Category Faith

Righteousness And Not Sin Imputed To You

Romans 4:8 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, He counts you righteous in Christ. That is why you are the blessed man to whom the Lord does not […]

Why I Follow Christ

I’ve not seen clearer statistical evidence that fewer Christians die of cancer than non-believers, or that they are immune in greater degree from the diseases that afflict the human race. Some of the kindest, most selfless persons I have known have had more than their share of bad health. The fact that they belong to […]

What is our Centre?

One might think that with the Bible as the centre of Christianity, the unity of Christians could be easily realized. Unfortunately, this has not proved to be true. This inability of Scripture to unify the Lord’s people proves that the letter of the Bible cannot really replace the living Christ as the centre of our […]

Figurative Language

Jesus and some Jews were stood in the temple area and these Jews asked Jesus to show them a sign or a miracle to prove who he was. What Jesus said next was to prove fatal. Jesus said in answer to their question, “Destroy this temple, and I will raise it again in three days.” […]

4 Thoughts

The Grace of Wonder Dear Lord, grant me the grace of wonder. Surprise me, amaze me, awe me in every crevice of your universe. Delight me to see how your Christ plays in ten thousand places. . .to the Father through the features of men’s faces. Each day enrapture me with your marvelous things without […]

Opposition

The religious leaders of His day made life difficult for Him. They challenged His authority (see Matthew 21:23) and tested His teachings (see Matthew 19:3). They also called Him a glutton, winebibber, friend of tax collectors and sinners (see Matthew 11:19), and blasphemer (see Mark 2:7). They said that He was demon-possessed and mad (see […]

The Mystery of Godliness

Without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh (1 Timothy 3:16). Godliness is a mystery! Fail to grasp this fact and you will never understand the nature of godliness. God did not create you to have just an ape-like capacity to imitate God. There would be no mystery in […]

Death to Self

Death to self is the heartfelt desire of all who have experienced the new birth. We desire to see the self-for-others nature of God manifested in everything we do, say, and think. How then does one know when he has truly died to self? It’s easy to think of dying to self in terms of […]

An End to the Common Sense Life

The particular foolishness of the church in the past century was reason above all else. The result has been a faith stripped of the supernatural, the Christianity of tips and techniques. The commonsense life, which, as Oswald Chambers warned, can be the enemy of the supernatural life. Many of the ministries and churches I’ve known […]

Tired of Being for Others?

Now the danger arises of us thinking that we must rush about being not for ourselves but for others. By no means. Just go on being yourself and don’t give a thought about being for others. Just run your own life, accept yourself, be yourself, love yourself! Appreciate that you are a special person, specially […]