When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things (1 Cor. 13:11 KJV). The Apostle Paul illustrated a believer’s spiritual journey towards maturity, by recalling his own growth from childhood to manhood. First,
And the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit, filled with wisdom: and the grace of God was upon him (Lk. 2:40 KJV). Growing through grace describes a believer’s growth in an atmosphere where the grace of God abundantly furnishes all that they need. The scripture above tells us that Jesus grew to maturity in
And the blood shall be to you for a token upon the houses where ye are: and when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and the plague shall not be upon you to destroy you, when I smite the land of Egypt. (Exod. 12:13 KJV). Just before they left Egypt, the Lord
..In those days, declares the LORD, they shall no more say, “The ark of the covenant of the LORD.” It shall not come to mind or be remembered or missed…(Jer. 3:16 ESV). Where is the Ark of the Covenant located today? Well, it is lost. Theologians, archeologists, and historians are working very hard to tells
As it is said, “Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion (Heb. 3:15 ESV) A hardened heart is a heart that cannot receive the seed of God’s Word. Imagine if a farmer attempted to plant a seed on a rock! The rock is harsh and not conducive
Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness (Col. 1:11 KJV) Spiritual strength is crucial for daily Christian living. It is the dynamo that powers the Christian life. We really learn what spiritual strength is when we can’t find the strength we need to face our circumstances.
The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it? (Jer. 17:9 KJV) A changed heart is the only sure foundation for a changed life. Any outward changes not coming from the heart will not only be temporary but may lead to frustration. But how do we change our hearts? Man’s
“When Jesus heard it, He marveled, and said to them that followed, Verily I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel” (Matthew 8:10 KJV). The story of Jesus and the centurion (Roman military officer commanding about 100 men) has made headlines with believers for a very obvious reason: