Posts tagged with ‘Victory’

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8/13/20 PUTTING CHRIST FIRST BRINGS SATISFACTION THAT LASTS

by Barry Lovett

“The eye is not satisfied with seeing, nor the ear filled with hearing.”  Ecclesiastes 1:8. The world in which we live has many things that appeal to us.  Apart from what is sinful, we can and should enjoy its pleasures.  But these pursuits do not bring full and lasting satisfaction.  In fact, people who live only for self-gratifications, no […]

3/20/20 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, […]

2/28/20 THE MOST DEADLY SINS DO NOT LEAP UPON US – THEY CREEP UP ON US

by Barry Lovett

“Beloved, I beg you …, abstain from fleshly lusts which war against the soul.”  I Peter 2:11. James warned us that sin puts our lives at risk.  It comes disguised as pleasure but leaves us pain.  Sin introduces us to the devastation of separation from God.  It leads to eternal torment if we do not know Christ as Savior, […]

10/14/19 WHEN DOING GOD’S WILL BRINGS PRESSURE, PRESS ON!

by Barry Lovett

“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:13. Few Bible verses have helped God’s people more than this verse.  But just reciting a verse doesn’t ensure victory.  The context of Philippians 4:13 shows that although Paul was a prisoner, he rejoiced and kept a positive outlook.  He received the support of believers and he […]