We can conclude that God can’t do anything with us and come to total despair. Naomi, when faced with the loss of her sons, even told people to call her Mara, which means bitter, but God blessed her despite her despair. Can he do that with you?
Sharing the gospel can be considered optional for some believers, but if you think back, how did you come to know the lORD? Did someone share their faith with you? In the life of Bartholomew, aka Nathaniel, we see an excellent example of how things have always been done when it comes to witnessing.
Having zeal means having great energy or enthusiasm to pursue a cause or an objective. As believers having a passion for anything other than Christ can be a warning sign that our hearts aren’t totally his, or it can also be used as a platform for expressing your commitment to him. Which one are you…
While very little is known about James, Son of Alpheus, we know that he shared a similar trait with all the other Apostles, He sacrificed everything to follow Jesus. What are you willing to sacrifice for Jesus?
The Apostle Thomas is known for being a doubter, and it has been used in disparaging terms, but if it weren’t for him, we wouldn’t have been told one of the greatest truths of the gospel.
When you consider the call of Jesus to follow him, it can require more than what you can give. That is what Mathew faced when Jesus called him. How did he respond, and what does it mean for you?
When we commit our lives to Christ, we become imitators of Him. We also choose to love people, but do we love as he loves? The apostle John was, in the beginning, brash and unloving but became the apostle of love. How did he change so radically? Do you wish to be that radically changed?
It’s hard for us to go through something difficult and not question why God would allow it, but we need to have the correct response to adversity from a biblical perspective. What is that response?
Peter is thought of as a bold, fearless proclaimer of the gospel. But how did he become that? To become one of the most influential preachers of all time, what had to happen to Peter must also happen to you.
As we seek to grow in our walk with Christ, we look to find people that can help us on our way. It is difficult not to look at the person instead of the message. We hold some people in high esteem when we should look to the Spirit behind the messenger.