Empowered to change

Leon Fontaine Devoted

You can identify them by their fruit, that is, by the way they act. Matthew 7:16 (NLT) You can’t fake what’s in your heart. Most behaviour comes from heart beliefs. The Bible says you’ll know someone’s heart by their fruits, their behaviour. Now, you’re not supposed to be judging other people’s hearts; you’re supposed to use that test on yourself. So, how can you know what’s in your heart? Check your behaviour. If the behaviour isn’t coming from something you …

Seasons of growth

Leon Fontaine Devoted

Then we will no longer be immature like children. We won’t be tossed and blown about by every wind of new teaching. We will not be influenced when people try to trick us with lies so clever they sound like the truth. Instead, we will speak the truth in love, growing in every way more and more like Christ, who is the head of his body, the church. Ephesians 4:14–15 (NLT) When you were a baby, your parents looked a …

Not in your strength

Leon Fontaine Devoted

[Not in your own strength] for it is God Who is all the while effectually at work in you [energizing and creating in you the power and desire], both to will and to work for His good pleasure and satisfaction and delight. Philippians 2:13 (AMPC) Over the past few days we’ve been talking about how we need to work out our own salvation. We are made right with God the moment we give our lives to Christ, and there’s nothing …