Encouraging Words

Freedom from the Spirit of the World

by Zac Poonen Separation from the world is a leading theme of the New Testament. Before He went to the cross Jesus told His disciples that they did not belong to the world. Jesus was Himself one apart – “not of this world.” And He affirmed that His disciples were just as truly other-worldly. And…

Learn to Fade Graciously Into the Background

by Zac Poonen No one is indispensable in Christ’s church. God’s work can easily carry on without us. In fact, it can carry on much better without the help of those conceited folk who consider themselves indispensable! We must recognize this fact constantly. I once read of a prescription to humble the soul of anyone…

Pray for Meetings in Romania

The Lord has given Santosh the opportunity to go to Romania fro June 11th through 22nd to share God’s word with churches in that country. Here is his schedule including some times when the services will be live streamed. Please pray that the Lord would minister through Santosh in a way that will change lives…

The Secret of Gaining God’s Approval

by Zac Poonen It is written in Hebrews 2:17 “Therefore He had to be made like His brethren in all things, that He might become a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God”… Jesus has undergone the pressure of every temptation that we can ever face. This is what gives us great…

Value Life and Fellowship More than Anything Else

by Zac Poonen John begins his gospel and his first letter by mentioning the things that were in the beginning. In the beginning when there were no doctrines, church patterns, baptism, etc., over which Christians debate now, there was only God the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit and they had life and fellowship…

Bless the others and disappear – Seek to be Unknown

by Zac Poonen One characteristic of God’s nature is that He hates all display and advertisement. It is written about God in the book of Isaiah 45:15, “Truly Thou art a God who hides Thyself, O God.” God wants to make us like Himself – partaking of His nature that loves to do things without…

The Importance of Sacrifice in Building the Body of Christ

by Zac Poonen We would all like to have the authority that a man like Paul had. But to have that, we have to give up everything like he did and consider it all as worthless rubbish (Phil.3:7-9). Jesus said to the Father, “All that is Mine is Thine.” And so He could also add,…

The Altar of Fellowship

by Oswald Chambers Human fellowship can go to great lengths, but not all the way. Fellowship with God can go all lengths. The Apostle Paul literally fulfilled what we mean by this phrase, the alter of fellowship; he offered himself liberally and freely to God, and then offered himself at the hands of God, freely…

The Difference Between the Old and the New Covenant

by Zac Poonen Let us look at a verse in Romans chapter 6, which I think puts in a nutshell, in a very brief sentence, the essential difference between the Old Covenant and the New Covenant. There we read in Romans 6, verse 14: ‘Sin shall not be master over you when you are not…

A New Attitude of Mind – Giving Our Maximum to the Lord

by Zac Poonen Many religious people are legalistic and are under the law. They think in terms of the minimum necessary in order to please God. This is why they calculate exactly how much 10% of their income comes to and then offer it reluctantly to God. In the Old Testament, this attitude finally ended…