Have You ever heard the phrase "God will never give you more than you can handle?" Although I understand the sentiment behind it, I think there are times God does give us more than we can handle. I think He does this for a very important reason.
It’s been a while since I blogged. A lot has happened...and a lot is the same. I think i can say now that I’m back in the saddle and ready to figure out how to put words together again. We’ll see if I’ve totally lost it.
We live in a world where the Gospel is being made about us. This is simply wrong. The Gospel, the Bible, Christianity itself has never had anything to do with us. It’s always been about Jesus.
There is no enemy the Christian faces that is more deadly than their own sinful flesh. It is the most dangerous and has the greatest potential to destroy. This enemy must be fought at all costs. It stands and mocks our Savior.
The world believes the Gospel is foolishness. Because of this, we find ourselves in a war against it. How do we fight against the world? Boycotts? Picketing? Trying to get more Christians in government? Or is it something simpler? Let’s talk about that today...
The Christian’s life is war. We are called to put on the armor of God for a reason. The Christian faces many enemies in this life, but none can be so deceitful than the master of lies himself. We are called to make war with Satan, but this may not look like what you think.
Christian community is indeed vital. It’s where we are encouraged, convicted and strengthened as Christians. I believe there are three main marks of effective, Christian community. Here they are.
The fear of man is something that everyone struggles with to one degree or another. It has a way of sneaking onto our lives and controlling us in ways we may not even be aware of. So what’s the solution?