Overcoming Intolerance

A Fruit of Love  “Walk in a manner worthy of the calling with which you have been called … showing tolerance for one another in love” (Ephesians 4:1-2 NASB). Robert and Sharon Whittaker In our quest for maturity in Christ, tolerance in our relationships with others is a necessity. It is a basis for developing all the fruits of the spirit, for without it how can we be joyful, peaceful, long-suffering, gentle, and godly — not just outwardly but from the heart? []

Overcoming Anger, Vindictiveness, and Enmity

Hate the sin but not the sinner “Like a city that is broken into and without walls is a man who has no control over his spirit” (Proverbs 25:28). Russell and Camille Martin The primary task, and for most of us the most difficult job of the New Creature, is to overcome self. Yes, we have to deal with conflicts and situations created by the world and the devil. But, aside from direct assaults, they mainly prey on the weaknesses of the []

Overcoming Addiction

Connecting with God and His People “Because, in spite of suffering, you have guarded My word, I in turn will guard you from that hour of trial which is soon coming upon the whole world, to put to the test the inhabitants of the earth” (Revelation 3:10, Weymouth translation). Owen and Beth Kindig A World Awash in Pleasure In spite of the horrors of the 20th century, the world has gotten richer. Many have gained access to leisure time and a cornucopia []

Overcoming Guilt

“Repent Ye” — in Word and Deed “If the wicked turn from all his sins that he hath committed, and keep all my statutes, and do that which is lawful and right, he shall surely live, he shall not die” (Ezekiel 18:21). James Parkinson Sin and guilt were introduced into the cosmos by Lucifer (Hebrew Heylel; Greek Eosphoros; “morning star”), who thus became Satan (enemy). Satan accused God of lying and keeping Eve and Adam back from learning, “Ye shall not surely []