The law presupposes the separate self to obey it. The fact that we see the law outside us as something we have to attain to, something which we are not now but should or ought to be, is our perpetual admission that we are lawbreakers and in separation from God. In this separation, we can […]

Something Beyond Christianity seems at first to be all about morality, all about duties and rules and guilt and virtue, yet it leads you on, out of all that, into something beyond. One has a glimpse of a country where they do not talk of those things, except perhaps as a joke. Every one there […]

1 Corinthians 1:31 … “He who glories, let him glory in the Lord.” If someone asks you, “What must I do to inherit eternal life?” you would probably tell him, “Believe in the Lord Jesus and you will be saved,” wouldn’t you? Well, a rich, young ruler asked Jesus the same question, but instead of […]

Two men who God led to change the world. Matthew 3:1, ‘In those days came John the Baptist, preaching in the wilderness of Judaea.’ Mt 3:1-12; Mr 1:1-8; Lu 3:1-18 These scriptures record the ministry of John the Baptist. He spent thirty years in the deserts of Judaea preparing for this ministry. Then it only […]

Ministry, is about redeeming more than it is condemning. It’s not about perfection; it’s about our intimacy with God, or our connection, our relationship with God. Once we get through that, once we realize that we can be imperfect, flawed, broken; those kinds of things are the ingredients of spirituality. Accepting the reality of our […]

By Jim Parker Ge 15:6 And he believed in the LORD, and He accounted it to him for righteousness. Righteousness, what it isn’t. It isn’t what my two dictionaries say it is, ‘morality, adhering to moral principles’, or ‘morally right, very good’. Abraham’s life informs us that Abraham was not morally upright. If it was […]

The body of Christ is thirsty; almost dehydrated from not knowing where to find the living water that Jesus refers to when speaking to the woman at the well. When he tells her he has water she may drink of and never thirst again, she immediately says; but … “I do this or that” “but […]

Isa 61:3 To console those who mourn in Zion, To give them beauty for ashes, The oil of joy for mourning, The garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; That they may be called trees of righteousness, The planting of the LORD, that He may be glorified.” As believers in the Lord Jesus, we […]

I am a leader doing the Lord’s work, and recently have run into an issue that I thought perhaps somebody could help me with. Perhaps this has even happened to you, so maybe you could offer some advice. A young man began to really stir up trouble around my ministry. He seems like a nice […]

We have been looking together at this “mystery hid from ages and generations, but now made manifest which is Christ in you”; but we have said nothing, except by implication, of the one way, the one Bible way, of experiencing this union with Him. Nothing could be simpler, of course it could not, because we […]