Encouraging Words

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…

Encouraging Quotes

A collection of inspiring quotes and short writings by various writers.   Never try to explain God, until you have obeyed Him. The only bit of God we understand is the bit we have obeyed. ~ Oswald Chambers Lord, how excellent are Thy ways, and how devious and dark are the ways of man. Show…

Walking Worthy

by Joshua Scott I, therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you to walk worthy of the calling with which you were called, with all lowliness and gentleness, with longsuffering, bearing with one another in love, endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. — Ephesians 4:1-4 I think, for…

Faith

by A.W. Tozer Faith is the least self-regarding of the virtues. It is by its very nature scarcely conscious of its own existence. Like the eye which sees everything in front of it and never sees itself, faith is occupied with the Object upon which it rests and pays no attention to itself at all….