Living For Christ Daily

"Then he said to them all: 'If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.'" Luke 9:23



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God's Plan of Salvation
The Bible tells us that it is possible to know for sure that we have eternal life: “I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life” (I John 5:13). read more


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Discipline Yourself
Tomorrow morning, I don't have to decide if I'm going to read God's Word and spend time in prayer to Him. Meeting with the Lord is a discipline long-rooted in my morning routines, and my commitment to it simplifies my spirituality. It's one less decision I have to make, one more spiritual priority well woven into the fabric of my daily life. read article

A Case for Holy Living
Despite many technological advancements, the twenty-first century has entered frighteningly dark waters. Look at the headlines—the threat of global terrorism, the chaos of unthinkable criminal activity, the defilement of pornography, the confusion of gender roles, the future of the economy, the “lostness” of our children, etc., etc. People are helplessly buckled up, strapped in, and holding on to a world careening out of control into a future of even greater fear, confusion, frustration, uncertainty, and isolation. read article


Gospel-Driven Sanctification
Early in my Christian life I heard someone say, "The Bible was not given to increase your knowledge but to guide your conduct." Later I came to realize that this statement was simplistic at best and erroneous at worst. The Bible is far more than a rulebook to follow. It is primarily the message of God's saving grace through Jesus Christ, with everything in Scripture before the cross pointing to God's redemptive work and everything after the cross--including our sanctification--flowing from that work. read article

Choosing A God-Honoring Lifestyle
Many speak out against the lukewarmness and materialism of today's Christians. Much of what they have to say is accurate, but they commonly make two critical mistakes. First, they camp in the Gospels and ignore or brush off the Epistles. Yet the Epistles demonstrate the form that churches took after Christ's death, resurrection, and ascension, and after the Holy Spirit was sent to indwell his people. Since the church was not born until after the Gospels, we must look not only to the Gospels but to the Epistles to draw conclusions about the lifestyles of Christians. read article

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featured topic: bible study

Bible study is a key element to the spiritual growth of a Christian. The Bible is God's written communication to us. Apart from it, we cannot know the Lord or how to live for Him. If you want to grow in your faith in Jesus Christ, then you must read and study the Bible.



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Don't I Deserve to be Happy - 1 Corinthians 4:8-13
The purpose of God’s grace and God’s gifts are not for gloating or self-exaltation. But, here is where we really begin to see how completely out of focus, these believers in Corinth had become. Many of these believers were convinced that they were a successful, mature and wonderful church. They viewed themselves as the standard by which other people and other churches ought to be measured. This self-centered view of the church and Christianity blinded them to how serious of a problem they really had. Brothers and sisters, this problem is not unique to Corinth at all. Our culture is very Corinthian, and Christianity in our culture, is shot through with the same problems that were affecting the version of Christianity that Paul was addressing in this letter. read sermon

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Who is a New Testament Christian?

Christianity is based on the life and teachings of Jesus Christ as recounted in the New Testament. The meaning of the word Christian is “belonging to Christ” (Greek word, christianos). Therefore, a New Testament Christian is a Bible believing follower of Jesus Christ.

“The disciples were called Christians first at Antioch.”
Acts 11:26b


 


