Contentment Is a Sign of Spiritual Maturity

“It is better to be satisfied with what you have than to be always wanting something else” (Ecclesiastes 6:9b GNT). Instead of being regretful, we need to be grateful. Instead of complaining, we need to remember that everything is a gift from God. The Bible says in 1 Corinthians 4:7-8, “Isn’t everything you have and…

Love Celebrates God’s Goodness to Others

“Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep” (Romans 12:15 ESV). The Bible tells us to “rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep” (Romans 12:15 ESV). Have you noticed that the second part of that sentence is easy, but the first part can be really tough? When somebody’s having a…

Four Steps to Fortify Your Faith

Spend your time and energy in the exercise of keeping spiritually fit” (1 Timothy 4:7b TLB). If you want God to use you, you have to fortify your faith. The Bible says in 1 Timothy 4:7, “Spend your time and energy in the exercise of keeping spiritually fit” (TLB). How many of you wake up…

Four Ways Envy Damages Your Life

“Where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there is disorder (unrest, rebellion) and every evil thing” (James 3:16a AMP). The number one thing that holds you back from God’s purpose and mission for your life is a very subtle sin. It’s not lust or pride or anger. It’s not worry or fear or discouragement. In fact,…

To Become Wise, Spend Time with Wise People

“Spend time with the wise and you will become wise, but the friends of fools will suffer” (Proverbs 13:20 NCV). Have you ever heard the old phrase, “If you want to soar with the eagles, you can’t run with the turkeys”? If you’re going to be wise, you’ve got to get some wise people in…

Abolishing Death: The Ultimate Triumph

Turn in the your Bibles to 1 Corinthians chapter 15, as we look at our lesson for this morning from the Word of God. When you have arrived at that point, just hold your thumb in that area or something to mark verse 54, where we shall consider our text in a few moments. There…