To Turn Toward God We Must Turn Away From Evil

2 Timothy 2.19 records, God’s solid foundation stands firm, bearing this

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inscription: The Lord knows those who are his, and let everyone who calls on the name of the Lord turn away from wickedness.

 

The word repent means to turn the other way, to turn around and go the other direction. It is the first word used in God’s opening message to humanity.

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The True Christian Has A Mind For Action

1 Peter 1.13 commends, with your minds ready for action, be sober-minded and set your hope completely on the grace to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ.

Not complicated really how we are to live. We, who hope in the return of Jesus the Savior because we believe in His resurrection from the dead after He perfectly and thoroughly conquered the penalty of sin which is death. We are to live different lives because we are different people, aliens and strangers in this world seeking a better home, a home that lasts forever with God and all those who have ever loved Him by obeying His commands from all time in all places. (more…)

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Being A Christian Should Be Hard

Acts 14.22 reports, strengthening the disciples by encouraging them to continue in the faith and by telling them, “It is necessary to go through many hardships to enter the kingdom of God.”

When we preach the gospel we promise people their lives will get better not harder. We want success in our ask not commitment to our offer. We get people to pray with us but few walk with us. We are doing it wrong. (more…)

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