Posts tagged with ‘Discipline’

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3/30/20 A SHARP TONGUE CAN DULL A CHRISTIAN’S WITNESS

by Barry Lovett

“If anyone among you …does not bridle his tongue…this one’s religion is useless.” James 1:26. In the New Testament James said that even though a person may claim to be religious, if his religion doesn’t change his life it is worthless.  Specifically, if he doesn’t control his tongue, his religion is useless. God doesn’t measure us […]

11/22/19 A SHARP TONGUE CAN DULL A CHRISTIAN’S WITNESS

by Barry Lovett

“If anyone among you …does not bridle his tongue…this one’s religion is useless.” James 1:26. In the New Testament James said that even though a person may claim to be religious, if his religion doesn’t change his life it is worthless.  Specifically, if he doesn’t control his tongue, his religion is useless. God doesn’t measure us […]

11/12/19 IF YOUR CHRISTIAN LIFE IS A DRAG, WORLDLY WEIGHTS MAY BE TO BLAME

by Barry Lovett

“But the fruit of the Spirit is …self-control.” Galatians 5:22-23. As believers in Christ, we are challenged by the author of Hebrews to rid ourselves of every “weight”, and the sin which so easily ensnares us (Hebrews 12:1). This includes anything that encumbers our spiritual effectiveness.  By discipline and self-control, we must shed any habit, practice, […]

8/20/19 KINDNESS THAT WARNS AND RESCUES IS TRUE KINDNESS

by Barry Lovett

“I will judge his house… because his sons made themselves vile, and he did not restrain them.” I Samuel 3:13. Eli let his two sons do pretty much as they pleased.  He rebuked them only after it was too late.  As a result they died.  His was a false kindness.  God, however, is compassionate but not permissive.   He chastens us […]

2/28/19 GOD WANTS YOU TO WATER THE SEED HE’S PLATED IN YOUR HEART

by Barry Lovett

“Keep your heart with all diligence, for out of it spring the issues of life.” Proverbs 4:23. All of us have a secret garden of the heart.  How we tend it will determine what speech and behavior it produces. Guarding what we take into our hearts and monitoring our response will determine what takes root there.  […]