Encouraging Words

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…

Memory Verses 2017 – Promises and Commands

Our church family is memorizing Scriptural [P]romises and [C]ommands together in 2017. Please join us: follow @RLCF_Verses and @RLCF_Church to stay up to date. Note: This guide is primarily to help us remember where truths are in Scripture. Let us all take the time to read the entire verse ourselves and more importantly, to obey…

Evangelize and Make Disciples

by Zac Poonen In 1 Corinthians 3, we read about evangelism and building the church. “Some of you say, ‘I am of Paul and I am of Apollos’ ” (1 Cor. 3:4). Paul says, ” What is the difference? We are both servants. I planted and Apollos watered” (1 Cor. 3:6). Paul did the work…