Christian Credentials.

“But whatever gain I had, I counted as loss for the sake of Christ. Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have suffered the loss of all things and count them as rubbish, in order that I...

The Carnal Heart.

“For while there is jealousy and strife among you, are you not of the flesh and behaving only in a human way?” (1 Corinthians 3b) What do you think the essence of the gospel should be? The believers at Corinth emphasized spiritual gifts and tolerance of...

Truth despite the consequences.

“Then Jeremiah spoke to all the officials and all the people, saying, “The Lord sent me to prophesy against this house and this city all the words you have heard. Now therefore mend your ways and your deeds, and obey the voice of the Lord your God, and the Lord...

The Power of Faith in Jesus.

The father of the demon-possessed boy complained to Jesus about the inability of the disciples to cast the demon out. Jesus replied with a remark about the faithlessness of the present generation. It is possible that the disciples were the ones lacking faith, weakened...