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The Secret of the Victorious Life

Galatians 3:1-3

Jesus came that we might have life and have it more abundantly. The abundant life is a life of joy, peace, fulfillment, meaning, and victory. However, very few of God’s people experience a quality of life that deserves to be called “abundant.” In fact I would estimate that 90% of the Christian people I know...

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The Church Militant

Galatians 6:9

Bishop Keyes once said, “We need to recover and maintain the balance between ‘red hot evangelism’ and down-to-earth religious education.” The fact is that these two cannot be separated. Evangelism without discipleship is incomplete evangelism. Discipleship without evangelism is incomplete discipleship....

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Today's Devotional

On Faith and Works

One of the common denominators of all world religions except Christianity is that they do not correlate faith and works. In Christianity there is the closest correlation between them. In fact the Bible says, “For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also” (James 2:26).

The Bible is clear: a workless faith is worthless faith. 

Faith and works must be balanced in true religion. Faith in God and commitment to Jesus Christ are foundational. No man becomes a Christian merely by being good. Faith is the soil from which good works must grow. Real Christian faith always brings forth the fruit of good works. The true follower of Christ first believes, then he serves. As Dr. Perry Webb, former pastor of the First Baptist Church of San Antonio, once said, “A religion that does not look out and reach out and help out is washed out.”

Let us then put our faith into action and thus prove to all the world that it is not dead. 

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