God sought “true worshipers [who would] worship the Father in spirit and truth” because “God is Spirit” (John 4:23-24, NKJV). The connection with God must be made in the spiritual domain. Accordingly, we must be born of the spirit (John 4:24).
The spiritual realm is our new environment and we must grow daily and learn an entirely new world. God’s Word is the only way we’ll learn what we need to know to live there (2 Timothy 3:16-17). Continue reading “Born of the Spirit, walk in the Spirit”
The idiom “Nature abhors a vacuum” expresses the idea that unfilled spaces in nature will be filled with something. Spiritually, there is no difference. We will either live a spiritual or a fleshly life.
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The room was brightly lit with white walls. Yet, two spots were more vivid than anything else. Damage to the paint had allowed old blue wallpaper to shine through the paint. The old had overcome the new and was obscuring the beauty of the space.
As Christians, we’re supposed to be transformed by the gospel (Romans 12:1-2). Our thinking, behavior and perceptions must be trained by the Word of God, so we can glorify Christ (Ephesians 3:20-4:1). Continue reading “When the old bleeds through”
Will we follow the flesh or walk in the spirit? Continue reading Building spiritual maturity