The Blessings of a Long Battle, part 4

In thinking about this final installment about how God can bring much good out of our protracted struggle with sin, weakness, or a problem, it dawned on me how important it is to see the Big Picture. In some ways this post reiterates truths in part 2 of this series, but also adds important new dimensions toContinue reading “The Blessings of a Long Battle, part 4”

The Blessings of a Long Battle, Part 3

From Jonathan Coe’s website at http://www.openheavensblog.com/. Thank you gracious brother! (I’m so glad you are my friend.) As I look over the last two posts on the blessings of a long battle, I’m reminded of what the Apostle Paul said to the Corinthians about the importance of not being ignorant concerning the schemes of Satan (IIContinue reading “The Blessings of a Long Battle, Part 3”

The Blessings of a Long Battle, part 2

 “Do not fear the conflict, and do not flee from it; where there is no struggle, there is no virtue.”   John of Kronstadt Part 1 of this post highlighted how God can bring good out of a long struggle with a sin, weakness, and/or problem by helping the Christian make the transition from putting their faith in formulas (e.g.,Continue reading “The Blessings of a Long Battle, part 2”

Quotes on Being a Disciple

Christianity without discipleship is always Christianity without Christ. –Dietrich Bonhoeffer Take the words of Jesus and let them become the Supreme Court of the Gospel to you. –John G. Lake Some wish to hear the word of God, others wish to receive it.–Anonymous Understanding is the reward of obedience. Obedience is the key to everyContinue reading “Quotes on Being a Disciple”