Questions related to Self-Control vs. Self-Indulgence
Teaching: A Spiritual Gift
the characteristics of a motivational gift
A Christian’s motivational spiritual gift represents what God does in him to shape his perspective on life and motivate his words and actions.
The Dangers of Wrath in the Pulpit
learning to lead like a shepherd
Followers of Christ, including pastors, are not to let anger ferment in their hearts so that they become wrathful and seek vengeance on others. According to Scripture, a man who is an elder or leader in the Church must not be an angry man:
Symptoms of Slothfulness
recognize the development of a sluggard
God knows our hearts, and He warns us to guard them with diligence: “Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life” (Proverbs 4:23).
How Suffering Prepared a Leader
the story of Joseph
How would you respond if your family despised you so much that they arranged for you to be sold to a slave trader? How would you feel if your boss, whom you had faithfully served with impeccable integrity, was quick to believe a lie about you and subsequently have you thrown into jail?
Freedom From Bondage
deliverance from hidden moral failure
Growing up, I had the typical “Leave It to Beaver” family. Mom stayed at home and made sure dinner was on the table at 5:30 when Dad walked through the door. I had one brother, one sister, and everything I could ask for—loving parents, a warm home, and all my needs met.
The Progression of Moral Impurity
nine steps that lead to bondage
Moral freedom is not the right to do what we want, but the power to do what we ought. Moral impurity develops when one violates his conscience and does not resolve the guilt he feels because of his sin.
How to Build Sales Resistance
avoid purchasing overpriced, overrated items
One key to living in financial freedom is the ability to make wise purchases. Consider the following points and ask good questions before you buy something; then you can avoid unwise spending and the regrets that usually follow foolish choices.
Meeting Your Wife’s Seven Basic Needs
loving her as Christ loves the Church
As a husband, it is your responsibility to nurture and cherish your wife, to instruct your wife, and to meet her needs. You are to love your wife as you love yourself.
A woman shares some of the benefits she experienced because God allowed her to suffer with the challenges of loneliness.
The Common Traits of Teachers
learn about the characteristics of those with the spiritual gift of teaching
Following are some traits commonly observed in those who have the motivational spiritual gift of teaching. These traits can be used to benefit others, or they can be misused and cause discord in the Body of Christ.