The Cost of Christianity, By Tim Ayers

Luke 14:28 speaks of counting the cost. We value things according to what they cost. The greater the cost, the greater the value. What is the cost of Christianity? It cost God His Son (John 3:16; Romans 5:8). It cost Jesus His life (Hebrews 2:9; 1 Peter 2:24). What does it cost us?
There certain costs that every person must count:

  1. 1.    Forsaking all (Luke 14:33)
  2. 2.    Denying ourselves (Matthew 16:24)
  3. 3.    Presenting our bodies a living sacrifice (Romans 12:1)
  4. 4.    A life of working out our own salvation (Philippians 2:12)
  5. 5.    A life of teaching (2 Timothy 2:2)
  6. 6.    A life of suffering (2 Timothy 3:12; Luke 6:26)
  7. 7.    A life of seeking first things first (Matthew 6:33)

Nothing is more valuable than being a Christian. It is worth all the cost, all the time, all the effort we can put into it. Let us “spend and be spent” for the greatest cause of all, the cause of Christ!

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What The Blessed Man Knows, By Gary McDade

The man who is blessed knows that sin grows progressively worse and worse and that the more he is entangled with it the harder it becomes to free himself from its consequences. The Psalmist wrote, “Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in his law doth he meditate day and night” (Psa. 1:1-2). Continue reading “What The Blessed Man Knows, By Gary McDade”

How To Be Useless and Miserable


Be Self-Centered — Bestow all your affection and care upon yourself, seek your own happiness and well-being to the point of unconcern for the needs of others.

Be Demanding Of Others — Tell yourself that others are obligated to you, that it is their duty to be concerned about you and look after your best interest, and make no allowance for the least failure on their part to discharge this duty. Continue reading “How To Be Useless and Miserable”