Godliness

A Quick Checklist of Godliness

Ready for work, dressed, teeth brushed, hair done, lunch packed – Checklists! Be they mental habits or studiously marked on an app, checklists keep us from becoming the common fool. Scripture is filled with lists to keep our souls from common sins. Titus 3:1-2 has a brief checklist of godliness to guide and evaluate your […]

What is God doing through the coronavirus? Part 4

Here is a summary of a little book worth reading. It is entitled Coronavirus and Christ and is written by John Piper. You can access it here: “What is God doing through the coronavirus?” While John Piper does not claim these answers to be exhaustive, it is a reminder to us that God is at […]

Your Christian rights and responsibilities

The world thrives on a sense of personal rights. We expect things from others, and get upset when our expectations are not met by them. When we are hurt by another, we retaliate in silence, bitterness, anger, or legal action because we sense the right to be recompensed for the hurt we suffered. Yet, throughout […]

What your behaviour says about the Holy Spirit in you

At the new birth, God gives His Holy Spirit to you. You are spiritually baptised into the Holy Spirit meaning that you have been added to the Church and that your ministry to the saints will now bear fruit (1 Cor 12:13). The gift of the Holy Spirit and the baptism of the Holy Spirit […]

A clear conscience after a day with unbelievers

Is it possible to have a clear conscience after every interaction that you have with unbelievers? What about the ones who demonstrated their sinful side to you today? What about the ones who did you harm today? What about the ones who were short-tempered, incompetent, and unfriendly today? Is it even possible to end every […]

Daily Godliness – Meditate on God’s Word

As Christians we long to be godly, but becoming godly is hard work. We need daily godliness exercises. Thankfully the Scriptures are filled with “daily” verses. Perhaps there is no better place to start, than with the following three verses and the daily godliness practice that they have in common. Joshua 1:8 This Book of […]

Expectations of Biblical Counselling

People come for secular and pastoral counselling with all kinds of expectations. Some expect nothing really, except perhaps a mystical fix to all their problems. Others expect a listening ear—and clearly nothing more. Then there are always those who, like Nebuchadnezzar, expect the counsellor to “just know” what the problem is. On the other side […]

Perfect godliness

It it is a much repeated and intuitively evident reality that “Nobody is perfect!” and we are all “just human”. We sometimes appeal to that reality as a justification for our rather-less-than-perfect actions and attitudes. Instead those, Jesus used that reality to motivate us to be perfect in our personal godliness. In Matthew 5:43-48 Jesus […]

Transforming worldly desires into will of God desires

Worldliness is often defined in terms of a list of actions. And certainly every Christian would agree that the activities of adultery, bribery, lying, murder, and the like are not fitting for citizens of heaven who still walk this world. But the definition of worldliness lies deeper than just the actions. Worldliness is defined by […]

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