We have only one hope of salvation. That is to crucify our carnal mind, receive the “mind of Christ" and be born of the Spirit. The Bible teaches us that sin is overcome, not by determination, but by giving up—by surrendering our all in faith to Christ, and being born of the Spirit.
Even the most sincere "walk down the aisle" or the most passionate "sinner's prayer" is no substitute for Jesus' words, "take up your cross daily and follow me." Christianity is a life—not a one-time decision.
An elder speaks regarding brotherhood agreements—a concept common in Anabaptist groups. While abuse of practical agreements are devastating, Dale explores the potential for brotherhoods to come together in genuine unity of life.
Do we, like Moses, have personal conviction worth passing on? Personal conviction cannot be forced. We need to have a passion for our own personal conviction, yet respect others as well. Are we willing to allow our children to ask questions yet guide them diligently into a life of Christian service
We will have relationships with others all our lives. How do we build them? How do we blend, while acknowledging diversity? Is truth or love more important in a relationship? There are answers to be found from the One who made us all, and Who will help us to have mutually satisfactory relationships?
How can you identify the exotic tree growing in the back yard of your newly-purchased property? There is a simple, fool-proof way to find out. How will you know if your new neighbor is the Christian he says he is? Does it matter if his deeds don't match his profession? What does the Bible say?
A thoughtful look at the main points of Calvinistic doctrine, a careful correction of lopsided emphases according to the Scriptures, and a call to follow the One who said, "If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed." John 8:31