The Christian Dispersion

Acts 8:4, Now those who were scattered went about preaching the Word. At this time in Acts, the early Church had grown immensely. After Pentecost, they went from barely any believers to over 3,000 believers who gathered regularly for worship. Things were going well for these early Christians—the apostles were healing and performing other miracles, there…

God Hears You

Psalm 88:2, Let my prayer come before You; incline Your ear to my cry! Sometimes we know exactly what to say when we pray. We’ll ask God to protect someone we love, heal their illness, protection for ourselves, to look over our financial situation, whatever it may be. Other times, we may be at a loss…

Staying Tuned to God’s Word

Matthew 11:15, “He who has ears, let him hear.” When one does not adhere to God’s Word and abide in Christ, they will tell Christians many lies that belong to their pagan worldview. They tell us abortion is okay because it’s the woman’s body, ignoring the other body inside her. Autonomy becomes sacred. Almost all sexual…

Christian Youth: Purity (Conclusion)

1 Timothy 4:12, “Let no one look down on your youthfulness, but rather in speech, conduct, love, faith and purity, show yourself an example of those who believe.” The last characteristic Paul says to represent as a young Christian is purity. Prior to this, he wrote in 1 Timothy 1:5, “The aim of our charge is love that…

Christian Love: Faith

1 Timothy 4:12, “Let no one look down on your youthfulness, but rather in speech, conduct, love, faith and purity, show yourself an example of those who believe.” Some would say the main difference between Christians and unbelievers is that Christians have faith whereas atheists have logic, but everyone has faith in something. Not only is…

Christian Youth: Conduct

1 Timothy 4:12, “Let no one look down on your youthfulness, but rather in speech, conduct, love, faith and purity, show yourself an example of those who believe.” Conduct is our next example for Christian youth. Other translations say “life,” but that’s far too ambiguous. “Conduct” is closer to the Greek. It is easy to say,…

Christian Youth: Speech

1 Timothy 4:12, “Let no one look down on your youthfulness, but rather in speech, conduct, love, faith and purity, show yourself an example of those who believe.” The first example Paul gives is speech. Now, don’t get ahead of yourself and think this means you get to say whatever you want. You still have to…