From the beginning, wherever the truth of the Gospel went, the voices of error followed soon after. Paul taught Timothy to overcome many various forms of error by godly living, faithful teaching, and self-discipline.
Chastisement is to bring change—change that is needed. Do you know when chastisement happens? Does it come with varying intensity/levels? Does the Bible offer any hope that we might outgrow our need for chastisement? Listen, and be encouraged to accept the loving chastening of the Lord.
Heart-keeping is a personal discipline that must last a lifetime. How do we keep our hearts, from which all life springs? With diligence, focus, perseverance, and by pondering the path of our feet.
God invites us to enter into the kingdom of heaven, in spite of how broken, sinful and ruined our lives may be. That kingdom is a treasure that everything must be given up to win, but it's a treasure that changes our entire life.
A brief explanation of the origin of the term Mennonite, and a short list of some of their distinctive doctrines and practices, with Bible references given to explain the basis for their beliefs
Satan has many ways to distract our minds from God, and music is one of the most effective. This article is sobering look at music genres, the lives of singers, and a few examples of terrible crimes committed due to the influences of ungodly music. Accept the challenge to test your favorite music.
Is holiness merely a lovely theory, an unreachable goal that God sets for us? Or is it a practical teaching that is meant to make a difference in how we live? The Bible says, "Without holiness, no man shall see the Lord" (Heb. 12:14) If that is true, we had better know how our lives measure up.
The church of Jesus is to be a pure bride for Him. To maintain this purity members who fail to live holy lives and are not repentant must be put out of the church. Some think church discipline cruel but when carried out in love it is for the eternal good of all involved.