Typically when “self-control” is mentioned, most people picture gritting one’s teeth and forcing oneself to do what is right even though everything within wants to do the opposite. This exhausting view of self-control makes this fruit of the Spirit (Gal. 5:23) seem nearly unattainable.
“So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, for what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.” (2 Corinthians 4:18)
We have in this passage four different words that are important to understand: seen, unseen, temporary, and eternal. The seen is what we call the physical realm, that which is visible to the physical eye. This realm can be studied and experienced through our natural five senses of taste, touch, sound, sight, and smell.
A guest blog by Dr. James B. Jordan.
It has become routine in October for some Christian schools to send out letters warning parents about the evils of Halloween, and it has become equally routine for me to be asked questions about this matter.
I have decided to do something in honor of the 500-year anniversary since Martin Luther posted his 95 Theses on the door at Wittenburg Church in Germany (1517).
tors.” —Jonathan Welton
A strip club opened near my church in Chicago that was illegally allowing in minors. So I went to the owner of this strip club and confronted him about what he was allowing.
“God grants liberty only to those who love it, and are always ready to guard and defend it.”
One day as I was being tempted, I asked the Holy Spirit to reveal to me the lie that I believed in that moment. Here is a synopsis of the conversation that took place in my heart in prayer...