Category Archives: Courage

Lose a Battle, Win a War

By Boyd Jennings

Paul used the sport of wrestling to describe a Christian’s battle against sin and error. He commanded, “Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand” (Eph 6:11-13). Continue reading Lose a Battle, Win a War

God Taught Israel At Jericho

The Israelites would have many lessons to learn and relearn through the centuries, from the Lord their God, but if they had simply learned and passed on to their children the lessons learned at Jericho then they could have avoided many of the problems they would face later.

What did God teach Israel at Jericho? They are lessons appropriate for Christians and the church today.

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Leadership Qualities Of God’s Leaders

Leadership is important in every aspect of life: government, home, and the church. But not just anyone can be an effective leader – especially in the church. Leadership success in the secular realm does not assure equal success in the spiritual realm. The Word of God tells of men who were effective leaders, and from them we see the qualities required of every spiritual leader.

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The Difficult Way To Life

Jesus said the path to “life” everlasting is not an easy path to take (cf. Matt 7:13-14). If we are to follow Him, then we must enter that “narrow gate” and follow that “difficult way”. In these lessons we will discuss the difficult things we must do on the “way” that leads to Life.

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How Great Is God!

In this chapter God, through the prophet Isaiah, described the greatness of His power to meet the challenges that lay ahead for the Israelites after their captivity. It is an enouraging lesson for Christians today, as we strive to carry out our Lord’s Great Commission (Matt 28:18-20).

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Courage, Commitment, Confession

Sadly, many who enter the kingdom never develop enough courage to confess Christ¬†and to¬†commit their lives in obedience to His will – thus they never bring any fruit to perfection. They have forgotten the blessing of being cleansed from their old sins. Thus they never develop past their new birth, by adding to their faith virtue, knowledge, self-control, perseverance, godliness, brotherly kindness, love (2 Pet 1:5-9). They appear to have obeyed the gospel, but they are not truly “converted” to Christ (Matt 18:3). In this lesson we will consider 3 events in the life of Joshua that are vital to understanding what it truly means to follow the Lord Jesus Christ today as a disciple.

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