THE ENEMIES OF THE CROSS OF CHRIST

THE ENEMIES OF THE CROSS OF CHRIST

Paul describes the enemies of the cross of Christ as the professed believers or ministers “whose god is their belly.” What does Paul mean by this terminology, “their god is their belly?” Paul was simply saying they are either legalistic or indulging in sinful, fleshly desires. The enemies of the cross of Christ are those in the Church who are trusting in themselves, in their self righteousness, or in their good works as a means of salvation…

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APPRENTICESHIP TRAINING UNDER JESUS

APPRENTICESHIP TRAINING UNDER JESUS

Disciples of Jesus are not just His students; they are His apprentices. The idea of a student is only theoretical. But, the idea of an apprentice is something quite practical. When Jesus chose twelve ordinary people to be with Him, what He intended was not for them to be mere students but apprentices, not to be merely theoretical, but to be very practical. The Greek word “mathetes” for “disciple” in the New Testament means “a learner or a pupil.” But in Aramaic, the word “disciple” does not mean a student, but an apprentice…

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HEARING & RECOGNIZING GOD’S VOICE

HEARING & RECOGNIZING GOD’S VOICE

It is God’s desire and delight to have a personal, intimate, and unique relationship with every one of His children. This kind of intimate relationship is not possible without an effective and continuous communication. Hearing God’s voice is not a special gift exclusively reserved for a special class of believers. Every born again believer has a divine inherent capacity to hear, discern, recognize or know God’s voice…

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VICTORY OVER THE WORLD (Part 2)

VICTORY OVER THE WORLD (Part 2)

The world is hostile to the cause of Christ and hate Christ’s disciples even as it has hated Christ. Jesus said: “If the world hates you, you know that it hated Me before it hated you.” (John 15:18). No one can therefore follow and serve the Lord faithfully without overcoming the world. It is therefore very crucial for anyone who wants to follow and serve Christ on the His terms to know how to overcome the world and its lusts, evil influences, pollutions and oppositions…

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LIVING & WALKING IN THE SPIRIT

LIVING & WALKING IN THE SPIRIT

There is a great difference between living in the Spirit and walking in the Spirit. This is why the Scripture admonishes, “If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.” (Gal. 5:25 NKJV). It is possible to be living in the Spirit and not walking in the Spirit. Sadly, many believers today are in the Spirit but not walking in the Spirit or according to the Spirit. Living in the Spirit alone does not guarantee a victorious Christian living. It takes walking in the Spirit to experience and enjoy constant victory in life…

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LET CHRIST LIVE IN YOU

LET CHRIST LIVE IN YOU

A call to be a Christian is not essentially a call to live for Christ, but rather a call to let Christ live in you and manifest Himself through you. There is a great difference between striving to live for Christ and yielding yourself to Christ so that He may live in you and manifest Himself through you. Sadly, many believers today are primarily concerned about living for Christ and not letting Christ live in them and manifest His life through them…

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