How acceptable are our good works? We all have bad days, but on our best days what does the Father think of our obedience? Is He only concerned with sincerity of heart? Does He approve of those who give their best effort? The answer: Scripture tells us that our best attempts at holiness are so…
Let’s take a quick simple survey:
Can you name five spiritual disciplines? What do you believe is the most important discipline? What do you believe is the purpose of the disciplines?
The real struggle of the Christian life is the struggle to keep His faithfulness “in our eye” instead of ours. To believe that I am in His favor by grace through faith despite who I am, or how I might fail, or what I have done, or what others have done to me. “For I am convinced that neither…”
The measure of competency in the Christian life is neither by comparison nor mechanics, but desire. It is simple faith and uncomplicated duty. It is to “love” as Christ commanded and, thereby, fulfill the whole law.