In 1 Peter 2:11-12 Peter encourages believers, “to abstain from the passions of the flesh, which wage war against your soul” (v. 11). Sometimes the commands New Testament authors give are easy to agree with, but difficult to follow. How do we successfully resist the strongly felt temptations that come our way? Read on
Author Archives: Steve Alt
About Steve AltB.A., Pastoral Ministries Salutatorian (Jimmy Swaggart Bible College), M.A., Predoctoral Studies (Regent University). A member of the Society for Pentecostal Studies, Steve has a burden for the purity of the word of God, longing to see the church return to an apostolic gospel, which includes the experience of signs and wonders wrought by the Holy Spirit. Steve has written full-length teaching manuals for many of the classes he teaches, including Biblical Exegesis and History Makers. His blog can be found at www.revolutingnow.wordpress.com.
Some people have taught that to be a Christian, Jesus only has to be your Savior, not your Lord. I am left wondering, if Jesus is not Lord of those people, then who is? I think experience tells us the answer. If no one else is your Lord, than you are lord of your own life. But affirming that Jesus is Lord is not all that God desires. He wants Jesus to actually exercise Lordship over our lives. Unfortunately, although most Christians deny the false teaching that Jesus does not need to be our Lord, they also fall well short of living as though He is. Read on →
There is a simple principle I have been repeating lately: if you are headed in a certain direction, eventually you will get there. If I am driving on I-95 North, eventually I will arrive in Richmond, then Washington D.C., then Baltimore, and so on. If I want to go to Atlanta, it is not going to happen unless I turn around and go the other way. Very simple, right? Read on →