In this article, the love for God shown by those who were beheaded for their faith is compared to the selfish kind of love that Christians tend to live out today. The article therefore encourages us to lay down our lives for others by way of showing the love of Christ. In this reflection 1 John 3:16-18 is instrumental.
What is it that fuels self-control? It is the lordship of Jesus, and God's care and providence.
This article stresses the call to self-control through the controlling of the mind.
In a culture of having it all now, patience is a hard thing. How can you be patient? Learn to trust and embrace the truth of the gospel.
This article offers five characteristics of the gentleness that God wants us to have as followers of Christ.
How do you make peace in a biblical way? This article points to principles for peacemaking and it calls the believer to live by them. Peacemaking starts by seeing conflict as an opportunity for good.
Courage is the willingness to say and do the right thing in service of the kingdom of Christ, regardless of the cost.
Fear is a powerful emotion. Many Christians are controlled by fear. This chapter deals with the reality of fear in the life of Christians, as well as with the reason to take courage. The main antidote against sinful fear is given in 2 Timothy 1:7, that it is the Spirit of God who gives us power, love, and self-discipline.
Christians can pursue peace in this sinful world by adopting a loving attitude, avoiding offense and covering offense with love.
Christians are characterized by compassion. This article shows the difference between false and true compassion. True compassion is defined by God alone, is learned from Him, and is only expressed by the redeemed.
This article is an exposition and application of 1 Corinthians 13:4-5.
This article unpacks the meaning and implications of 1 Corinthians 13:4, that love believes all things. The article reveals that our struggle to give others the benefit of the doubt often has more to do with our inflated view of ourselves.