Seven Rules For Growing Christians

Don’t neglect your prayer time. It is the breath of the soul (Luke 18:1).

Don’t neglect your Bible. It is your sword for conquest, your hammer for construction, your guiding light for dreary days (Revelation 1:3).

Don’t neglect your body. It is the capital on which you are to do business for the rest of your life (1 Corinthians 6:19-20).

Don’t neglect your mind. It is your channel for reaching up to the very thoughts of God (cf. Philippians 4:8).

Don’t neglect your laugh. The Bible teaches that A merry heart doth good like a medicine (Proverbs 17:22).

Don’t neglect your reputation. It is the gold with which you will meet the demands of a complex civilization (Matthew 5:14-16).

Don’t neglect your influence. It will point other people to the living God whom you serve (Proverbs 11:6).

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The Greyhound had been thrashing about in the north Atlantic storm for over a week. Its canvas sails were ripped, and the wood on one side of the ship had been torn away and splintered.

The sailors had little hope of survival, but they manually worked the pumps, trying to keep the vessel afloat. On the eleventh day of the storm, sailor John Newton was too exhausted to pump, so he was tied to the helm and tried to hold the ship to its course. From one o’clock until midnight he was at the helm. Continue reading

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Up With Christ

Christ Was Lifted Up (John 12:32–33). Jesus signified His death on the cross, saying that He would be “lifted up.” That Jesus could foretell the manner in which He would be killed by others proves His willingness to die (John 10:17–18). Continue reading

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