Tag Archives: God

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 […]

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 […]

Knowing

“If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him.” John 14:7 Knowing Jesus is knowing the Father. This is not only because Jesus did exactly what He saw His Father do, but Jesus was God in the flesh. The disciples didn’t realize […]

God Is There

The greatest challenge many of us face in the circumstances of life is to calmly rest in the reality of our God’s faithfulness. We intellectually believe His faithfulness is an intrinsic aspect of who He is and we confess that belief in all sincerity and without hesitation. Then the test comes. Life suddenly turns upside […]

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 […]

Looking Back, Looking Forward

By faith [Moses] forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king; for he endured as seeing Him who is invisible. Hebrews 11:27 Recommended Reading Exodus 2:11-25 The movie “The Fugitive” was based on the earlier TV show by the same name. Both were about a doctor falsely accused of killing his wife and his […]

God in Everything

I suddenly saw that all the time it was not I who had been seeking God, but God who had been seeking me. I had made myself the centre of my own existence and had my back turned to God. All the beauty and truth which I had discovered had come to me as a […]

A Poem and A Hymn

The Weaver Anon My life is but a weaving Between my God and me: I may not choose the colours- He knows what they should be. For He can view the pattern Upon the upper side While I can see it only On this the other side. Sometimes he weaves in sorrow, Which is so […]

Three Quotes

Christ has no body now on earth but yours; yours are the only hands with which he can do his work, yours are the only feet with which he can go about the world, yours are the only eyes through which his compassion can shine forth upon a troubled world. Christ has no body now […]

Taking Jesus Seriously

How is it that after two thousand years of meditation on Jesus Christ we’ve managed to avoid everything that he taught so unequivocally? This is true of every Christian denomination, even those who call themselves orthodox or doctrinally pure. We are all “cafeteria Christians.” All of us have evaded some major parts of the Sermon […]