1 Corinthians 11:1, “Imitate me, just as I also imitate Christ”
1 Timothy 4:12, “Be an example to the believers in word, in conduct, in love, in spirit, in faith, in purity”
Leslie Stobel became a Christian in 1979 and modeled her faith in such a way that it influenced her atheist husband Lee to begin his own search for God. In his book “The Case for Christ”, he tells of his two years of intensive research that finally led him to receive Jesus Christ
My grandmother is now halfway through 88.
If I knew I had a way of making significant progress each and every day, I would be a lot happier than I am right now.
I'm attempting to find ways to do just that.
My Old Testament knowledge badly needs upgrading. I'm currently working on it, of course.
Several areas in particular:
* the Edomites
* Canaan, pre-Israelite
Psalm 56:4, “In God I have put my trust; I will not fear. What can flesh do to me?”
Matthew 6:34, “Do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things”
Today, there are so many believers in Christ who are anxious and troubled. Although they are experiencing the “rest” of salvation that accompanies the forgiveness of sins and are looking forward to the eternal “rest” of heaven, their souls are still in turmoil. Fearful and doubting,
Adam was created on the sixth day along with Eve. After the sixth day God look upon the earth and said that, what he had created was good. Adam and Eve were created good. They were not recreated. Creation stopped on the end of the sixth day. So what changed? The only thing scripture teaches us that changed was the introduction of Satan in the Garden. This was the predestined act that God had already knew was going to happen. The book of life was written before the foundations of the earth. So God
Every single day, I see more complete lack of shame.
Right now, I am just... numb. Completely and utterly numb.
I've been told by some people that different people in Hell are receiving different degrees of punishment in Hell. The more I see, the easier it is for me to believe this.
Let me make this perfectly clear: I was living a vile life at one time. Yes, I rightfully earned eternity in Hell. Jesus gave Himself to get me out of what I rightfully deserve.