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Out of the Mouth of Babes: What Children Teach Us about Christian Living

Spiritual growth and development is important to the Christian life. If one is to live successfully as a part of the Kingdom of God, continual education and insight is mandatory. The Church has leaders such as pastors, ministers, priests, deacons, and laymen who aid others in their spiritual growth. However, we can often miss one group who can teach many truths about the Kingdom of God; that is, children. 1. Become as Children In His own words, Jesus stated that we were to model the behavior of children if we want to enter into the Kingdom of God. He stated, And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. (Matthew 18:3) Jesus' statement has nothing to do with becoming childlike in our understanding and insight, but with our attitude and approach to our journey as members of His Kingdom. Hence, to follow His words, we discover three lessons children teach us about the Kingdom of God. 2.

Growing in Christian Discipleship: 5 Steps to Christian Maturity

Growth is a natural part of life. Humans, plants, animals, and all manner of species from the time of conception until death experience growth in some form. As Christians, we are instructed through the writings of the apostles to grow But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen. 2 Peter 3:18 (KJV) This challenge to grow is a noble concept in the hearts of many Christians; however, many are frustrated in their pursuit of personal growth in their faith and in their walk with Christ. Personal growth can be challenging and rewarding. It is an ongoing process in the life of the Christian. To rise to the challenge, the Christian has to overcome faulty self-perception, the opinions of others, and the lies that the enemy may bring to the mind. In this post, we want to offer five practical steps that Christians can employ to stimulate personal growth in their lives and in their walk with Christ. Fear the Lord. In t

Exposing the Deception Called Doubt: An Unseen Adversary of the Christian

When we consider the word, "deception," oftentimes false doctrines and cult leaders enter into the mind. As Christians, we are taught to be on guard against deception. Thus, we have watchful eyes as it pertains to biblical teachings and self-proclaimed ministers and miracle workers. However, there is a type of deception that many Christians are submitting to consistently; that is, the deception of doubt. It is one of the main reasons why we doubt the promises of God.           If you ask your average Christian, they will tell you that they are not deceived. This assertion is based solely upon their belief system and possibly their denominational affiliation. Yet, when a Christian fails to believe God and what He has said in His word, they are deceived. The devil is the father of lies. Nothing that he says in rooted in truth. Even when he uses the truth, it is twisted that the plan of God will be thwarted. He used the scriptures during Christ's temptation in the wildernes