Fire Starters are designed to help you read and study through the New Testament in one year, regardless of when and where you start. But, even if you aren't following the one-year track, you can still select the Fire Starter that corresponds to whatever you are reading in the Bible on any given day. The Fire Starters provide 10 to 20 minutes of study, including the Bible reading.
Consider the spiritual condition of the churches addressed in this passage. Then ask yourself: Am I focused on myself--my needs, my desires, my goals--or am I focused on Christ, His purposes and how I can help others to know Him?
Consider the spiritual condition of the churches addressed in this passage. Then ask yourself: Has spiritual "success" or recognition caused me to rationalize questionable behavior or overlook sin in my life?
Consider the spiritual condition of the churches addressed in this passage. Then ask yourself: Am I staying pure in spiritual beliefs but also passionate in spiritual practice?
Are you ready to be blessed?
Many Christians like to flaunt their spiritual freedom by disregarding anything that remotely resembles a religious rule or constraint. They feel that since spiritual salvation is a result of God's grace--His unearned, undeserved favor and love--they are not obligated to follow such "legalistic" standards.
When Jesus left the earth and told His followers to take His message throughout the world (Matthew 28:16; Mark 16:15), He was not simply offering a good suggestion; He was issuing a direct command.
Though the ability to love comes from God, people certainly can exercise love for others without knowing God or being devoted to His Word.
Most religions involve people attempting to appease "god" or to attain some kind of enlightenment through rules, rituals and routines.
God is Love. That's one way He describes himself in His Word (4:8).
Jesus gave His life for you. Would you be willing to do the same for Him?
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