Practical Christian Living
- Dating to Find Out if you are Compatible? - First, I stand strongly against dating as a method to find someone to marry. In my view, Christians should never date with the idea that they want to find out who they are compatible with. This is the way the world does it, and the fruit is many broken hearts.
- Leading Your Children to Christ - Children are very lovable. They are beautiful, very innocent, and when brought up in the fear of the Lord, they are the epitome of purity. Christian parents have the huge responsibility to raise up their children in a home of modesty and holiness and to lead them to Christ.
Children from [...]
- Home Improvement Month - You want a better home? Try declaring October as “Home Improvement Month”. Print out yesterday’s article Tips for a Happy Happy Home and sit down with your children and go over each of the 12 points. That is what I just did with the Weaver family.
We all got around the [...]
- Tips for a Happy Happy Home - There is children’s song that goes “With Jesus in the family, happy happy home.” While this is true it takes some effort on the part of the brothers, sisters, and parents for this to happen.
The parents much lead the way with their example. Parents should read and follow the Tips [...]
- Instructions For New Christians - A New Christian Does Whatever the Lord Asks!
The following are points that every new Christian needs to prayerfully consider:
1. Accountability — Find an on-fire dedicated sin-free mature Christian of the same gender and ask them to disciple and mentor you, to be your prayer partner, and to hold you [...]
- Being Careful With Your Words - Many of the best learned lessons are when we make bad mistakes and learn the hard way. I can remember as though it was yesterday, a mistake I made about two years ago when I repeated some thing that someone had told me before I checked it out. [...]
- How To Overcome Sin - The following are some pointers on how to gain victory over sin.
It is faith that gives overcoming victory in your spiritual life:
it is by faith that you stand (2Cor 1:24), by faith that you have victory over the world (1Joh 5:4), by faith that you quench all the fiery darts [...]
- Are Errors, Faults, and Mistakes Sin? - There is a large part of professing Christianity that considers errors, faults, and mistakes to be sin. If you ask them if they are free from sin they will boldly tell you we are all human and sin. If you ask them what kind of sins they are talking [...]
- Neither Foolish Talking Nor Jesting - But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becometh saints; Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not convenient: but rather giving of thanks. — Eph 5:3,4
Foolish talking – Μωρολογια Scurrility, buffoonery, ridicule, or what tends to expose another to [...]
- Accountability to the Brethren - When someone is converted to Christ it is important for them as a new Christian to fellowship with other Christians, and if possible to find a congregation of spiritual people that clearly teach sin-free-living and emphasize practical Christian living.
The importance of being a part of a congregation and making yourself [...]
- Fruit of the Spirit - Love — Love to the whole human race, even to your persecutors: love to God and the brethren they had; love to all mankind they must also have. True religion is neither selfish nor insulated; where the love of God is, bigotry cannot exist. Narrow, selfish people, and people of [...]
- Guidelines for Resolving Conflicts in Your Marriage - When a Christian couple is first married, great care is taken by each to go the second mile, to give where ever they can, and the deep love they have for each other covers a multitude of faults. But as time moves on couples tend to take eachother for granted. [...]
- Tips for a Good Husband and Wife Relationship - Human nature tends to let down it’s guard and act it’s worst around those who we are most familiar with. How you really are is the way you act towards others that you know the best – which are typically those of your own home.
The following are tips for husbands [...]
- Spiritual Workout - Ask, Seek, Knock, Work, Perfect, Hunger, Add To, Give Diligence, Labor, Follow After, Lay Hold, Fight, & Contend
While salvation is grace alone by faith alone (Eph 2:8), the Bible is very clear that after we are saved there is work for us to do through the power of God.
We don’t [...]
- Points on Receiving Correction - 1. Hear a person out that is correcting you, unless they are accusing you of something that is not true. In the case of being falsely accused, you should clearly state that you consider what they are saying is false and that they don’t have their facts correct. If the [...]
- Points on Giving Correction - 1. You should keep in mind that you also have many faults that others must bear with and when you are correcting others to never do it in contempt. While you are told to rebuke those that sin before all (1Tim 5:20), when you are dealing with other’s faults, mistakes, [...]
- Imitation of Christ – Quotes From Book Three 2/2 - I strongly recommend Thomas a Kempis’ book “Imitation of Christ” as a devotional book and I feel it should be in every serious Christian’s library. The only caution I have is to keep in mind that this book was written by a Roman Catholic monk and he refers to purgatory [...]
- Imitation of Christ — Quotes From Book Three 1/2 - I strongly recommend Thomas a Kempis’ book “Imitation of Christ” as a devotional book and I feel it should be in every serious Christian’s library. The only caution I have is to keep in mind that this book was written by a Roman Catholic monk and he refers to [...]
- Imitation of Christ — Quotes From Book Two - I strongly recommend Thomas a Kempis’ book “Imitation of Christ” as a devotional book and I feel it should be in every serious Christian’s library. The only caution I have is to keep in mind that this book was written by a Roman Catholic monk and he refers to purgatory [...]
- Imitation of Christ — Quotes From Book One - I strongly recommend Thomas a Kempis’ book “Imitation of Christ” as a devotional book and I feel it should be in every serious Christian’s library. The only caution I have is to keep in mind that this book was written by a Roman Catholic monk and he refers to purgatory [...]
- Meditating On The Second Coming Of Christ - There are more books and seminaries than there ever has been on the book of Revelation, the end-times, and the second coming of Christ. But at the same time, there has never been such a worldly superficial crowd of professing believers that have a “form of godliness” (2Tim 3:5) but [...]
- On Judging - When I see faults in the brethren, I have made it a practice of looking inward to see if that fault or a similar fault is in me. If so, I give the brethren the excuse I have been making for myself, and put the judgment on myself that I [...]
- Establish Your Hearts With Grace Not Meats -
“For it is a good thing that the heart be established with grace; not with meats, which have not profited them that have been occupied therein.” (Heb 13:9)
I would like to note the importance of emphasizing practical teachings and not so much on getting every one straightened out on non-practical [...]
- How to Stop Falling Into Sin - I am going to make some statements in this post that are strong and forward and I mean them with all my heart.
If you are going to profess Christ, you must get serious about staying free from sin. The cycle of sinning and repenting must be broken and you must [...]
- How To Act Toward Those That Do You Wrong - When I was cast out of the Restoration congregation in Aylmer because I disagreed with some of their practices and teachings, I determined by the grace of God to not act like they would act toward me (I have been around them for 20 years and I know how they [...]
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