Is there such a thing as anything other than an active Christianity? No, a Christian is a doer of the word, an ambassador for his King, embraces hardship as lessons in sanctification, and fills a place in the body of Christ. He is neither inactive nor passive, but alive and busy!
Championing A Faith That Works. Anabaptist Voice is published quarterly and seeks to interpret Bible truth in a simple childlike way, and to apply Bible teaching to the lives of living saints in a practical manner.
To respect the rich and despise the poor is inconsistent for the Christian. Partiality shows a lack of God's love for others in our hearts. In His sight each person is of equal value, no matter what their income is or what family they come from.
Barnabas deserves a spot with other noted New Testament saints—a disciple of Jesus on the level with Paul, John, Peter, and James. Each generation in the ongoing march of the church needs more saints like Barnabas—people who give generously, and encourage others to persevere in the faith.
Every human experiences the struggle of existence in a world that is marred by sin. The pain some people encounter makes them stronger Christians, others become bitter. How can we avoid this root of bitterness?
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.
Second Timothy is the last letter that Paul ever wrote. The letter is Paul's final farewell. He was in prison because of his faith—jailed for preaching Christ and the resurrection from the dead. This article covers three main points from Paul's final exhortation.
"It seems that when Paul said, do your best to come before winter—he was simply saying, Before winter, Timothy, or never! If you don't do it now; if you don't come before winter—it will be too late." This writing is a good lesson on commitment and brotherly love.