Death comes to all of us: rich and poor. We need to continually remind ourselves that we were created to enjoy life now, but because of sin we can’t. Finding fulfilment in Christ is the source of joy in this life.
Conversion is a matter of regeneration. It is not “become a better person” or “try not to sin.” It is to be a new created person. It is to come from death to life. That is what a true convert—a true believer—is. We see this
Self-indulgence is a false promise of happiness. So, wherever we have a persistent pattern of self-indulgence, or if we struggle to let go of our idol of brand, we are dealing with is our own unwillingness to let go of a false promised happiness.
Friendships are a big part of any human being. We were created to be relational. The question before us is, what kind of friend are you? Are you a casual, superficial friend—a mere socialiser, or even a destroyer—or are you a friend more loyal than