Kingdom Character: Growing in Joy

2017-11-20T19:00:11+00:00

Joy is something that everyone wants, but most never find true, deep joy. Joy is not only a fruit of the Spirit; it’s also a spiritual power with a force behind it. It’s more than “happiness” (which is fleeting). The true joy of the Lord is sustaining; we find this to be true especially when our circumstances are not ideal, and we can still have joy. Joy in the Kingdom of God Romans 14:17 tells us, “For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking, but of righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.” Let’s break [...]

Kingdom Character: Growing in Joy 2017-11-20T19:00:11+00:00

Kingdom Character: Growing in Peace

2017-11-13T19:00:20+00:00

If you turn on the television or radio or observe social media, much of what you’ll see is trouble, heartache, and fear. Peace is something that people desire to have down deep inside, but it’s not easy to achieve without God. Jesus knew that we would face trouble in this world when He said to His disciples: “These things I have spoken to you, so that in Me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world” (John 16:33). We can count on His peace to sustain and comfort us during difficulties. [...]

Kingdom Character: Growing in Peace 2017-11-13T19:00:20+00:00

Kingdom Character: Growing in Self-Control

2017-11-06T19:00:14+00:00

God wants us to mature in our character to become more like Christ, and self-control is an area that people can get the wrong idea about. When you hear the words, “self-control,” don’t hear, “You have to do it all on your own.” That’s not true. We can’t do everything by our own self-will. The key to self-control is having the will to submit and be surrendered to the Spirit of God. Self-Control in the Bible The Bible mentions self-control often and even shares stories of people who either had or lacked the characteristic. In Titus 1:6-9, being self-controlled and temperate [...]

Kingdom Character: Growing in Self-Control 2017-11-06T19:00:14+00:00