Near the end of what we now call First Thessalonians, the apostle Paul wrote several things that are important in the life of a Christian. One of those things is “See that none render evil for evil unto any man; but ever follow that which is good, both among yourselves, and to all men” (1
Some people may look at the title of this article and wonder what exactly is “introspection”? Do not let the size of the word confuse you or intimidate you. “Introspection” is simply the process by which we examine ourselves inwardly. As a matter of fact, “introspection” is something in which the Christian should regularly engage.
When we think of “gentleness”, we should look to the greatest example of such. Paul wrote, “Now I Paul myself beseech you by the meekness and gentleness of Christ, who in presence am base among you, but being absent am bold toward you:” (2 Cor. 10:1). Yes, Jesus was gentle, but that did not negate
“The fruit of the Spirit” is also classified as “peace”. Peace is the tranquil blessing from disorder, war and upheaval that exists in the world. Instead of constantly being anxious and worrisome, Christians can know that no matter what the physical situation may be, they are able to still be at peace spiritually (Phil. 4:6).
The apostle Paul, while writing to the churches of Galatia, contrasted “the works of the flesh” and “the fruit of the Spirit” (Gal. 5:22). “The works of the flesh” are those things from which we should abstain: “Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred,
Have you ever tried to tell someone something important, but for whatever reason, the person seemed uninterested? If you have, then you can understand the frustration that comes with such. For generations, God had been telling the Israelites/Jews what would happen to them if they lived sinfully. Yet, time after time it seemed that those
The odds are extremely high that at some point in our lives we will need an operation/surgery. It might be something minor that is not very invasive, or it may be something major that requires extensive procedures. Either way, we are accustomed to the process. With that being said, did you know that God was
I imagine that many readers of this article are disappointed and disgusted with the embracing of sin in our society. We might even be tempted to believe that things are worse now than in times before. However, we might be wrong in our thinking. Take for instance the first century A.D. There were numerous sinful
Perhaps you were sitting in a worship service or Bible class, when the preacher or teacher referred to something called “sound doctrine”. Were you confused as to what “sound doctrine” is? Were you curious to find out the answer? “Sound doctrine” is not hard to define or understand. First of all, the word “sound” is
Throughout the book of Acts, there are different accounts of individuals that were saved. One such person was a man named Saul. We are first introduced to Saul near the end of Acts chapter seven. An angry mob of Jews were attacking the faithful preacher, Stephen. During that ordeal, the Bible records, “And cast him