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Christian Testimonies
Personal Christian testimonies - testimonies from Christians who share their experience of coming to know Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.
Christian Book Guide
Christian book guide to encourage Christian living. Resources for the soul from Christian authors that value the teaching of the Bible.
Christian Music Guide
Our Christian music guide lists the top bands within each genre. Discography, information, and links.
Sermons
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Bible Study Guide - Old Testament & New Testament
Bible Study is a key element to the spiritual growth of a Christian. On this page, we provide you with Bible study guides to help you as you study God’s Word.
Christian Daily Devotions - Inspiration from God's Word
Christian Daily Devotions from C.H. Spurgeon to encourage Christian faith and spiritual growth. Morning and Evening devotions for Christian Living.
Daily Bible Reading Plan - Read Through The Bible In One Year
Daily Bible Reading Plan - Read from a different category each day of the week - Pslams, Law, OT History, Wisdom, OT Prophecy, NT History and Letters & NT Prophecy.
Bible Study
Bible Study - Resource page consisting of articles and Scripture references to aid in the study and interpretation of the Bible.
God's Attributes
When considering God's attributes, we are to recognize that the true God is the eternal, self-existent and self-sufficient One, the One immeasurably beyond our highest thoughts.
Jesus Christ (Christology)
Jesus Christ is unique - He was truly God and truly man; when He came to earth, He lived without sin; His death was made as a payment for the sins of mankind; He was raised from the dead.
Holy Spirit (Pneumatology)
The Holy Spirit is the third person of the Godhead that works in the life of a Christian; enabling believers to become more like Jesus Christ.
Trinity
The doctrine of the Trinity - There is but one living and true God who exists in three persons: God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit.
Doctrine of Salvation
“Hallelujah! Salvation and glory and power belong to our God” (Revelation 19:1).
Doctrine of Justification
Justification is a judicial act of God pardoning sinners, accepting them as just, and so putting permanently right their previously estranged relationship with himself.
Sanctification
In sanctification, the Holy Spirit "works in you to will and to act" according to God's purpose; what he does is prompt you to "work out your salvation" (i.e., express it in action). (Phil. 2:12-13)
Heaven
Heaven is the Christian's certain hope, a hope that can and should sustain us through life's darkest hours.
Hell
The Bible describes hell as a place of outer darkness, a lake of fire, a place of weeping and gnashing of teeth, a place of eternal separation from the blessings of God, a prison, a place of torment.
Election
The doctrine of election is biblical, but what does Scripture really teach and how do we understand it?
Eternal Security
Advocates of eternal security say that our salvation is secure once it is wrought through faith and that nothing shall separate us from the love of Christ.
Creation
Creation is one of the foundational doctrines of Christianity. In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth (Genesis 1:1).
Church
The church exists to glorify God by leading believers toward maturity through worship, instruction, fellowship and evangelism.
Christian Character
Christian character is developed by studying God's Word, and allowing the Holy Spirit to work in our lives to defeat sin and put on Christ-like qualities.
Evangelism
Evangelism is sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ with those who do not believe, calling them to repent of their sins and become followers of Jesus. The Great Commission (Matthew 28:19-20).
Fasting
Fasting is consecration to God which sets me apart to God so alone, so singlely in a spiritual struggle that there’s no need for food.
Biblical Fellowship
Biblical fellowship is both vertical and horizontal. When we are saved, we are brought into fellowship not only with God, but with all others who share this same salvation in Christ.
Christian Marriage
Marriage is the deepest, most meaningful relationship a person can have (outside of one with God).
Money (Stewardship)
The way you worship with your money and your possessions is to get them and use them and lose them in a way that shows how much you treasure God - not money.
Prayer
Prayer is conversation with God. We present our requests and petitions to our Father; praying that His will be done.
Sexual Purity
Honor God by living in sexual purity. If you do, you'll experience his blessing and rewards not only today, tomorrow, and ten years from now, but throughout eternity.
Sin
Putting sin to death requires studying and applying the Word of God and relying on the strength of the Holy Spirit.
Christian Apologetics
Christian apologetics is that branch of theology that is concerned with defending or proving the truth of Christian doctrines.
Article Directory
Topical index of Christian articles. Including Apologetics, Assurance, Creation, Evangelism, God, Heaven, Holy Spirit, Jesus, Justification, Salvation, Sanctification, Trinity....
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Christian Video
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New Testament Christian - Statement Of Faith
Statement of Faith - What we believe about the Bible, God, People, Church, and Government.
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Saving faith is the heartfelt conviction not only that Christ is reliable, but also that He is desirable. It is the confidence that He will come through with His promises and that what He promises is more to be desired than all the world - John Piper

The kingdom of God belongs to the spiritually destitute. All who are genuinely saved have realized their own spiritual bankruptcy; thus they knew they could not enter based on any worth of their own. In the final analysis, the kingdom belongs to everyone who has been, like the tax collector in Jesus' parable, "even unwilling to lift up his eyes to heaven, but was beating his breast, saying, 'God, be merciful to me, the sinner!" (Luke 18:13) - John MacArthur

The man who has God for his treasure has all things in One. Many ordinary treasures may be denied him, or if he is allowed to have them, the enjoyment of them will be so tempered that they will never be necessary to his happiness. Or if he must see them go, one after one, he will scarcely feel a sense of loss, for having the Source of all things he has in One all satisfaction, all pleasure, all delight. Whatever he may lose he has actually lost nothing, for he now has it all in One, and he has it purely, legitimately and forever - A.W. Tozer

Let us be exhorted to exalt God alone, and ascribe to him all the glory of redemption. Let us endeavour to obtain, and increase in, a sensibleness of our great dependence on God, to have our eye to him alone, to mortify a self-dependent and self-righteous disposition. Man is naturally exceeding prone to exalt himself, and depend on his own power or goodness; as though from himself he must expect happiness. He is prone to have respect to enjoyments alien from God and his Spirit, as those in which happiness is to be found.-- But this doctrine should teach us to exalt God alone; as by trust and reliance, so by praise. Let him that glorieth, glory in the Lord - Jonathan Edwards