A True Disciple of Jesus Christ
Being a true disciple of Jesus Christ is not an easy path. It requires a commitment to deny oneself, take up one’s cross, and be willing to sacrifice all possessions for the sake of following Jesus. These are difficult demands that can lead many away from being a disciple of Jesus Christ. Yet those who are devoted and put Jesus above all else have the potential to become true disciples of Jesus Christ. A true disciple of Jesus Christ is someone who embraces and follows His teachings despite the hardships they may face in life. By doing so, they will be living an example of faith and devotion that honors God’s will.
Royal We and Majestic Plural
This sermon explores the use of the "Royal We" in the Bible and discusses how it is often misinterpreted. It explains that God's words in Genesis 1:26 which used a plural pronoun may not have been referring to other persons at all. Instead, this phrase was likely conveying His sovereign authority over His creation.
The Fallen Fruit
In Revelation 22, The fruit of the tree symbolizes the souls of faithful believers while those that fall into the River of Life are those who have gone astray. This river is a reminder that God never gives up on us and offers hope even in times of darkness. We must take care of these unripe fruits and show them mercy, as we are responsible for being good stewards of His grace.
Peter, John, and the Lame Man
The story of Peter and John healing the lame man at the temple serves as a powerful reminder that God still performs miracles today. The scene is an inspiring example of how God works in miraculous ways when we call on His name. We can learn from this account to have faith even in difficult circumstances, as well as show compassion to those who need help. In doing so, we can act as beacons of hope that point others toward Jesus Christ and the power of His grace.
Jesus Came to Destroy the Works of the Devil
Jesus Came to Destroy the Works of the Devil discusses how Christ's redemption brings freedom from bondage to sin and guilt and provides protection against accusations of Satan. It draws upon scriptures from Revelation 12:10 and Romans 8:33 which remind readers that God is greater than any adversary and will never leave them alone in their struggles. The article encourages believers to trust in Jesus Christ for salvation, focus on the gifts He offers, turn away from temptation, and cling to His power over evil for eternity. In doing so, we can secure true victory over Satan.
Rightly Dividing the Word of Truth
Paul was instructing Timothy to study the scriptures carefully in order to distinguish between truth and falsehood. He was urging him to be wise in judging who had the truth and by naming two men, Hymenaeus and Philetus, who were leading people astray with false teachings. Rightly dividing the word of truth means understanding what scripture says and how it should be applied in our lives. This process can help us comprehend God’s message while remaining true to scripture and being better equipped to share the good news with others.