"Religious pretenders" - It’s so easy to let hypocritical attitudes creep into our hearts and allow ourselves to become religious pretenders. We may look good on the outside, but have hearts full of envy, greed, anger, worry, and self-righteousness. In the process we lose the joy of our salvation and find ourselves just going through the motions of the Christian life. (read more)
"Self-Righteousness & Other Oxymorons" According to Merriam-Webster, an oxymoron is a combination of words that have opposite or very different meanings or something (as a concept) that is made up of contradictory or incongruous elements (like controlled chaos, open secret or organized mess). That sounds like a pretty good definition of self-righteousness. March 24 - Soul Survival
"Virgins, Self-Righteousness & Parental Guarantees" Most of us are familiar with the proverb: “Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.” But we all know kids who were raised in church and, yet, have walked away from God. What went wrong? Did their parents miss something? Did God fail to keep His Word? Do we have a guarantee that our children will continue to walk with God?
"From Grief to Joy" Nehemiah 8.10 says, “… the joy of the Lord is your strength.” How did the people in Nehemiah’s day go from grief to joy? How did the people in Nehemiah’s day go from grief to joy? Why should we find joy for the same reason? Also, read about the confidence we can have in life’s storms. - July 28 - Soul Survival
"The Great Exchange" “The Great Exchange”: We get to exchange our failures for His perfect obedience, our sin for His righteousness. If we have accepted Christ as our Savior and He lives in us, then God’s faithfulness, mercy and righteousness are with us! - July 29 - Soul Survival