Standing for Truth and Defending Your Freedom
Standing for Truth and Defending Your Freedom
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May 5 When the woman saw that the tree was good for food, that it was pleasing to the eyes and a tree desirable to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate; and she also gave to her husband with her, and he ate. — Genesis 3:6

Forbidden Fruit

Many young people today have been enticed to taste the forbidden fruit of sexual immorality. They have been told that it is good, fun, and freeing. As they have followed the siren song of the age right into the marshy swamplands of impurity, they have suffered the consequences, such as seeing their bodies eaten up with sores and sickness, and their souls reduced and shriveled up. "Then, when lust has conceived, it brings forth sin; and when... More
May 4 The earth belongs to the Lord, and its fullness, the world, and those who dwell in it. — Psalm 24:1

The Christian and Stewardship

A key principle of Christian stewardship that is taught throughout the Bible is the principle of the "first fruits." God has said that the first fruits belong to Him. This means that we demonstrate our acknowledgement that the earth is the Lord's and the fullness thereof by returning unto Him what He requires, namely the first fruits of all that He gives to us. Not the middle fruits or the last fruits, and not after "I see if I am going to... More
May 3 And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. — Matthew 6:12

Unforgiveness

Jay Adams, a Christian psychologist, tells about a couple, Sue and Wilbur, who came for counseling. She was quite angry and was there because her doctor told her to come. (She had an ulcer). Reaching down into a shopping bag-sized purse, she pulled out an 8 ½" x 11" manuscript, about an inch thick, with single-spaced, type-written text on both sides of the page. She slapped it down on the desk and said, "That's why I am here."... More
May 2 Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life? — Mark 10:17

Religious But Lost

The story of the rich young ruler (in Matthew 19, Mark 10, and Luke 18) is addressed specifically not to the bum, not to the criminal, not to the person in the jailhouse, but to those who regularly frequent the church sanctuary. It is directed toward the religious-but-lost category, of which there are millions in our country today. It is directed toward those who are respectable, reverent, and worshipful. They are not out on the beach on... More
May 1 This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am the worst. — 1 Timothy 1:15

Only Two Religions in the World

There are only two religions in the world, and it is not the religion of Christ and the religion of Buddha, the religion of Christ and the religion of Muhammad, the religion of anyone and the religion of somebody else. It is either Christ Himself, or it is YOU, because every pagan religion teaches you to save yourself by your own goodness. However, if there is anything that the Bible teaches from one end to the other, it is that you cannot do... More
April 30 Thomas said to Him, "Lord, we do not know where You are going. How can we know the way?" — John 14:5

The Only Way

All pagan religions have a "way." Whether it is the eightfold path of Buddha, the teachings of the Qur'an, the Analects of Confucius, or whatever it is, all pagan religions say, "Here is the way. Walk in that way, and you'll make it to …" wherever it is you are supposed to make it to. If you get to Nirvana or Paradise, and you get there by walking in that way, I have a question: Who got you there? I hope you know. You did. You... More
April 29 Paul and Timothy, servants of Jesus Christ, To all the saints in Christ Jesus who are at Philippi … — Philippians 1:1

I Rejoice, You Rejoice

Rejoicing is the theme of Paul's epistle to the Philippians. It could be summed up in four words: I rejoice; you rejoice. This theme of rejoicing is like an underground stream that bubbles its way along and then, ever and anon, it breaks forth into the sunshine, sparkling with joy. It is a continual, reiterated refrain in this harmony of joy that Paul gives to us. It is in the Lord Jesus that we can rejoice. We rejoice in Him … in... More