I want to go to that uncomfortable place where, even though the world may mock me, I ignore the opinions of others and flee to the feet of my Savior.
If you ever feel like you are doing pretty good with your discipleship because you are better than your neighbor, you picked the wrong standard!
O THAT I could repent! With all my idols part, And to thy gracious eye present A humble, contrite heart; A heart with grief oppressed For having grieved my God, A troubled heart that cannot rest, Till sprinkled with thy blood.
Let us not point the finger at some other city or nation. Let us not exalt ourselves and say that is talking about some other church or individual. Our belief is reflected in our actions (James 2:18). If we are not transforming our lives in thankfulness to the grace of God bestowed upon us, we are no better than these ungrateful and wretched cities.
Preachers have the responsibility to teach all the Bible to God's people. They are like watchmen on the wall to sound warnings, and calls to fight.
Our tender heart may want to help them but sometimes direct confrontation is obviously not what is needed.
Stop saying "Judge not" if you don't know what it means!
Doubt did not prevent Jesus from raising Lazarus or Himself from the dead. It did, however, rob Thomas of joy and fellowship with Christ during parts of these events.
The modern Christian church requires no penitence for fellowship. You can bring your sin right along with you! This idea is obviously foreign to scripture.
Those who are born of the Spirit of God have a sense of their sin and are sick of it. They desire to be healed.