Christian Life and Spiritual Maturity


I Peter 1:6-12
A Life of Great Value
Christians in Combat
Deciding About “Doubtful Things”
Forgiven People Forgive
God’s Wisdom and Living Well in Today’s World
Having Knowledge but Living Badly
Just How Spiritual Am I
On Being Free – 1 Timothy 1:12-16
Our Spiritual Battle
Serving Jesus and Future Rewarding
The Biblical Doctrine of Death


I Peter 1:6-12

Trials are tough. Peter makes an important contribution to the subject of trials and gives valuable insight into navigating the trials found in all lives. Peter helps with the present by looking at the future.


A Life of Great Value

In John 15, Jesus gives the “divine formula” for a life which brings honor to God and joy to us.


Christians in Combat

It is not easy to be a devoted follower of Jesus because aligned against us is the world (culture), the devil and our own flesh. But these foes can be overcome.


Deciding About “Doubtful Things”

What about those things which are culturally related and concerning which the Bible does not speak? How to we decide what to do? 1 Corinthians 9 and Romans 14 give four principles which are good in any time and in any culture.


Forgiven People Forgive

One of Jesus’ most powerful parables, found in Matthew 18, instructs us to forgive others completely. Easier said than done? Not really when we understand how it can be done, and the freedom that comes with cancelling old debts.


God’s Wisdom and Living Well in Today’s World

1 Corinthians 1:18-25 is critical to a Christian worldview.
The core of God’s wisdom is the Cross which seems ridiculous to many; but when the core is in place then a person can live a wonderful, valuable life.


Having Knowledge but Living Badly

1 Corinthians 1:10-17. Being smart and being wise are not the same, and one way that is seen is in our inability to get along with one another.


Just How Spiritual Am I

Our own spiritual condition is often hard to nail down. But the discussion found in Galatians 5:16-24 gives wonderful insight into this most important of subjects.


On Being Free – 1 Timothy 1:12-16

Guilt because of past sins and mistakes plague many believers in Christ. It is a paralyzing feeling. But it can be completely conquered according the Scriptures. The ex-murderer Paul shows us how.


Our Spiritual Battle

We, as followers of Christ, have a brilliant and powerful enemy in Satan. But he has already been defeated by the risen Christ and all that we need to be victorious over him has been provided for us.


Serving Jesus and Future Rewarding

1 Corinthians 9:1-10:7 reveals that narrowing our rights broadens our realm of service of Jesus. To stay “in the game and avoid being “benched” we need to play by the rules


The Biblical Doctrine of Death

Though we normally don’t like to think a lot about death, you can’t really live until you are ready to die. And for the follower of Christ, the subject of death is actually quite uplifting and not a depressing doctrine.