God did not say it is impossible or difficult, but simply commanded us to be holy. So it is not an option, but a command to be followed.
We should be thankful that God pointed us to himself as the model to follow for holiness (see Leviticus 11:44). The Bible declares that God … Read the rest
Sexual fantasies occupy much space in a man’s mind. If he is not on his guard, not right with God, or is not walking with God at the moment; the sight of a woman can trigger a lot of sexual thoughts in his mind.
This is because men are stimulated by sight. It doesn’t matter … Read the rest
If we have the realization that we are aliens and strangers in this world, it will make a difference in our spiritual walk.
The first thing you should know is that you will always feel the lusts of the flesh or sinful desires that war against the soul (1 Peter 2:11). But then it is … Read the rest
Lust deceives. You might not know it. The lack of physical or emotional intimacy in marriage can make you feel attracted to someone else other than your husband or wife. Maybe lack of appreciation or care can be a sea of petrol or gasoline waiting to be ignited by a casual physical touch, a longing … Read the rest
If no one has called you nuts (meaning crazy, foolish, strange) after seeing your attitudes towards the things of the world; then there is something wrong with your walk with God.
Like how a foreigner is easily recognized in a crowd of natives; you should be seen different in your attitudes and lifestyles because you … Read the rest
God is merciful. He will show you compassion.
But if that is all, then you have got a wrong picture of God. He is holy.
You need to look at the holiness of God before you find reasons to justify your surfing the internet to see or read porn.
God understands your struggle. You do … Read the rest
The key point in the life of Joseph the dreamer is that he kept himself pure. Even when temptation came in the path of duty, he said “No” to the wrong moves made by Potiphar’s wife towards him. Therefore when Potiphar’s wife took hold of his cloak one day to make him sleep with her, … Read the rest
The Road Map
Think about road maps. It helps people who are not familiar with the routes to proceed in the right direction. You need not stop to ask anyone. What you need to do is follow the directions; recognize the landmarks properly and proceed. You will reach your destination quite comfortably.
So to reach … Read the rest
“You can do this. But you shouldn’t do that.” Are these not the words that you have heard from your childhood? Yes, isn’t it?
There is a good thing about it. It clearly teaches you what is wrong. But then there is a bad thing about it. It tells you nothing about what to do … Read the rest
Have you seen men in uniform? For example, take the case of a group of soldiers. What a lovely sight it is to see them march to the tune of the army band! There is beauty, order, rhythm and harmony in their march. They follow the Commander wherever he leads. And they obey him without … Read the rest
A Christmas Story
James opened the bedroom window. A cold gust of wind made the curtains flap. There was unrest in his heart. It was like chaotic voices of birds coming back to roost on trees at dusk. A sense of loss was in the air.
“Daddy, Daddy!” James was startled to hear that familiar … Read the rest
We all hide when we do wrong; don’t we? That is our first instinct. We love to move away from the light and hide in the dark.
But if we confess our sin and turn to God with a broken and contrite heart (Psalm 51:17) we have a hiding place in God.
So let us … Read the rest
From childhood we have been brought up with the idea that murder and adultery are big sins. We also have a wrong impression that if we escape from committing these two sins we are in God’s good books.
Is it true? Sad to say, the answer is No. The Bible points out many sins which … Read the rest
Is there any man or woman who has not been tempted? With what or by whom is not the point. The whole question is about how do you respond to temptation; whatever that be.
Now if that is the case, you need to know that if something keeps on knocking at the door of your … Read the rest
So many people suffer from guilt. It need not be a great crime like murder that troubles, but it can be the little wrongs they have done.
Their past haunts them.
They suffer silently as their minds torture them.
They feel someone accusing them all the time.
Unable to open up to anyone they carry … Read the rest
No man’s biographer in this world has given such an emphasis to the last week of a person’s life as the Gospel writers did to Jesus’s life. 29 out of 89 chapters (about 30%) in the gospels are devoted to the last week of Jesus’ life. John 13-19 describes sunset to sunset, the last 24 … Read the rest
This Lesson is part of John’s Gospel Easy Notes Series.
It was a cry of triumph. It was a cry of victory. All that needed to be done for man’s salvation was done. There is nothing more any one of us can add to it.
“Jesus died with a shout of triumph on … Read the rest
This Lesson is part of John’s Gospel Easy Notes Series.
Jesus said about the Holy Spirit: “When he comes, he will convict the world of guilt in regard to sin and righteousness and judgment: in regard to sin, because men do not believe in me; in regard to righteousness, because I am going to … Read the rest
So many youngsters are worried about finding God’s will. In today’s world they are more in confusion about right sexual conduct.
The Bible speaks about this in very clear terms.
That means run away from sexual immorality (1 Corinthians 6:18, 2 Tim 2:22). So do not stay in a place, situation or in front … Read the rest
Seek God; His blessings will follow you.
Seek blessings; you forget the One who gives it.
God blesses those who obey Him.
For all His promises have a tag attached, which reads:
“IF you obey Me, then specified blessings will be given you.”
His favor rests on those who fear Him;
And not on those … Read the rest
You have hope. You are not a failure in God’s eyes because you are struggling with the habit of masturbation!
You’re probably reading this article because you are longing to find victory over this sinful habit. You have struggled to overcome this habit for so many years; but have failed. Each time you failed, you … Read the rest
The Christian world has been rocked by attacks by atheists and evolutionists. This has really shaken the faith of many. Many people believe that Science has somehow disproved the existence of God.
Others think that man’s achievements has replaced the need for God. But the truth is that each discovery made by man is telling … Read the rest
Sinful wickedness is on the increase everyday. Through many forms of entertainment there is an open promotion of sinful attitudes in the world today.
And Christians are exposed to these things. And they are corrupting the thinking patterns of Christians.
This is a grave problem. The old ways of fighting this menace won’t help much … Read the rest
There is great deal of comfort for a believer in the Name of Jesus. It is a name that God has given Jesus. This name is above every name.
And God’s purpose in this name is that, “at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, … Read the rest
The word depression immediately brings thoughts of darkness. Yes, depression can be described as absence of light. It can also be absence of joy.
When all the world seems happy and asks us to be like them we simply can’t. The sadness is increased when nobody understands what we are passing through.
They come out … Read the rest
Forgiving someone is one of the hardest things to do. Preaching about it is very easy though. Yet when we try to forgive someone who has wronged us badly we feel an intense battle in our heart. So it is clear that we need God’s grace to forgive others.
One of the things that prevent … Read the rest
Anger is dangerous. If it is allowed to rage uncontrolled it can destroy relationships easily. This is one area where Christians need to watch out.
There may be many occasions when you need to be angry. But the anger we refer to here is unnecessary anger the cause of which lies in pride. It is … Read the rest
The simplest step of prayer is the most neglected one. That one single step is to start to pray. Planning to pray might not work. Finding the right moment to pray might delay the first step by years. The best thing is to pray now.
But if you find it difficult you need to ask … Read the rest
Many Christians are often tormented by the fear of death. Yet it is a deceptive attack of the devil. When he succeeds in putting the fear of death in your minds he effectively destroys your peace of mind and also destroys your ability to tell others about Christ.
You have to note that this attack … Read the rest
We act all the time everyday; not in movies but in our interaction with others. We put on masks. We wear one at home, put on another at the workplace and yet another at the Church.
And the most difficult part comes when at times the masks are accidentally removed at the wrong places to … Read the rest