Good soldiers endure suffering. Expect it. Train for it. Endure it together and become battle ready for the gospel’s sake.
Christianity is generational. Are we taking our ability to influence seriously?
The Apostle Paul provides four portraits of the Christian life to help his young disciple know what this courageous life of power under control looks like. The Teacher, The Good Soldier, The Athlete, and The Hardworking Farmer.
Christians can ignore the incredible riches of the spiritual life we are given by God and never use them for purposes God intended. Rather than embrace the goodness of God in Christ, they heap up for themselves transcendent experiences, clever teachings, gregarious mentors cluttering an authentic spiritual experience with manmade abundance. This is a waste of both our position in Christ, and the richness of His grace and mercy.
The Beauty of Christ’s Death Article by Dennis Call The dust and heat were stifling. The weight we carried was physically and mentally debilitating. The environment was deadly, the danger …