You Reap What You Sow

Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap (Galatians 6:7, ESV). I am amazed at the lack of understanding many professing Christians have concerning the relationship of giving, generosity and the true worship of God. Far too many American Christians have devised a religion of their own making that mixes their own religious ideas with a few passages of Holy Scripture. Many people think that they are worshipping the true God of the Bible when, instead, they have created their own false religion. The test of true religion is found in James 1:27 (ESV): Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to visit orphans and widows in t

Which Life Will You Choose?

23 But [Jesus] turned, and said unto Peter, Get thee behind me, Satan: thou art an offence unto me: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but those that be of men. 24 Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. 25 For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it. (Matthew 16:23-25, KJV) Wow! Those are some strong words by our Lord Jesus. Peter had just uttered some of the most profound words any person has ever spoken when he affirmed that Jesus was the Christ, the Son of the Living God! A few moments later Jesus began to speak of persecutio

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