“Read your Bible.” It’s common advice to hear in church. Let’s pretend that you’re a new Christian hearing this advice, so on Monday morning you wake up half an hour early to do it. As you sit at the kitchen counter and set your english muffin and coffee down, you grab your Bible to wonder… “Ok, what now?”
The following quote comes from Bonhoeffer’s sermon on the first Sunday of Advent in 1935 as Hitler’s power in Germany was increasing. Keep Bonhoeffer’s context in mind as you read this excerpt from this Advent sermon based out of Revelation 14:6-13.
If you are tempted to quit praying, don’t. Christians have become children of God through faith. We do not pray I order to persuade or manipulate God to do what we want. No. We pray as children making our requests known to our Father in Heaven, trusting in his good judgement and timing.
What is the armor of God and how should Christians put it on? The armor of God equips the Christians to live in light of the gospel for the glory of God.
Have you ever wondered if we will we have bodies in heaven? What does the Bible teach about the New Heavens & New Earth, and does it matter for our daily life?
What is the foundation of Christian hope? The resurrection of Jesus Christ delivers hope to the hopeless.
Does your Christian life reflect active faith in God to provide, or are you living risk-free? The gospel is the the foundation for courageous Christianity.
Here are three truths every Christian should know and be able to clearly explain to others.
Faith is more than a good idea. Our lives always reflect what we believe, so when you look at yours – do you have Christian ideas or saving faith?
Don’t hold God to promises he never made. God is trustworthy to keep his promise, but it won’t be quick, easy, or fully explained. Will still you trust him?