Christlikeness

Preferring & Serving Others: The Antidote to Selfishness and Pride

Philippians 2:3-4 “Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves.  Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.” In these verses, Paul expresses the antidote to selfishness and pride:  considering others more significant than ourselves. Then in…

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Established in God’s Love

As a Christian, how are you established in God’s love? This 10-day Bible reading schedule will deepen your understanding of the wondrous love of God, and how it is not only something He did for you 2000 years ago, but something He continues to do today. For the print-quality version, please visit our Resources page.

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Defining “Good” in Romans 8:28

Romans 8:28 is one of the most popular verses in the Bible: “And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.” First, what does “all things” refer to in your life? “All things” refers to everything that has happened in…

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Dealing with Anger – A 3-Part Solution

Martin Luther said, “You cannot keep birds from flying over your head but you can keep them from building a nest in your hair”.   Anger will come at times in your life, so what does God’s Word have to say about handling anger properly? First, Scripture tells us to (1) “be angry, and sin not: …

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Bearing your Cross: A Four-Part Pattern

The cross is ever before the believer, beckoning the us to share in the sufferings of Christ. At times, life will feature unfairness, personality differences, differences of opinion and situational miscalculation.  You, the believer, will be on the receiving end and wonder why you deserve such treatment. In this moment, the cross of Christ is…

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You in Christ: A New Person for Good

Remember the promises of the “Body for Life” program?  O the long list of exercise programs and personal makeovers that indicate that they have the solution for creating a new, permanent you.   The good news is that in Christ, you already possess a new you.  2 Corinthians 5:17 says, “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he…

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