“The Slippery Slope” June 1

 

"The Slippery Slope" - We're never standing still when it comes to the things of God. Either we're growing and becoming more like Christ or we are heading down the slippery slope. But often, like Solomon, we play around with sin, thinking we're too smart to get caught in its snares.We’re never standing still when it comes to the things of God. Either we’re growing and becoming more like Christ or we are heading down the slippery slope. But often, like Solomon, we play around with sin, thinking we’re too smart to get caught in its snares.

 

Today’s Readings:
1 Kings 11 & 12
Psalm 69.5-15
Proverbs 17.20-22
John 12.1-26

 

The Slippery Slope

 

1 Kings 11 & 12:

Our Slippery Slope

 

Once we begin to focus on things other than God, we can easily slide into greater and greater sins. Here we find Solomon taking foreign wives—women who worshiped other gods. He loved them and became sympathetic to their desire to worship their own gods. He was headed down a slippery slope (Rom. 1.18-32). Eventually, he worshiped them, too!

We can easily do the same thing by dating or getting into close relationships with people who aren’t serving God whole-heartedly or at all. We reason that we’ll change them, but most of the time they pull us away from God. Becoming unequally yoked with unbelievers is still forbidden for that reason and others. Continue reading

“Family, Friends & Fanatics” February 22

 

Family, Friends & Fanatics - Has your family ever thought you were crazy? Have they ever accused you of being a fanatic? If so, you're in good company! And what do sacrificed birds and leprosy have to do with your walk with God?Has your family ever thought you were crazy? Have they ever accused you of being a fanatic? If so, you’re in good company!

And what do sacrificed birds and leprosy have to do with your walk with God?

 

Today’s Readings:
Leviticus 14
Psalm 26.1-5
Proverbs 10.6-7
Mark 3.20-35

 

Family, Friends & Fanatics

 

Mark 3.20-35:

Ever been accused of being a fanatic? 

 

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Has your family ever thought you were crazy? Have they ever accused you of being a fanatic? Is so, you’re in good company! Look at verse 21, speaking of Jesus:

“But when His own people heard about this, they went out to lay hold of Him, for they said, ‘He is out of His mind'” (v. 21).

This passage ends with a truth we need to remember when our family criticizes our fanaticism or the fact that God has led us to another church or into a deeper walk with Him.  Continue reading