Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, so now, not only as in my presence but much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure. (Philippians 2:12-13)
As believers, we know that death, cancer, accidents, sickness, addiction, none of those things hold the final sting. For Christ conquered death on the cross, and because of His gift, we have eternity to look forward to. We can be confident heaven is real, and full of hope, for that’s where Jesus reigns.
Remember to witness to those striving for a Christ-like life through your example. When you demonstrate a positive and consistent Christian lifestyle for your brothers and sisters in Christ, you can help them further their faith journey and develop a stronger personal relationship with Jesus.
Many people think of the kingdom of God as heaven or as the church. However, the kingdom of God is not an actual physical place. A working definition of God’s kingdom from a biblical perspective can be seen as God’s universal reign as Creator and Christ’s exhaustive work as Redeemer. Since God is eternal, His kingdom is eternal. The Kingdom of God transcends time and space.
There’s a need to tear down every idol when you STAND before the throne of God and worship the only true Kind – the Lord Jesus Christ. Shalom – peace to you.
The answer to that question biblically is a resounding, clear, emphatic, joyful, glorious “No.” A born-again person cannot become dead, cannot be unborn again. I will give some biblical thinking here, trying to be as textual as possible, and not just theological.
If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth.
The president and CEO of Christianity Today says in a new editorial that churches should consider making “biblical restitution” to African Americans for the sins of slavery, segregation and racial injustice by setting up financial funds “to make it right.”
I was in my 20’s, I had this crazy season of God asking me to give up things in my life. It started with TV… I felt like God was asking me to give it up, it sucked. Then I felt like he asked me to give up my music, this one really sucked and it took me a while to do it.
Paul admonishes us to endure hardship as a soldier. Why Endurance? It enables us to finish what we started (Phil. 3:13-14) and enables us to follow Christ to the later (Heb. 12:2). While you are enduring, it has to be with hope. Endurance without hope is worthless.