Posts tagged with ‘Commitment’

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8/24/21 DON’T BE A CHRISTIAN IN NAME ONLY

by Barry Lovett

“The disciples were first called Christians in Antioch” Acts 11:26 We who follow Christ bear His name.  In the first century the term Christian had a certain appropriateness, for it implied loyalty and acceptance of a person, and that person was the Messiah, Jesus Christ.  The true modern use of the word follows the same tradition. The Christian is one […]

7/21/21 CHRIST DESERVES FULL-TIME FOLLOWERS

by Barry Lovett

“Behold, your King is coming, sitting on a donkey’s colt.” John 12:15 We are sometimes like the fickle crowds who cheered for Jesus on Palm Sunday and jeered Him on Good Friday.  We love to cheer for a team that’s winning, but our interest wanes when they start losing. We love following Jesus when He is doing […]

3/4/21 PROSPERITY MAY BE A GREATER TEST OF CHARACTER THAN POVERTY

by Barry Lovett

“Beware, lest you forget the Lord who brought you out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage.”  Deuteronomy 6:12 Life looks rosy to many people.  Their work is fulfilling. The house doesn’t need repair.  Their bank account shows a surplus.  Family members are enjoying good health. Friends are loyal.  Good times, however, can be dangerous.  The comforts and […]

2/27/20 AS FOLLOWERS OF CHRIST WE ARE CITIZENS OF HEAVEN

by Barry Lovett

“Our citizenship is in heaven.” Philippians 3:20. Christians have a dual citizenship.  We are citizens of this world, and as followers of Christ we are also citizens of heaven. We have all the rights and privileges that accompany being a child of God.  He is not only our heavenly Father but our King, and our first loyalty […]