The very same hardships that God designs to grow our faith can also destroy our faith when we grow frustrated. Frustration places us in great spiritual danger because it destroys our faith in God. Frustration tempts us into unbelief, but our unbelief dishonors God and disconnects us from His divine blessing.
Grace that does not transform our lives on the outside and the inside is not the grace of God received through faith in Jesus. It is a weak and worldly “grace” that does not deliver us from sin and death. Give all your body and mind to the worship of God. Leave nothing for yourself, but trust God to give you infinitely more that you can imagine.
If we come to God through our own efforts to be righteous, we will stumble over Jesus Christ and be ruined forever. If we come to God through faith, we will have Jesus Christ as our cornerstone and receive righteousness and life in Him.
No Christian can withstand the assaults of the enemy if he or she refuses to labor in grasping sound doctrine. In this message from I Corinthians 15:20-35, Pastor Ritch shares the hope and reality of our future resurrection, and the urgency of the Apostle Paul’s charge to the church in Corinth to pursue a life of holiness.
We have hope and confidence in the finished work of Jesus for salvation, but the Bible also gives strong admonitions to walk in careful obedience to Christ. In this message, Pastor Ritch teaches from Romans 8:1-4, about the progressive sanctification that occurs in the life of a believer.
In this continuation of last week’s message from Romans 6:15-23, Pastor Ritch explains how we can experience freedom only when we willingly allow Christ to become our master …but cautions that there are two masters seeking control of our life.
A young man inherited some money last month and he was thinking about what to do with it. He looked out at the combines that were reaping the harvest this year. He decided he wanted to experience some of that joy, so he bought a piece of farm land that had lain barren for a… Read more »