You still with me? Okay, 1000 of us dropped off… [Continue Reading]
As the Israelites where about to enter the promise land, Moses (their leader) sent twelve spies to look at the land, so they can strategize on how to take the land. Ten of the spies came and gave a gloomy report that the land can never be taken because the current inhabitant are giants. Two… [Continue Reading]
It is often said that you can increase you can become richer by either increasing your income or by cutting down on expenses. While you work on increasing your income, the following tips will help you with cutting down your expenses, without feeling like you are choking on your financial freedom .
Again I ask: Did Israel not understand?