The law is an unbearable yoke. (Ac 15:10) Romans The law reveals sin but cannot fix it. (Ro 3:20) If the law worked then faith would be irrelevant. (Ro 4:14) The law brings wrath upon those who follow it. (Ro 4:15) The purpose of the law was to increase sin. (Ro 5:20) Christians are not […]

The primary cause of the [denominational] divisions is the institutionalism and organisationalism of the churches, which, without vivifying the life of the believers in them, smothers or drives it out of the ecclesia, and makes [the churches] merely dead institutions. Christians who really have life in Christ cannot exist within such a corpse and will […]

In her book, Traveling Mercies, Anne Lammott recounts her conversion to Jesus. Things were not going well in her life: addicted to cocaine and alcohol, involved in an affair that produced a child whom she aborted, helplessly watching her best friend die of cancer. During this time, Anne visited a small church periodically. She would […]

Psalm 103:4 Who [the Lord] redeems your life from destruction, who crowns you with lovingkindness and tender mercies, Four women are mentioned in the genealogy of Jesus. (Matthew 1:1–16) Interestingly, they are not Sarah, Rebekah, Leah or Rachel, wives of the patriarchs of the Old Testament. Instead, they are Tamar, Rahab, Ruth and Bathsheba, women […]

“Be imitators of God, therefore as dearly beloved children and live a life of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God”. Ephesians 5:1-2 God can do such a work in us by His Spirit, that all that He asks us to do will […]

Rejoice and be glad, you empty vessel. Be glad that God refuses to honour your self-effort. Be glad of this time of affliction, this time of frustration, this time of fruitlessness, this time of hunger and thirst of your soul. For when you accept yourself as you are, as the “nothing” of an empty vessel, […]

Paul’s teaching to believers focused on a great mystery. To the church in Colossae he wrote of; “…the mystery which has been hidden from the past ages and generations, but has now been manifested to His saints, to whom God willed to make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among […]

Romans 14:17 …the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. If we are supposed to seek first the kingdom of God every day (Matthew 6:33), then we should know what the kingdom of God is in the first place. I used to think that […]

When Thou hast mastered me, Then shall I be victor: When Thou hast enslaved me, Then shall I be free: When Thou hast humbled me, Then shall I be exalted. When Thou hast prostrated me, Then shall I be strong: When Thou hast impoverished me, Then shall I be wealthy: When Thou hast emptied me, […]

The Spirit of God revealed to me the truth of our oneness with Jesus as I had never known it before. As I read, I saw it all! “If we believe not, he abideth faithful.” I looked to Jesus and saw (and when I saw, oh, how joy flowed)! That He had said, “I will […]