2016 Issues

Our Benefits In Christ

“What shall I render unto the LORD for all his benefits toward me?” (Psalms 116:12) Listen to audio  Without our Lord’s sacrifice, there would be little hope for a better life. But hope is powerful, especially when inspired by the plan of God. “Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, in the power of the Holy Spirit” (Romans 15:13). When we truly believe in God and His plan, the []

In the Beginning

Overcoming The proud person is usually the last one to know that he is proud. Pride’s first victim was Lucifer. Overcoming Pride offers practical advice on how to see ourselves as others see us, and how to change our entire self. Overcoming Immorality tells us how the various forms of immorality originate in the heart and gives practical advice on how to turn one’s life around. Overcoming Depression identifies several kinds of irrational thinking that lead to depression. But truth is essential []

Overcoming Pride

We can swallow our pride; it is non-fattening. “The pride of life … is not of the Father, but is of the world” (1 John 2:16 NIV). Austin Williams It has been said that temper gets us into trouble … pride keeps us there. Listen to audio:  Pride is different from the other emotions (with the possible exception of anger) because we do not feel that anything is wrong with self. When overwhelmed with other emotions, we know for sure that something []

Overcoming Immorality

His bond-servants ye are whom ye serve. Neither fornicators. nor idolaters, nor adulterers … shall inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you (1 Corinthians 6:9-11). Bernard Hicks Immorality is the state or quality of being immoral; wickedness, sinfulness, evilness, especially: unchastity. God creating man in his image and likeness, giving man his law, and man falling into sin and death due to disobedience to God’s law, identifies sin as the main culprit of immorality (Genesis 2:17, 3:17-19). Types []

Overcoming Depression

Problems and Solutions   My dear children, let’s not just talk about love; let’s practice real love. This is the only way we’ll know we’re living truly, living in God’s reality. It’s also the way to shut down debilitating self-criticism, even when there is something to it. For God is greater than our worried hearts and knows more about us than we do ourselves (1 John 3:18-20, The Message). Tom and Jan Gilbert Depression is a serious mental illness.1 It is such []