“God made us: invented us as a man invents an engine. A car is made to run on gasoline, and it would not run properly on anything else. Now God designed the human machine to run on Himself. He Himself is the fuel our spirits were designed to burn, or the food our spirits were […]

I heard of one who had been an earnest Christian, and who spoke about the “cruel” thought of separation and death. But you do not think that, do you? What are we to think of separation and death? This: death was the path to glory for Christ. For the joy set before Him He endured […]

I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. Philippians 3:14 In his book, What Smart People Do When Dumb Things Happen at Work, Charles E. Watson describes the huge icebergs off the coast of Labrador. They tower hundreds of feet into the air. Sailors have frequently been […]

Speaking on the first few verses of Romans six. . . Whether we behave or misbehave, we are dead from start to finish but for Him. Unchanging, unswerving, He goes on being our resurrection, the one centre at which our sins are always forgiven. . . . Only an idiot, the Apostle says, could ever […]

“Who is to blame for poverty? That is possibly an unhelpful question, so put it in a God-centred way. Who is responsible for poverty? And the God answer is: “I am, you are, we are.” This is the “cross” solution: a unilateral acceptance that God has given us a challenge and a gift, and by […]

Christianity does not join people together. No, it separates them, in order to unite every single individual with God. And when a person has become such that he can belong to God and to God alone, he has died away from that which usually joins people together. Every call from God is always addressed to […]

Why do the people of our church always end most prayers with a plea for the forgiveness of their sins, even the ones they don’t remember? I wonder if the Holy Spirit revealed to them that they were sinning? Let’s try an experiment. Let’s not ask for forgiveness anymore, unless the Holy Spirit convicts us. […]

From New Age to Jesus. That was a relief because I didn’t have to save myself any longer. From law to grace. That was indeed a tremendous relief. From the idea that God was stingy, to seeing His generosity. Boy, that was a relief. When I grasped that even sanctification wasn’t a work of mine, […]

Adaptation of Romans 2:17-29. To whom it may concern, You who are called a Christian, and rest on your Bible, and make your boast in God, and know His will, and approve the things that are excellent, being instructed out of that book, and are confident that you yourself are a guide to the blind, […]

Romans 8:33 Who shall bring a charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies. Like I once did, some folks see God as a judge who has exacting demands on people. When they fall short of some standard or when things go wrong in their lives, they think that God is judging them. The […]