The episode of Jesus in the wilderness (Matthew 4:1-11) has much to teach Christians as they seek to follow his example. During his forty days, he is faced with trials that would one of two things…
The short New Testament letter called First John gives a series of ‘tests’ by which Christians (real or professed) can check whether their faith is genuine, rather than sham or superficial. The first of these so-called ‘tests’ is that of obedience.
Have you ever thought about your soul as something that could be healthy or sick?
Christian faith and repentance is evidence of our victory over the world.
“What good does it do a man if he gains the whole world but forfeits his own soul?” (Matt 16:26). If you are successful in the world, never let this question cease to haunt you.
This pastoral passage was first written for LRBC on March 29 2015. A while back I wrote about […]
This pastoral passage was first written for LRBC on February 15 2015. In last week’s Bible study with […]
A major goal of First John is to help us have assurance in our faith.