Encouraging Words

Christians Who Think They Have Understood The New Covenant

by Zac Poonen The Jews gloried in the fact that they had God’s Word unlike the rest of the world. But they did not live according to that Word; and they finally rejected the One about Whom God’s Word had prophesied, when He came into their midst. It is possible for those of us who…

A Tender Heart

by G.D. Watson Without tenderness of spirit the most intensely righteous, religious life is like the image of God without His beauty and attractiveness. It is possible to be very religious, and stanch, and persevering in all Christian duties, even to be sanctified, and be a brave defender and preacher of holiness, to be mathematically…

Others May, You Cannot

by G.D. Watson (from “Living Words”) If God has called you to be really like Jesus, He will draw you into a life of crucifixion and humility, and put upon you such demands of obedience, that you will not be able to follow other people, or measure yourself by other Christians, and in many ways…

The Saint Must Walk Alone

by A.W. Tozer (from his book, “Man — The Dwelling Place of God”) Most of the world’s great souls have been lonely. Loneliness seems to be one price the saint must pay for his saintliness. In the morning of the world (or should we say, in that strange darkness that came soon after the dawn…

Burn, Fire of God!

    by L. F. W. Woodford (1956)         Burn fire of God! my ransomed soul possessing; Pure fire Thou art, and I would dwell in Thee. Light of my life, true source of every blessing, Grant all my days one holy flame to be.   Burn fire of God! Thy grace…

Five Vows for Spiritual Power

by A.W. Tozer (1897-1963) Some people object to taking vows, but in the Bible you will find many great men of God directed by covenants, promises, vows and pledges. The psalmist was not averse to the taking of vows: “Thy vows are upon me, O God,” he said. “I will render my praises unto thee”…

Catch the Little Foxes

by J.C. Ryle (1816-1900) “Catch the little foxes that ruin the vineyards; for our vines have tender grapes” (Song of Songs 2:15). Resolve at once, by God’s help, to break off every known sin, however small. Look within, each one of you. Examine your own hearts. Do you see there any habit which you know…

Calvary Always Precedes Pentecost

by Zac Poonen In Exodus Chapter 17, we see the Israelites coming to a place where there was no water to drink. The sine wave goes down and they start grumbling again. Again the Lord shows them His solution that is right in front of their eyes. He tells Moses, “Look at that rock in…

Spiritual Growth and Fellowship

by Zac Poonen Spiritual Growth: In Ephesians 4:3, 13 Paul speaks about the necessity of unity in the Body. He says that as believers, we must all “preserve the unity of the spirit … until we attain to the unity of the faith”. There may be many areas where as believers we do not see…

Preserve the Unity of the Spirit in Your Marriage and in the Church

by Zac Poonen It is written in Ephesians 4:3 “Be diligent to preserve the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace”. Unity is a great theme in many of Paul’s letters. And this is the burden the Lord has for His church too. When a human body dies, it begins to disintegrate. Our…