What Difference Is Your Faith in Christ Making in Your Life?

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Biblical Inspiration for You to Love the Word of God

By Frank King 

Animated clock holding up a copy of the Word of God

In my personal Bible study, I am currently studying the book of Psalms. One of my favorite psalms is Psalm 119, which also happens to be the longest of the psalms. In it, the psalmist talks about his love for the Word of God.

Actually, the writer of Psalm 119 does not reveal himself. It’s probably assumed by most Christians that David is the author of Psalm 119. One, because many believe David wrote the entire book of Psalms which he did not. Two, because the psalmist seems to love God as David did.

I believe that if anyone needs some inspiration to love the Word of God, she will find serious encouragement in Psalm 119.

But can we love the Word of God in this twenty-first century as the psalmist did in his day? This I ask because the Bible is in such great supply these days. It seems to me that the Bible and the Word of God in other platforms such as preaching, streaming and podcasting are so readily available to us that many may fail to value the Word of God like they should.

Four Reasons You Should Love the Word of God

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Essential Core Beliefs for Living by Faith in God

 

Living by faith is the mandate for Christian living. “For we walk by faith, not by sight” (2 Cor. 5:7). That means our faith in God and not what we see with our eyes should be the basis for living our life.

But although living by faith is the mandate, the faith-based lifestyle is not incidental to being a Christian. We must conscientiously choose to live that way.

Faith in God is a phenomenal thing. “All things are possible to him that believes” (Mark 9:23). Hence, when one’s life is empowered by faith, his life is not merely a function of his race, education, social status, etc. Rather, faith in God opens to him a world of new possibilities.

This reality speaks to the transforming power of the gospel. Those who accept Christ as their Savior and who learn the principles of living by faith are empowered to do all things through Christ who strengthens them. Accordingly, anyone who was once regarded as a loser in life is radically transformed to become a winner through Christ.

THREE ESSENTIAL CORE BELIEFS FOR LIVING BY FAITH

Anyone can claim to have faith in God. But in order to effectively live by faith, one’s faith must be undergirded by these three core beliefs:

1. In the face of opposition, “They that be with us are more than they that be with them” (2 Kings 6:16). At times, the odds against you can seem overwhelming. But if God were to open your eyes to see in the spiritual realm, you would be amazed at what He is up to on your behalf.

Go to: https://frankking.net/2020/02/essential-core-beliefs-for-living-by-faith-in-god/

Why Knowing God and Loving Others Go Hand in Hand

Photo with the Bible quote: "The one who does not love does not know God for God is love"

I wish it were true that everyone you find in church will be a loving person. But that would be so far from the truth. Actually, one of the meanest persons I have ever met is a regular churchgoer who claims to know the Lord.

But knowing God and loving others are mutually inclusive. That is, one can’t exist without the other.

So how do we come to know God? It is not an intellectual process. Simply put, we come to know Him through repenting of our sins and believing on His Son.

Of course, anyone can claim to have accepted Christ as her Savior. Anyone can claim to know the Lord. But one thing that separates true believers from those who are not is that true believers walk in love.

This profound difference between the former and the latter is not happenstance. Rather, it is the result of what happens when true believers place their faith in Christ. Through an operation of the Holy Spirit, they become born again.

WHY WE CAN’T SEPARATE KNOWING GOD FROM LOVING OTHERS

Read more at: https://frankking.net/2020/01/why-knowing-god-and-loving-others-go-hand-in-hand/

Why Knowing God and Loving Others Go Hand in Hand

I wish it were true that everyone you find in church will be a loving person. But that would be so far from the truth. Actually, one of the meanest persons I have ever met is a regular churchgoer who claims to know the Lord.

But knowing God and loving others are mutually inclusive. That is, one can’t exist without the other.

So how do we come to know God? It is not an intellectual process. Simply put, we come to know Him through repenting of our sins and believing on His Son.

Of course, anyone can claim to have accepted Christ as her Savior. Anyone can claim to know the Lord. But one thing that separates true believers from those who are not is that true believers walk in love.

This profound difference between the former and the latter is not happenstance. Rather, it is the result of what happens when true believers place their faith in Christ. Through an operation of the Holy Spirit, they become born again.

