“And in addition to all this, take up the shield of faith.” (Ephesians 6:16, NIV) The Apostle Paul likens faith to a shield. In ancient warfare, soldiers carried rectangular oblong shields about the size of a door. A combatant could crouch behind it and gain protection for all parts of the body. The shield was a mission-essential piece of armor. In the spiritual realm, faith serves this function—faith activates the power and protection of God in all areas of our lives. Faith is belief and trust in God. It is by faith that you believe Jesus Christ died for your...
If you are serious about experiencing new beginnings for 2022, this article contains four important truths to embrace. If you do, you will be well on your way to seeing God begin some wonderful new things in your walk with Jesus.
All of us have fears. But we don’t have to allow these fears to become life-controlling giants. Make up your mind to deal with them. Select one of the fears that’s really bothering you and take action to defeat it. As you have success by conquering one fear, you’ll start building confidence and momentum to deal with the next fear.
Many questions and a lot of “What ifs?” have been raised by Judas’ decision. How could Judas have followed Jesus for almost three years, heard His teaching, witnessed miracles, and observed Jesus up close—and then choose to betray the Lord?