Complaining Will Get You Nowhere

A passage in the book of Matthew provides us with an excellent example of people who assumed they will receive something other than what they were told. It says, The kingdom of heaven is like a landowner, who went out early in the morning to hire laborers for his vineyard. Now when he had agreedContinue reading “Complaining Will Get You Nowhere”

Controlling How You React

Although you cannot control how people act, you can control how you react. When offensive situations arise, they can become your opportunity to shine! You can literally make the decision that regardless of the way others act, you will not allow them to offend you. Furthermore, you can be surrounded by an atmosphere of strifeContinue reading “Controlling How You React”

The Desire for Greater Recognition

Many churches find themselves in a constant struggle with people seeking a position, or other forms of recognition, out of a wrong motive. Some church members actually feel that because they have been at the church from the beginning, they deserve more than a newcomer. What privileges do they feel they deserve? Some want aContinue reading “The Desire for Greater Recognition”

Comparison Involves Pride

Paul warned us not to compare ourselves with one another because comparison involves pride. Then, in speaking to his spiritual son, Timothy, Paul says, “Command those who are rich in this present age not to be haughty [high-minded], nor to trust in uncertain riches but in the living God who gives us all things richlyContinue reading “Comparison Involves Pride”

Escaping the Snare of the Devil

Satan’s greatest fear is that the body of Christ will discover the principles that will enable them to escape his snares. Once they do, he will lose his ability to entrap them. Second Timothy 2:25-26 reveals a three-step principle that will help you avoid the devil’s snare. It says, “In humility correcting those who areContinue reading “Escaping the Snare of the Devil”

Unforgiveness is a Negative Witness

Why is it that the devil is attacking so much in the area of offenses and unforgiveness? In John 10:10 it says the thief comes to steal, kill, and destroy. Jesus came to give us abundant life. If the devil wants to kill, what does he want to kill? He wants to kill us, butContinue reading “Unforgiveness is a Negative Witness”

Offense Stops the Blessing of God

One of the most destructive, yet prevalent, issues that plagues the Christian community today is the vast number of people who are hurt and offended. As Christians, we must realize that offense is a very serious business. Make no mistake about it, the devil wants you to become hurt and offended in order to makeContinue reading “Offense Stops the Blessing of God”