WHY WE CAN’T SEPARATE KNOWING GOD FROM LOVING OTHERS

Read the rest at: https://frankking.net/2020/01/why-knowing-god-and-loving-others-go-hand-in-hand/

Why Knowing God and Loving Others Go Hand in Hand

I wish it were true that everyone you find in church will be a loving person. But that would be so far from the truth. Actually, one of the meanest persons I have ever met is a regular churchgoer who claims to know the Lord.

But knowing God and loving others are mutually inclusive. That is, one can’t exist without the other.

So how do we come to know God? It is not an intellectual process. Simply put, we come to know Him through repenting of our sins and believing on His Son.

Of course, anyone can claim to have accepted Christ as her Savior. Anyone can claim to know the Lord. But one thing that separates true believers from those who are not is that true believers walk in love.

This profound difference between the former and the latter is not happenstance. Rather, it is the result of what happens when true believers place their faith in Christ. Through an operation of the Holy Spirit, they become born again.

Why We Can’t Separate Knowing God from Loving Others

Read the rest at: https://frankking.net/2020/01/why-knowing-god-and-loving-others-go-hand-in-hand/

Jesus Christ as Our Great High Priest

The Occasion for Our Great High Priest

1. The problem. The problem was that God cannot personally relate to our human struggles. You say, but wait a minute preacher, God knows all things. Yes, He does. He knows when we are going through what we are going through.

But He can’t personally relate to our human struggles. In other words, God doesn’t/cannot worry; He doesn’t/cannot hunger; He does not/cannot feel human pain; He doesn’t/cannot know defeat; etc.

2. The solution. The only way God could personally experience the human experience is to come down in human flesh and live as a human being and not as God. That’s what took place on that first Christmas Day when Christ was born and dwelt among us.

Consequently, “We have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin” (Heb. 4:15).

Read the whole blog at: https://frankking.net/2020/01/jesus-christ-as-our-great-high-priest/

Three Benefits of Choosing to Walk in the Spirit

In Paul’s writings, he uses the term walk in the Spirit or walk by the Spirit. But what does that mean? It seems like such a cryptic term. Sounds like Christian jargon that we have no idea what it means.

Fortunately, Paul gives us a practical perspective of the term in his letter to the Galatians. He says,

“The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance…” (Galatians 5:22, 23, KJV).

We can’t merely look at someone and tell whether or not he is walking in the Spirit. Even if he faithfully attends a local church each week, that does not mean he is walking in the Spirit. The only infallible evidence is that his life manifests the fruit of the Spirit.

We conclude then that walking in the Spirit refers to a lifestyle that is characterized by the attributes of the fruit of the Spirit mentioned above.

This kind of lifestyle is only possible for those who have been born again AND who allow their life to be led or guided by the Holy Spirit. The point is that walking in the Spirit is not incidental to being a Christian. Rather, it is a lifestyle we must choose to live and commit to living.

Benefits of Choosing to Walk in the Spirit

This subject is important because the Bible calls on us to walk in the Spirit. Let me share three important benefits of doing that.

1. “To be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace” (Romans 8:6, KJV). Even after we become a Christian, we can persist to follow the desires of our flesh. But this verse tells us that those who choose to be carnally minded will experience “death” and not life. That means they will not experience the fullness of life in this life that Christ came that we might have.

There is more at https://frankking.net/2019/12/three-benefits-of-choosing-to-walk-in-the-spirit/

Four Things Jesus Says About a Disciple of Christ

Photo with a quote of what Jesus said to His disciples

“Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit,” Jesus commanded His disciples (Matthew 28:19, NASB). This we refer to as the Great Commission.

This is the most vital work of the Christian church. Of course, the church does other things such as it is a place for worshiping God and for fellowship among believers. But it’s most important work is the Great Commission. Accordingly, we must make sure we understand what Jesus means by a disciple.

I believe we use the term much too loosely today. Even your dictionary defines a disciple as a follower or student of a teacher, leader, or philosopher; or something like that. The key word here is “follower.”

Regularly attending a local Christian church does not make one a disciple of Christ. Even if a person has genuinely repented of her sins and placed her faith in Christ’s death and bodily resurrection, that does not necessarily mean she is a disciple.

Continue: https://frankking.net/2019/11/four-things-jesus-says-about-a-disciple-of-christ/

How You Can “Let Not Your Heart Be Troubled”

~ Frank KIng

https://frankking.net/2019/09/how-you-can-let-not-your-heart-be-troubled/