Many people go to church and claim to be Christians. But, when it comes down to it, many are not living in the Spirit. Their faith is based on their identity-that they go to church-not that Christ has a hold on their lives...
We must have more in our spiritual arsenal than just belief. We must have more in order to grow in Him and make our faith and relationships work.
Righteous determination requires persistence in order to overcome barriers that hold us back-those that can be overcome by more effort, right thinking, clear goals, and...
Jesus wants us to walk, that is, to grow in our faith with the goals of heartfelt worship and devotion that are contagious to others. He wants us to have a Christ-centered life, not a self-centered life.
Do you want to be healed? How can someone not want to be healed?
If you lack peace and joy in your life, it is usually because you lack growth and have forsaken your time in Him for the rough road of following yourself and being lost in life.
Jesus is directing us to look around and consider all the opportunities He has provided. What stops us?
What Blocks us from increasing our trust and faith in Jesus Christ?
Jesus is telling us that a new birth is absolutely essential to enter the Kingdom of God.
The first encounter we will look at is in John 3: 1-21. This passage contains the quintessential slogan to what it means to be an Evangelical Christian.