Nehemiah accomplished an amazing feat in re-building the walls of Jerusalem in 52 days. Today’s Christian men can learn many lessons through studying this time in his life. We too, have been challenged by God to be builders. We need to build a strong relationship with God, a strong financial future for our families, a loving relationship with our wives, a home environment conducive to Godly living, and trusting relationships with unsaved people. Read more
We all have a responsibility to think, speak, and live in a certain way. The Apostle Paul said believers were to “Walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing Him, being fruitful in every good work...” The scripture says, “Walk in the Spirit and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh.” How we walk (live) is directly linked to how we think. The Bible tells us that we are capable of two types of thinking, spiritual and carnal. Read more
God’s word (II Thessalonians 5:16-18) gives us clear direction regarding how we are to live, and how we are to think. First it says, “Rejoice always.” While doing so may seem nearly impossible when we consider the many setbacks life can bring, it is not optional for the Christian who wants to please God. We all find it easy to rejoice when things are going well. That does not require a special effort on our part. The truest measure of our faith, however, is when we can rejoice even during difficult times. Read more
This is the last of a 6 part series on the Immutable Word of God. Let me remind you that “Immutable” means incapable of being changed. We have discovered how God’s truth, revealed in the Bible, is incapable of being changed, because God, Himself, will never change. His promises will always be true. The psalmist declared that God’s word was forever settled in heaven. Below is a list of the 5 immutable laws of God that we have examined: Read more
This is part 5 in the series on the immutable Word of God. Allow me to recap the first 4 laws we have covered. The first law states that God will never stop loving us, even when we sin against Him. His love is not determined by our behavior, but rather by His eternal choice to love us. The second law says that God will give perfect peace to all who trust Him. He promises a peace that goes beyond our understanding. Law number 3 shows us how God constantly guides us throughout the course of our lives. As stated last month, the 4th law declares that God will take care of us. Read more
We are continuing our series on the Immutable Word of God. We have covered 3 unchangeable laws that impact our lives on a daily basis. The first law stated that God will never stop loving us, regardless of what we do. The second law said that we really can experience perfect peace in our lives. Law number three showed us how God has promised to guide our steps daily, and lead us through life’s journey.
Understanding the fourth law is extremely important to every Christian. Read more
This is part 3 of a series entitled, “The Immutable Word of God.” Let me remind you that when something is “Immutable” it is incapable of being changed. Remember, the laws of God are like the laws of physics. They cannot be altered. There are many laws or principles in the word of God that are unchangeable. They can always be trusted, and when believed, will produce a certain result. We have looked at 2 such spiritual laws so far. The first law states that God will never stop loving us. Read more
Last blog we began a series on the immutable word of God. We stated that the word of God is immutable, which simply means, “Incapable of being changed.” It doesn’t matter how hard someone tries to change an immutable law, it cannot be done. The first immutable law was, “God will never stop loving us.” This law is eternally true because God proclaimed it, and He cannot lie.
The second law states that we can have total peace in our lives. Read more
The word of God is immutable, which simply means “Incapable of being changed.” Incapable, of course, really means something cannot be done. It doesn’t matter how hard someone tries to change an immutable law, it is impossible to do. In Hebrews chapter 6 we read that God determined to show the heirs of promise (Abraham’s seed) the immutability of His counsel, and that He confirmed it by two immutable things – His promise and the oath He swore on Himself concerning His promise. Read more
David’s confrontation with Goliath is a great example of faith in action. He was challenged, he accepted the challenge, and he put his faith into action. His courage inspires us, and often motivates us to do something that looks impossible. Sometimes, living by faith is a call to action. We understand this kind of faith because we can roll up our sleeves and actually do something. This is not, however, the only kind of faith God demands of us. Read more