No one likes to go it alone. We’d never accomplish very much without the support and encouragement of others. We want to know someone has our back and is standing with us. The Christian life is similar—the encouragement of others is essential to walking through tough times and fulfilling our potential in Christ. Barnabas, a
Many commit to following Jesus in a moment of excitement or conviction, and later realize a disciple’s life isn’t always convenient. Culture often presents a skewed idea of commitment. People have no problem expressing their loyalty—or even love—to others, but if those relationships encounter difficulty or something more appealing comes along, they quickly transfer their loyalty.
We do not lack knowledge; in fact, we are overwhelmed with knowledge. We may not have it stored in our heads, but we have easy access with just a click of the mouse. We cannot simply be pursuers of knowledge. Relying on God’s wisdom must become second nature to us, so that our lives, and not
We depend on our senses to perceive the world around us, but at times our senses deceive us. As Christians, we must accept the reality that our senses will sometimes lie to us. But God will never lie! Following Him means ignoring sin’s lies and trusting wholeheartedly in God’s promises. We are to trust the One who
We will certainly face difficult times, and we’ll be tempted to sin against God. Satan knows us well enough to know what he can use in his attempts to get us to sin. However, if we have a great plan and work hard to prepare, temptations aren’t something to be dreaded, but opportunities to demonstrate our
You can’t control the things the world throws at you, but you can control how you respond. Satan does not like it when we choose to follow and obey Christ. The great enemy of God will seek to defeat us, pull us from full devotion to Christ, and make us ineffective. Thankfully, we are not left