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Closer Look at Scripture

Decide to Become a Bondslave of Christ

The Mosaic Law was a very concrete thing. The Jews observed ordinances, performed rituals, and obeyed laws in the natural that were physical representations of spiritual concepts. For example, in Deuteronomy 22:11, God forbade His people from mixing linen and wool. It seems ridiculous that the God of the universe would make such a specific… Continue reading Decide to Become a Bondslave of Christ

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3 Times Christians Should Count the Cost

During His earthly ministry, Jesus wasn’t exactly a salesman. In fact, sometimes His words were downright tough to hear. In the book of Luke, Jesus explained to a large crowd of people what the qualifications are to becoming His disciple. His followers must forsake everything else and take up their crosses (a symbol of complete… Continue reading 3 Times Christians Should Count the Cost

Points to Ponder

Examine Yourself to See if You Are in the Faith

Willful ignorance occurs when a person deliberately chooses to avoid becoming informed on a topic. Usually, the purpose is to keep from having to make decisions about the information. After all, ignorance can be bliss for a moment when the subject in question is negative, and there’s the old saying, “what we don’t know can’t… Continue reading Examine Yourself to See if You Are in the Faith

Articles for Edification

Are You a Lukewarm Christian? 3 Steps to Red Hot

In Revelation 3:16-17, Jesus tells the church at Laodicea that they are lukewarm, neither cold nor hot. It’s a metaphor describing the condition of their spiritual walk, and it comes with consequences that are as vivid as they are dire: God will vomit them out of His mouth. But what does it mean to be… Continue reading Are You a Lukewarm Christian? 3 Steps to Red Hot

Lessons to Learn

Trust the Master: 3 Lessons From My Cat

The Wednesday before Thanksgiving, a minor tragedy happened in our home. My cat, Nichta (pronounced NEEK-ta and meaning “night” in Greek) broke his leg. The events surrounding his injury and recovery brought me face to face with my own reactions to God when things happen in my life that bring me pain. In fact, recently,… Continue reading Trust the Master: 3 Lessons From My Cat