What is God's advice about how to develop patience and resilience?

The New Testament words for patience include the thoughts of cheerful endurance, waiting, perseverance, resilience, and steadfastness. Romans 5:3-4 connects suffering to patience:  “we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces patience (endurance),  and patience (endurance) produces character, and character produces hope”. Therefore, enduring and persevering through trials develops our characters. We are to […]

May 14th, 2019|Christian Character and Conduct|

In the parable of the talents (Matthew 25, verses 14-30), why are two servants praised?

The parable of the talents illustrates the individual responsibility of every Christian to serve God. Christian living is much more than saying, “I accept Jesus.” We are to demonstrate our salvation by service through our works. (James 2:17-26). Remember that Jesus, himself, was called a servant. (See Matthew 12:18; Acts 3:13, 26; Acts 4:27, 30.) […]

What does "poor in spirit" mean in Matthew 5:3?

“Blessed are the poor in spirit (humble-minded) for theirs is the Kingdom of heaven.” 

The Greek word translated “poor” has the significance of utter destitution, extreme poverty. Thus, a full appreciation of our own spiritual destitution is essential in order to receive the divine grace provided by Jesus, our Lord. And not only must our poverty […]

Recently my mates were promoted but I was unjustly denied for no reason that I know. As a Christian how do I deal with the situation?

As Christians, we have the assurance that “all thing are working together for our good.” (Romans 8: 28)  Therefore we must “with faith” endure whatever circumstances the Lord permits us to experience. We have His word that He knows and will provide the things needful. 

The way we respond to injustices could help us to learn […]

April 10th, 2019|Christian Character and Conduct|

Is laziness is a sin? Please, yes or no.

"Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap," Galatians 6:7. If no one interferes with God's law, the person refusing to work will have bad consequences. The natural consequences will motivate that person to work. 

Many good-hearted Christians think it’s loving to rescue someone from problems. […]

Does obeying Jesus mean keeping the Law?

Galatians 5:18, 1, “But when you are directed by the Spirit, you are not under obligation to the law of Moses…So Christ has truly set us free. Now make sure that you stay free, and don't get tied up again in slavery to the law.” (NLT)​

Salvation is through Jesus. It is not based on works. […]

In our daily lives, how does a mature Christian behave?

SOME Christian writer has well said: "Wherever there has been a faithful following of the Lord in a consecrated heart, several things have sooner or later inevitably followed. Meekness and quietness of spirit become in time the characteristics of daily life. A submissive acceptance of the will of God, as it comes in the hourly […]

March 18th, 2019|Christian Character and Conduct|

How should a Christian respond to childlessness?

This is a very heartbreaking situation, which grieves our souls. Jesus, Himself, sacrificed marriage and children in order to fulfill His ministry. God’s will for Jesus was to die as the ransom price for Adam. He was to remain unmarried without natural children. Surely, when He had little children on His knee, He experienced the […]

How can I grow in the spirit and bear the fruit of the Holy Spirit?

Growth in the spirit results from obedience. 1 Samuel 15:22 (NASB), “Samuel said, ‘Has the LORD as much delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices as in obeying the voice of the LORD? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, And to heed than the fat of rams.’” ​

What things should Christians do to obey? “Then he […]

February 23rd, 2019|Christian Character and Conduct|

Should a woman chastise a man?

If by chastise, punishment is meant, the simple and blunt answer is No! We are not to chastise our brethren since we are not their parent. Only the Lord, our mutual Father, has the right and responsibility to chastise a brother or a sister.

But we assume, the questioner means should a woman bring a wrong-doing […]

February 22nd, 2019|Christian Character and Conduct, Marriage|