Category: Personal reminders

Pastor Jesse Gistand on God-enabled Faithfulness, Commitment, Obedience, Self-Denial, and Focus

Note: The following is a relatively short excerpt from his May 14, 2016 study titled “Men’s Theology – Leadership Class – Part 5.” For the full audio, please click here or visit: http://www.grace-bible.com/sermons/sermon/2016-05-14/mens-theology-leadership-class-part-5-2016. I cannot stress enough how much I would encourage everyone to listen to it in its entirety. The study speaks volumes concerning…

The Problem Of “Relying On God” Too Much

Introduction Okay, let’s face it, there is absolutely no problem with relying upon God and there is absolutely no such thing as relying upon Him “too much.” The more we cast ourselves upon Him, as He enables, the better off we will be… period. Consider, 1 Peter 5:6-7 “Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand…

The True Nature Of Agapē Love: How Love & Obedience Are One And The Same

The True Nature Of Agapē Love How Love & Obedience Are One And The Same -or- How Agapē Love Literally Is God-Wrought Obedience To God’s Extant Law Introduction The following is one of the most important doctrines that I have researched/written about, concerning the Christian’s walk before God in light of their justified state. Why is it so…

The Importance of Prolepsis In Biblical Discourse or Teaching

Anyone can simply opine/assert. To truly edify, we must thoroughly back things up with Scripture; not just one or two passages but as many as necessary to provide an accurate, holistic picture; not just posting passages out of context but applying proper exegesis and exposition to bring home the relevance of whatever we are sharing.…

“Trust Your Heart!” Is The Advice Of Fools….

“Trust Your Heart!” Is The Advice Of Fools…. Many encourage others to trust not God, nor the Bible, nor men, nor even their own mind, but to “trust their heart” — this is great deception, even strong delusion, and only sin, wrath, and eternal damnation result from such madness (unless God steps in and turns…