This article shows that the most challenge facing believers today is not understanding the Bible, but believing it.
The word 'saint' often tends to denote some type of "super-Christian" above the rest of us. But this author understands saints to be people who reflect Christ in their lives in such a way that people who know them feel that by knowing them they know Christ better. Not because they are perfect, but because they themselves point us to Christ.
John Calvin succinctly defined Christian piety as "that reverence joined with love of God which the knowledge of his benefits induces." Included in his many discussions on piety are terms such as faith, fear, reverence, love, and knowledge. The central themes of Calvin's piety were the honouring of God and being thankful to him. This article surveys Calvin's writings on piety and seeks to understand his view on the topic.
God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in who He is.
Why is it hard to admit that we need help? As this article explains, we tend to buy into two great lies, that we are autonomous and self-sufficient. The author explains what makes these lies so wrong, and how to pray for the Lord's help.