How to Become a Christian

1. You must believe that you are a sinner, and you cannot save yourself. “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.” Romans 3:23 “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us….If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.” 1 John 1:8,10 “But no man can tame the tongue. It is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison.” James 3:8 2. What happens if…

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“Bodily Exercise Profiteth Little”

“Bodily exercise profiteth little”. We’ve probably all heard this quote from 1 Timothy 4:8 at one time or another. Some quote it to give them license to sit around. Others retranslate it to say “bodily exercise profits for a little time”. Both take the fragment of verse out of context. As you read the following quote, notice the entire context. “But refuse profane and old wives’ fables, and exercise thyself rather unto godliness. For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life…

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The Guaranteed Christian Success Formula

If you’re like me, you’ve heard of, or read of, various plans for success in the Christian life. Some are embodied in how-to books. Others come from biographies of great Christian men. Still others come from pastors, professors, and men with Ph.D’s. Many challenge you to hours of prayer. Or reading through the Bible and/or memorizing large portions of it. Or winning souls for Christ. Or living a life of service to others. And of course, there’s the advice given to new Christians: “Read your Bible, pray, witness to others…

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