Vigor in Life

“The vigor of our spiritual life will be in exact proportion to the place held by the Bible in our life and thoughts. I solemnly state this from the experience of fifty-four years.
The first three years after conversion I neglected the Word of God. Since I began to search it diligently the blessing has been wonderful.
I have read the Bible through one hundred times, and always with increasing delight. Each time it seems like a new book to me.
Great has been the blessing from consecutive, diligent, daily study. I look upon it as a lost day when I have not had a good time over the Word of God.”
(George Muller)

Anger Management

Stepping Stones to Anger Management
(Developed by Jason Yoder)

  1. Admit that anger is a normal human emotion and that you can and do experience anger
  2. Determine with whom you are angry: a) another person(s), b) yourself, c) God, d) the world
  3. Sort out the issues at work in the situation – Is your anger righteous, self-centered, or some combination?  Even if your emotion of anger is justified, what actions of anger are appropriate?
  4. Deal with the anger appropriately (Ephesians 4:26-27)
  5. Remember who you are and whose you are (Psalm 37:8, 39-40; Romans 12:19, 21)
  6. Thank God for what he is doing to form Christ in you (Galatians 4:19)

More like Jesus

More like Jesus would I be, Let my Savior dwell in me;
Fill my soul with peace and love, make me gentle as a dove;
More like Jesus while I go, pilgrim in this world below;
Poor in spirit would I be; let my Savior dwell in me.

If He hears the raven’s cry, if His ever watchful eye
Marks the sparrows when they fall, surely He will hear my call;
He will teach me how to live, all my sinful thoughts forgive;
Pure in heart I still would be; let my Savior dwell in me.

More like Jesus when I pray, more like Jesus day by day;
May I rest me by His side, where the tranquil waters glide;
Born of Him, through grace renewed, by His love my will subdued,
Rich in faith I still would be; let my Savior dwell in me.

(Fanny J. Crosby)

The Trinity

The Trinity is sometimes referred to as a mystery.  How can God be both three and one?  It is helpful to remember that God is not three in the same way that he is one.  That is, he is three persons in one nature.  The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit are three distinct persons in one nature.  While we cannot fully understand that, we can at least recognize that it is not a logical contradiction.

This is a diagram of the Trinity that was developed by the early church.  It helps to emphasize the equality and the distinction of the members of the Trinity.

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