To the things which the early church DID possess. When it was very young, the church had an experience. We place that first above all else. ”The Primitive Church had no New Testament, no thought-out theology, no stereotyped traditions. The men who took Christ to the Gentile world had received no formal or professional training, […]

A Disciple of Jesus Christ. In 1980 a young man from Rwanda was forced by his tribe to either renounce Christ or face certain death. He refused to renounce Christ, and he was killed on the spot. The night before he had written the following commitment which was found in his room: “I’m part of […]

The Holy Spirit teaches both by revelation and experience. The revelation can be instant and direct, without being transmitted by any formal “teaching.” We say, “Oh, I see.” The Spirit then uses seen and temporal experiences to work that revelation into us. The revelation gets established in us through personal experience. Some people have a […]

Inability to Unify One might think that, with the Bible as the center of Christianity, the unity of Christians could be easily realized. But unfortunately this has not proved true, though we can consider it fortunate indeed that, as this inability to unify proves, the letter of the Bible cannot really replace the living Christ […]

I asked God for strength, that I might achieve, I was made weak, that I might learn to humbly trust… I asked for health that I might do greater things, I was given infirmity, that I might do better things… I asked riches, that I might be happy, I was given poverty, that I might […]

Romans 4:6, 8 Just as David also describes the blessedness of the man to whom God imputes 1righteousness apart from works: 8 Blessed is the man to whom the LORD shall not impute sin.” You are blessed today because all your sins are forgiven in Christ. God does not count your sins against you. Instead, […]

I discovered why Christian service had been killing me. I already knew about the Holy Spirit; in fact, I had taught lectures about His ministry in our lives. But I always associated Him with power: giving me power to share Christ, power to understand the Bible, power to teach, power to serve. Of course, there […]

Deep inside every man there is a private sanctum where dwells the mysterious essence of his being. This far-in reality is that in the man which is what it is of itself without reference to any other part of the man’s complex nature. It is the man’s “I Am,” a gift from the I AM […]

Belief provides answers to people’s questions, so as to find assurance and provide a solution; so as to fashion for themselves a system of beliefs. Faith is not to supply us with explanation, but to get us to listen to God’s questions. Belief talks and talks, it wallows in words, it takes the initiative to […]

Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn’t serve the world. There is […]