Most, if not all, Christians know that prayer is a vital part of our relationship with God. However, at times there seems to be a disconnect between what we know about the importance of prayer and our pursuit of this discipline. We are helpless to accomplish anything of eternal significance without the power of God. […]
In Habakkuk’s conversation with the Lord, we see a very open and honest dialogue that reveals the prophet’s heart – his doubts and fears and most importantly, his yielding to God’s will. Surrender does not come easily to anyone, yet when we freely surrender to the King of kings, we discover that we can echo […]
What can we learn about following Christ from a Fig Tree? What was Jesus teaching about following Him by cursing a fruit tree and halting everything at the temple? Jesus has another lesson for us on faith but it is easy to miss it. Genuine followers of Jesus Christ have an active faith which produces […]
Don Whipple is the Executive Director of Bethesda Outreach Ministries. It is a ministry in South Africa to Orphans. Don presents three questions to consider from the book of James about our relationship with the Lord. It is so easy to be deceived and the danger is to genuinely miss the reality of the deception. […]
Responding to the call to Follow Christ requires faith and obedience. The objective in Following Christ is to learn from Him and become like Him. This journey of faith can seem risky and scary until we see Jesus in all His glory. The drive to Follow Christ is fueled by beholding His glory. Unfortunately the […]
Faith is an amazing thing. It is impossible to separate ourselves from living by faith. Every day we are confronted by things that we must make a choice to either believe or reject. The question that we explore this morning is “Is following Jesus worth the risk?” Following Jesus requires undivided faith that God’s economy […]
Simple childlike faith is the starting point of conversion. Following Jesus is a life long process of refining faith for our growth and his glory. How does this process work? God uses circumstances in our life to help us exercise our faith in order to become more like His Son.