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How Did I Get On This Back Road? - #6392
Are you tired of the back road you're on? Why not go back on God's main road? You access God's best by repentance. If your shock absorbers have absorbed about all the bumps they can, make the one turn that will help—turn away from that sin and toward God's better alternative. It's time to get back on the main road.
Come When Your Name is Called - #6330
Jesus said, "No one can come to Me unless the Father draws him." And if you feel today that tug in your heart - that drawing - that's the Father making it possible for you to come to Christ. You can't even come to Christ without His help. That's why it's important to move when God is moving in your life.
Your Father Never Said You Could - #6284
We Bible folks have this way of dressing up sin rather than dealing with it. Saul learned that it doesn't work to put spiritual names on sin and religious words on rebellion. Oh, my kids learned not to put their father's name on something that their father didn't approve of. God's kids need to learn that about their Father.
Fat By Any Other Name - #6302
We don't like to deal with sin; we like to disguise it. Maybe today would be a good day to pray something like this, "Lord, am I calling sin by a nice name? I don't want to mask my disobedience any longer." Deal with it before God deals with you. What does God call it? See, sin by any other name is still sin. And as the Bible says, "If we would judge ourselves, then we will not be judged."
Where You Were Born to Be - #6174
Follow God where He's taking you. The alternative - a future filled with the bitter regrets of someone who knows they've missed what they were put here for. Don't settle for anything less than being where you were born to be, and doing what you were born to do.
Election - a Christian perspective
We should be eager to make our calling and election sure. Peter writes that if we do so we will receive a grand welcome into Jesus' eternal kingdom.
Summoned By Name - #2409
Don't underestimate His love! Romans 5:8 says God demonstrated His love for us in this way: "While we were still sinners, Christ died for us." Because of His deep, deep love for you, God's Son gave His life as the payment for the death penalty that you and I deserve, and for quite awhile now He's been trying to get your attention.
"Calling" in the Bible: Ephesians 4:1-3
Believers in God have been "called" individually and uniquely into His family, and in this passage Paul urges Christians to live a life that is worthy of that great honor.
Leadership in the Bible: Romans 12:7-8
Whatever it is we do in life, whether it's lofty or humble, the Bible makes it clear that we're to do it with honor and diligence. Leaders and teachers here are exhorted to carry out their tasks with integrity.
Live Your Calling: A Practical Guide to Finding and Fulfilling Your Mission in Life
This book will be a terrific resource for you if you are seeking to find direction in your life, and/or if you are in a helping profession. (Live Your Calling includes a detailed 12-week small group guide, making it a perfect choice for small groups and classroom use.)