Posts tagged with ‘Discipline’

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9/13/21 THE BEST PREPARATION FOR TOMORROW IS THE RIGHT USE OF TODAY

by Barry Lovett

“If anyone cleanses himself from [dishonor], he will be a vessel for honor, …prepared for every good work.”  II Timothy 2:19-26.  We are called to always be preparing.  A heart dedicated to God must be prepared to serve him. (I Sam. 7:3) We are to be prepared to do good works, (II Tim. 2:21) and to defend scriptural […]

9/1/20 TO PLEASE THE LORD, STAY UNTANGLED FROM THE WORLD

by Barry Lovett

“No one engaged in warfare entangles himself with the affairs of this life.” II Timothy 2:4. There are many attractive things in our world that are so easy to get entangled with – hobbies, sports, TV, computer games. Facebook. These may start off as “refueling” activities, but later they can take up so much of […]

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, […]