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Discerning the direction of our thoughts

The direction of our thoughts will determine our destinations. If we take off with the wrong ideas onboard, we may go off course and deviate from God’s narrow path to eternal life. We may even end up on a direct flight straight into destruction. The Bible shows that we need...

Ways we extinguish the Holy Spirit

God is a consuming fire and the Bible records numerous instances where God appeared as fire, including at Pentecost where the Holy Spirit appeared as fire on each of the disciples. Fires, however, can fizzle out on their own or be actively quenched. So it is with the Holy Spirit....

Stay awake and watch the End Times unfold

Jesus has warned us to keep watch for the signs of the End Times (also referred to as the Last Days, the Day of the Lord, or the Last Hour). Just count the number of times Jesus repeatedly said to “stay awake” in Mark 13:32-37. Clearly, this is a significant...

Identifying and cleansing our motives for serving God

Desiring to serve God and do good works in Jesus’ name are certainly noble and commendable desires. Indeed, our faith in Jesus should always result in good deeds. Yet God doesn’t just look at our works, He also looks at our hearts. How can we check our hearts for impure...

Hidden subconscious motives can enslave us to sin

We often don’t consider why we do the things we do, but God does. God’s Word says that He evaluates our motives more than our ways. We can do many things that appear to be good or even excellent to other people, but that will displease our Creator because we...