There’s only one absolute way I know of to keep your Christian growth from becoming stagnant, and that is to die. The only time Christian growth stops altogether is at death. That’s because we don’t need to grow any further; we’re ushered into the state of glorification. If a person is in Christ and Christ … Continue reading How can I prevent my personal Christian growth from becoming stagnant?
by SHAY SHULL “God can do anything, you know — far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams!” Ephesians 3:20 (MSG) I’m not sure when I first read Ephesians 3:20, but it’s one I’ve marked, scribbled, highlighted, circled and underlined as many times as I can in my … Continue reading When You See God’s Plan Unfold
By S. Michael Houdmann, Supporter of Got Questions Ministries
This is an all-too-common question among Christians. Many people doubt their salvation because of feelings or the lack of them. The Bible has much to say about salvation, but nothing to say about “feeling saved.” Salvation is a process by which the sinner is delivered from “wrath,” that is, from God’s judgment against sin (Romans 5:9; 1 Thessalonians 5:9). Specifically, it was Jesus’ death on the cross and subsequent resurrection that achieved our salvation (Romans 5:10; Ephesians 1:7).
Our part in the salvation process is that we are saved by faith. First, we must hear the gospel-the good news of Jesus’ death and resurrection (Ephesians 1:13). Then, we must believe-fully trust the Lord Jesus (Romans 1:16) and His sacrifice alone. We have no confidence in works of the flesh to achieve salvation. This…
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I was 19 years old. I got out of work after 5pm and the bank had already closed for the day. I needed a little money out of my meager savings account to fill up my gas tank, as well as have a little entertainment money for the evening. My only option for money withdrawal was from the ATM machine.
I drove to the bank and walked through the first set of doors and turned right to the ATM machine. I dug out my ATM card from my wallet and slid it into the card reader. I punched in my PIN number and answered the standard questions:
Savings or Checking: Savings
Withdraw or Deposit: Withdraw
$10.00, $20.00, $50.00, $100: $20.00
The ATM machine was processing my request and when the little door opened to give me my money, to my surprise was a little gift left by someone…
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We are evangelical believers who confess the Holy Trinity – God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. We take a strong stand on the Deity, eternal self-existence and virgin birth of the Lord Jesus (see The Deity of the Lord Jesus and Who is Jesus? ) We believe in the divine … Continue reading Doctrinal Statement
Ruan Bruwer, Netwerk24 Bloemfontein - Campers from across the country converged on a farm near Bloemfontein on Friday afternoon for the “It’s Time-prayer meeting”. They say now is the time to pray and they are extremely concerned about the country, Netwerk24 reports. Jaqueline Deysel, 15, from White River, Mpumalanga, gave up a baby shower to travel to … Continue reading Buchan’s It’s Time: ‘If we don’t pray now…’
by Ernie Johnson, Jr. If you are a sports fan, you likely know Ernie Johnson, Jr., as one of the most recognizable voices in sports. As the three-time Emmy-winning host of TNT’s “Inside the NBA,” Ernie has the privilege of taking the stage with some of the biggest names in sports - Charles Barkley, Kenny … Continue reading Why You Should Trust God… Period
First of all, we need to establish that it is the sovereign God who not only invites us but commands us to pray. Prayer is a duty, and as we perform that duty, one thing for sure is going to be changed, and that is us. To live a life of prayer is to live … Continue reading We’ve been taught that prayer changes things. In view of God’s sovereignty, what is the role of prayer in a Christian’s life?
Learning to Recognize His Voice by Alicia Bruxvoort I was curled up on the corner of our plaid couch, seizing the early-morning silence to talk with God, when my son’s warm body cuddling next to mine interrupted the conversation. I opened my eyes to greet Lukas with a hug. “Mommy?” he whispered. “Are you talking … Continue reading Is That You, God?
by L. B. Coleman "By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed" (Heb. 11:8). Whither he went, he knew not; it was enough for him to know that he went with God. He leant not so much upon the promises as … Continue reading Streams in the Desert