Getting along in church is not always easy. Your local church is made up of many different kinds of people with a vast array of personality quirks and oddities that are endless. This includes you and me.
So, it seems reasonable that you will not “hit it off” with everybody in church, and be everybody’s closest friend. As a matter of fact, there will be people in your church that really put you off. The truth is, you just don’t like them. Continue Reading →
Have you ever been mad? Of course you have! If you are married, or have kids, or have a job, or play sports and so on, you have experienced anger. Anger is one of the emotions that is woven into the fabric of life that is a reality and must be dealt with. You must learn to control anger rather than allow anger to control you.
And “don’t sin by letting anger gain control over you.” Don’t let the sun go down while you are angry, for anger gives a foothold to the devil. Continue Reading →
As the current culture continues to erode the truth of the gospel and God’s holy ways, Christians find themselves under increasing pressure to soften their views and to make compromises. Far too many Christians are letting their guard down and ever so gradually allowing themselves to conform to this world and its standards and mores.
For God’s people, this is shameful. It is an insult to God when His people are compromised by cultural pressure. It is an insult to the shed blood of Jesus who died for the very purpose of destroying the power of sin. Continue Reading →
Tell the truth. Do you like being around people who are in the habit of being critical and quick to judge others? Unfortunately, there never seems to be a shortage of these people, including in your church family. Underneath this very unpleasant habit is ample amounts of pride. Pride is an unduly high opinion of oneself and an exaggerated sense of self-esteem.
They bring dark clouds into your life along with bolts of lightening of unnecessary pain and hurt. Continue Reading →