A Journal for Bible Teachers

Wanted. Men of Character

Wanted. Men of Character

More than ever before, God is looking for men of character—men who have the maturity, integrity, and ability to lead the people of God. In the lives of those whom God calls to be His ministers, God places a higher priority on what they ARE than on what they can DO. Bible standards have not changed; the fruit produced by a person’s character (Matthew 7:20) is...

Marks of Maturity: Part 5 – Wisdom

Marks of Maturity: Part 5 – Wisdom

How much wisdom do we have? Wisdom is the difference between the mature and the immature. In Proverbs 4:7 we are told to get wisdom because “Wisdom is the principle thing”. Wisdom transforms the simple (or child-like) into a discerning adult. (Luke 2:52) Jesus grew in wisdom which caused him to grow in favor with God and man, and wisdom caused him to...

Marks of Maturity: Part 4 – Character

Marks of Maturity: Part 4 – Character

How Well Do We Handle Painful Delays This again is another vital proof of how dedicated we are to God, and whether or not we are a person of strength. Delays and how we handle them reveal whether we are following God only for what we can get out of Him, or if we are following Him simply because we love Him and desire to do His will. What is your response to God...

Marks of Maturity: Part 3 – Failure & Success

Marks of Maturity: Part 3 – Failure & Success

Dealing with Failure Are you ready to quit when you fail? God Himself looked like a failure when He was upon the cross. Failure is necessary in order to experience the fellowship of Christ’s sufferings. (Philippians 3:10). In times of failure we need that violence of spirit mentioned in Matthew 11:12, that Holy Ghost aggressiveness and determination that...

Marks of Maturity: Part 2 – Time

Marks of Maturity: Part 2 – Time

How well do we manage our time? Have we made Jesus Lord of our time? Time is God’s gift to us. Eternity is not concerned with time, but time is the most valuable thing that God has entrusted to us here on earth. It is a stewardship, and a divine trust! It cannot be bought or borrowed! God will ask us what we have done with our time! We putter away so much...

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