Month: June 2017

Victory over the flesh

The Ability to Gain the Victory over the Fallen Nature, the Flesh. This article is gleaned from a current study in the book of Romans, focusing closely upon Romans 8:13-14. The Christian has two natures abiding, 1) the old man that loves its own deceitful lusts and comforts and evils (Eph 4:22; Gal 5:19-21; 1 John 2:15-16), always warring against the things of Christ (Gal 5:17; Rom 7:23); and 2) the new man that “after God is created in righteousness and true holiness” (Eph 4:24; 2 Cor 5:17). The “old man,” is our old Adamic nature inherited from the...

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Why There Are Afflictions in the Christian’s Life

Why There Are Afflictions in the Christian’s Life Following are some insights gleaned from a recent study given in our Sunday School lesson from the first part of Romans chapter five. Romans 5:1-5 Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: 2 By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. 3 And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience; 4 And patience, experience; and experience, hope: 5 And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed...

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Thankfulness-Without It the Christian Fails

By Dr. Terry Coomer I recently shared with our families at Hope Baptist Church how important thankfulness is in our lives. We receive hundreds of emails and phone calls a month from people asking for help through Hope Biblical Counseling Center. Almost all of the people have very serious issues and are in destruction mode in their lives. There are many factors to the destruction people do in their lives and to others around them. However, one very important issue is not learning how to use the tools God has given them or knowing the tools and not using...

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