Sanctification

What your attitude says about the Holy Spirit in you

As a Christian you have the Holy Spirit. But, your general attitude in life is really the true test of how much you are living a Holy-Spirit-filled life. Just look at what the Bible says about the Holy Spirit’s attitude-adjusting work! be filled with the Spirit, addressing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual […]

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 […]

Righteous from the inside out

Someone once said that every sinful action can be traced back to at least one sinful thought. This is merely a rephrasing what our Saviour taught (Mark 7:20-23). The equally true counterpart is that when you can have just thoughts, you would have spared yourself many unjust actions. “The thoughts of the righteous are just” […]

How to change destructive and sinful habits

The Christian life is a life of change. When God saved us, we changed spiritually in a most dramatic way—we transformed from spiritual deadness to spiritual life (Ephesians 2:1-5). Since then, we are changed people (2 Cor 5:17), in a permanent process of change (Phil 2:12-13; Rom 12:2). This continual process of change is a […]

Helping others from what you already know and practise

In the early years of the spread of the Gospel of Jesus Christ many people from very messed up lives came to salvation. Their lives changed. Some of the change happened immediately; some of the change came through a long battle against old habits. But the Truth that they heard produced the change in them. […]

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 […]

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