Encouraging Words

The Right Lines of Work

by Oswald Chambers Very few of us have any understanding of the reason why Jesus Christ died. If sympathy is all that human beings need, then the Cross of Christ is a farce, there is no need for it. What the world needs is not “a little bit of love,” but a surgical operation. When…

The Ministry of Elijah and the Ministry of the Church

The last words of the Old Testament were recorded by the prophet Malachi saying: “Behold, I am going to send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and terrible day of the Lord” (Malachi 4:5). Now, the angel Gabriel prophesied that John the Baptist would come in the power and spirit of…

The Old Life in the Christian Character

by T. Austin-Sparks (February 9, 1964) There is a thing that happens when we are born again. The Holy Spirit Who is the Spirit of God comes into our new spirit. We do not hear God speaking out from heaven to us. But we know that God speaks in our hearts. We know that the…

Submitting to Imperfect Authority

All genuine believers experience the reality of living in a world filled with sin, selfishness, and corruption. For this reason, we are called to pick up our cross, die to ourselves, and follow Jesus daily so that we may escape from the corruption of this world. Many of us pray earnestly, as scripture commands, to…

The Power of the Will of God

by Thomas Eskine Man expects life in having his flesh unhurt in any of its feelings, and in having the current of his blood unchecked. And the will of God breaks the flesh and shreds the blood, and seems to destroy life instead of giving it, and thus appears as if it were not meat…

Careless Lives Cost Talk

by C.S. Lewis He meant what He said. Those who put themselves in His hands will become perfect, as He is perfect — perfect in Love, wisdom, joy, beauty, and immortality. The change will not be complete in this life, for death is an important part of the treatment. How far the change will have…

Reflections and Ambition

This is my first blog of the year and as most people do, I spent a good deal of time for the past month reflecting on my life and my walk with Christ. In the past year, there have been a number of great victories given to me by the grace of God and a…

The Hour of a Man

by Dietrich Bonhoeffer The hour of a man’s death is determined, and it will find him no matter where he may turn. We must be ready for it. But… He knows ten thousand ways To save us from death’s power. He gives us food and meat, A boon in famine’s hour. That’s something we mustn’t…

Knowing Jesus

by Andrew Murray Their eyes were opened, and they knew him – Luke 24:31 It is very possible to have Jesus Himself with you and not to know it. It is very possible to listen to all the truth about Jesus, and even to preach about it, and yet not to know Him. This fact…