As the conclusion to the series, this article holds out the restoration that God in Christ can bring to relationships broken by judgmentalism. Sande gives practical insight on what personal sanctification in this matter of judging might look like. He also speaks of the "expectant charity" we can hold toward someone who has done wrong in the past, as we can expect to observe increasing evidence of God's grace in our own lives and theirs.
In this second article, Sande notes that there are limits to making charitable judgments. In such cases—where further investigation may be needed—the goal of treating the neighbour with love still remains (per the ninth commandment). To that end, the author helps us get at the root of critical judgments, alerting us to three ways we judge that are destructive and costly to relationships.
What tendencies do you have in the judgments you make about others? In this first of a three-part series, Ken Sande reflects on judging by way of passages such as Matthew 7:1–6 and 1 Corinthians 13:4–7, with a view to offering practical suggestions on how to make godly, charitable judgments about others.
What is true spirituality? True spirituality can only be found by listening to the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit speaks through His word, the Bible. Therefore, true spirituality should not be sought through a repetition of Pentecost. Pentecost should be understood in line with Christ's work; it cannot be repeated.
This article share some guidelines for effective group Bible study; namely: keep the Bible first, use the creeds, plan, prepare, take notes, work as a group, and apply the word. Page 8.
This is a short summary of what the fear of the Lord means.
What is it that hinders you from living according to the will of God? There are three obstacles: impatience, discontentment, and inactivity.
What does it mean to glorify God? This article answers the question by looking at the fact that God does not change.
What role should the fear of God play in the believer's life of obedience to God? This article explains that there is a difference between slavish fear and filial fear, and shows that godly fear belongs to the realm of sonship.
How different would you be if you prayed for the Lord to expose the logs in your own eyes? This article discusses humility.
This article offers fifteen implications that come from the fact that man's chief end is to glorify God by enjoying him forever.
Christians are to grow in the fear of God. How can that be done? This article shares eight ways.
Do you desire to be godly? This article explains that godliness is attained through a relationship with God.
One can say that the Christian's full-time employment is to please God. This is what is at the heart of godliness. This is what the article explains.
God creates opportunities for us which we must be diligent in using. We must be stewards of the gifts and opportunities God has given us, and use them for the benefit of others. The knowledge of this should encourage every Christian young person to participate in youth Bible studies and meetings. In this way we will defeat the enemy.
Sincerity, humility, and purity are important for every Christian who desires to grow in the knowledge of God.
Looking at Isaiah 66:2, this article shows that the one who trembles at God's word is the believer who undertands and lives by God's word.
The author describes the word "revival" according to its scriptural use. The article goes further to study instances or moments in the biblical record where revival and reformation are discussed. Further, these concepts are studied within the context of church history. Then the discussion concludes by expressing the great need for revival in today's church.
This article discusses the godly virtue of humility.
A meaningful relationship with God is dependent on knowing God. Love for and knowledge of God go hand-in-hand. The emphasis of this chapter is that loving God means loving truth. It further explains a theological method and process that have as goal to explain how the Christian faith is relevant to different aspects of the Christian life.
What is the function of the imperatives in Ephesians 6:10-18? Are they simply a call to personal piety? Reinhard argues that it is important to understand the larger message of this pericope that comes from its relationship to the rest of the letter. Individuals are empowered as members of the church to strive to become who they already are in Christ. Believers should recognize their place within the body of Christ.