Are You Called To Be A Missionary?

How could you possibly find out if you are being called to be a missionary?Already on Mission? One missionary was asked, “How do I know if God is calling me to be a missionary?” The missionary asked, “Have you already been on mission in your community, at work, and in your family?” If someone has never even once witnessed about Christ, then they may not have that calling at all, or at least yet. Jeremiah described his calling like a fire in his bosom which he could not restrain (Jer 20:9), s … [Read more...]

Jesus Told Us, “You Be Perfect” But How Is That Possible?

Since Jesus said we are to be perfect as our Father is perfect, how is this humanly possible since all sin and fall short of God’s glory?Fallen Mankind The phrase, “No one’s perfect” is absolutely true. The only thing that humans can say that is perfectly true is that, we’re not! The gap between a holy God and sinful man is so far to bridge that it would take an act of God to reconcile us. Of course, that’s what happened on the cross (John 3:16), but why was such a brutal, torturous passion … [Read more...]

What Does Backsliding Mean?

What does backsliding mean? Can a Christian backslide?Backsliding from What? If you or someone else is said to have backslidden, this must mean they had to have slid forward in the first place, so what is backsliding? Some definitions include an occasion on which one backslides, especially in a moral sense, a falling back into sin or error, reverting to old, bad habits or lapsing in religious practices or going back into certain vices from a state of virtue, and even morality, which means … [Read more...]

Why Did Jesus Have To Die On The Cross?

Why did Jesus have to come and die on a cross? Why was this necessary?Why Sin is Deadly The Apostle Paul reminds each of us who think we might be a good person that “None is righteous, no, not one” (Rom 3:10), not you, not me, not anyone! The fact is “no one understands; no one seeks for God” (Rom 3:10), because “All have turned aside; together they have become worthless; no one does good, not even one” (Rom 3:12). Does this offend you? If it does, then you haven’t come to terms with your ow … [Read more...]

How Can I Find Out What My Spiritual Gifts Are?

How can we find out what our spiritual gifts are?Spiritual Gifts For one thing, none of us can boast or brag about our spiritual gifts. That’s what the Corinthian church did and they were chastised for it by the Apostle Paul. There is no room for pride in the gifts of the Spirit. The Apostle Paul sums this thought up nicely, by asking, “What do you have that you did not receive? If then you received it, why do you boast as if you did not receive it” (1st Cor 4:7)? The answer is obviously not … [Read more...]

How Do I Know When God’s Trying To Tell Me Something?

Outside of the Bible, how can you know if God is trying to tell you something?What is Obvious The most obvious place to start with knowing what God is trying to tell you is the Bible, because in the Word of God He reveals His will to you and to me in plain words. We don’t have to guess because we can know. We’re to be giving “thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you” (1st Thess 5:18), and we should “not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by … [Read more...]