BE A DOER OF THE WORD

BE A DOER OF THE WORD

It is a contradiction in terms to call Jesus “Lord” and yet not obey His commands. It is simply a self-delusion or self-deception to claim to be a follower of Christ and yet not a doer of the teaching of Christ. Anyone who is only a hearer, reader, preacher or teacher of God’s Word, but not a doer of God’s Word is only deceiving himself.

Sadly, many believers today who are eager and diligent hearers, readers, preachers and teachers of God’s Word are reluctant and lazy doers of God’s Word. The primary evidence of submission to the Lordship of Jesus Christ is the willingness and eagerness to obey His commands and teachings…

LOOKING UNTO JESUS

LOOKING UNTO JESUS

In the Christian race, the Lord Jesus Christ is the only Perfect Example, Model, or Teacher worth looking unto steadfastly, obeying and trusting implicitly, emulating completely, and trusting and following wholeheartedly (Heb. 4:15-16, Heb. 2:10-11).

While it is good to learn from the saints of old and contemporary saints, however, we must be very wary of following any spiritual leader blindly or obeying him implicitly. The Scripture admonishes us to only follow or imitate men as they also follow or imitate Christ. Paul cautions, “Imitate me, just as I also imitate Christ.” (1 Cor. 11:1 NKJV)…

RUN WITH PERSEVERANCE

RUN WITH PERSEVERANCE

The Christian race is certainly not a smooth, easy and short race, but a rough, rugged and marathon race. However, the records and testimonies of the past heroes of faith offer us the encouragement, hope and strength to endure whatever trial, tribulation or persecution we may encounter on the way.

There is no adversity or adversary that we shall encounter in the race that many of the saints of old did not face and overcome. If they overcame by grace through faith in Christ, we also surely can overcome today (1 Cor. 10:12, 1 Pet. 5:9, Heb. 10:35-36)…

LAY ASIDE EVERY WEIGHT

LAY ASIDE EVERY WEIGHT

All Christians are running in a spiritual race, but it is only those who endure to the end or finish well that will obtain the crown. Unlike other races where several athletes only compete for one prize, for there could only be one winner in the competition; the Christian race offers opportunity for all involved to be winners.

The winner of any race in this world can only obtain a perishable prize or crown. However, the victorious Christian will receive an imperishable crown at the end of the spiritual race…

SINNERS ARE SET IN SLIPPERY PLACES

SINNERS ARE SET IN SLIPPERY PLACES

There is a path in life that only goes down; it is dark and slippery. Everyone who follows this path stumbles, falls and rolls down into the bottomless pit. There is a way in life, though very broad, yet slippery and sloppy. Everyone who chooses this way falls and crashes, no matter how hard they try to stand up.

There is a course in life that ends only in losses, pains, sorrows and regrets. No one has ever chosen this course and experience true and lasting joy or happiness in life. There is a lifestyle that attracts the devil to steal, kill and destroy. Anyone who adopts this lifestyle will fall a prey to the devil. What is this path, way, course, or lifestyle?

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