Category Grace

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 […]

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 […]

God is Faithful.

1Co 1:9 God is faithful, by whom ye were called unto the fellowship of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord. A promise full stop. Our whole Christianity is secured on this one promise; it is where our faith rests, it is our guarantee, it is our legacy. We are called ‘unto the Church of God’, […]

Them and Us

Gathered in an office prior to setting off on that day’s march, and Martin Luther King spoke to this little group of intimate friends who were marching alongside him on this campaign. He told them, in effect, that he was uneasy because he sensed that they had begun to let the strain get to them. […]

The Matchless Discovery

Each individual will make a matchless discovery. He will be able to cease from constantly scrutinizing the other person, judging him, condemning him, putting him in his particular place where he can gain ascendancy over him and thus doing violence to him as a person. Now he can allow the brother to exist as a […]

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 […]

The Gift of No Condemnation

John 8:11 “Neither do I condemn you; go and sin no more.” A woman caught in the act of adultery was brought before Jesus by the self righteous scribes and Pharisees. They tried to trap Him by posing a question that was difficult to answer: “Now Moses, in the law, commanded us that such should […]

The Marriage Union

A paraphrase of Psalm 45 by Jim Parker: Lord God You have appointed Your Son Jesus as Sovereign, and anointed His head with the oil of joy, ordaining Him as King and establishing His Kingdom. He’s a King whose lips are anointed with grace, a monarch who God has blessed forever. You are a Messiah […]