GOOD NEWS OF GREAT JOY

GOOD NEWS OF GREAT JOY

About 2000 years ago, an angel of the Lord suddenly appeared to some shepherds who were living out in the fields around Bethlehem, keeping watch over their flock by night.

It was indeed an unusual and awesome night, for the glory of the Lord shone around them and a multitude of the heavenly host joined them, praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, goodwill toward men!” (Luke 2:13-14 NKJV). What a holy and memorable night!

HINDRANCES TO TRUE SPIRITUAL GROWTH (Part 2)

HINDRANCES TO TRUE SPIRITUAL GROWTH (Part 2)

Church leaders certainly wield a great influence over the people of God. If the pastor’s ultimate purpose and pursuit is the spiritual growth and transformation of the believers under his authority into Christ-likeness, the believers under his influence will certainly desire and pursue spiritual growth above anything else.

It is however sad but true that many of our church leaders today are primarily concerned about the numerical and financial growth of their church, and not about the spiritual growth of the believers under them…

HINDRANCES TO TRUE SPIRITUAL GROWTH (Part 1)

HINDRANCES TO TRUE SPIRITUAL GROWTH (Part 1)

Every normal parent takes delight in the healthy growth and development of his child. Parents derive a sort of pleasure, joy, or fulfillment in watching their children grow up in every aspect of life into responsible adults who can be trusted with responsibility and authority.

Parents take special pride or delight in speaking about their children’s healthy growth and development, successes and achievements in life. Likewise, God takes delight in His children healthy growth and development…

TRUE SPIRITUAL GROWTH (Part 2)

TRUE SPIRITUAL GROWTH (Part 2)

Growth is defined as development from a lower or simpler to a higher or more complex form; an increase, as in size, number, value, or strength; extension or expansion (The American Heritage Dictionary). Naturally, this definition is true, but spiritually it is not true or applicable!

True spiritual growth cannot be defined or measured in terms of increase in size, volume, number, value, or strength. The new creation is one with Christ and is complete in Christ, filled with the fullness of Christ at the new birth…

TRUE SPIRITUAL GROWTH (Part 1)

TRUE SPIRITUAL GROWTH (Part 1)

One of the primary characteristics of every living thing is growth. When any living thing is not growing or developing as it should, something is definitely wrong somewhere. Similarly, when a believer is not growing spiritually, there is a problem somewhere.

It is God’s plan and expectation that all His children will grow up in every way into the full stature of Christ. This is one of the primary God-ordained purposes or responsibilities of the New Testament ministers of God…

REJOICE IN THE LORD ALWAYS (Part 2)

REJOICE IN THE LORD ALWAYS (Part 2)

In this fallen and evil world, the righteous may not always get the justice they deserve, or be adequately rewarded for their righteousness.

In this anti-Christ world, living a godly and upright life may result in persecution. Choosing not to compromise your moral and spiritual values or principles may result in some losses or deprivations. Daring to be different among your colleagues may be greeted with severe criticism or even ostracism…

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