Weekly Blog

Discerning Between Worldly, Soulish, and Divine Love

by Ajay Chakravarthy Will your love stand? Very often in our mind we naturally associate certain words with others. For example, when we say, “Roses are _____,” we automatically associate it with the word “red.” Not all roses are red, but we naturally have a tendancy to make that association since we’ve heard that phrase…

Church Relationships – Elders

(based on RLCF Bible Study on Wednesday, November 8, 2017) It is an incredible opportunity if we are in a church where we can submit and obey godly elders.  Our relationship with elders over the years has not always been good, many of us have been manipulated, taken advantage of….all the while, being reminded of…

Fulfilling the Law in the New Covenant

(by Olu Talabi based on RLCF Bible Study on Wednesday, April 26, 2017) Do not think that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill. For assuredly, I say to you, till heaven and earth pass away, one jot or one tittle will by no…

Freedom From Legalism

by Ajay Chakravarthy (based on RLCF Bible Study on Wednesday, March 29, 2017) “…we have been released from the law…so that we serve in the newness of Spirit…” Rom. 7:6 There are two are two cliffs on either side of path to life one lawlessness and the other legalism (Rom. 2:12). The danger of legalism…

Giving to God Compared to Tithing

(based on RLCF Bible Study on Wednesday, March 22, 2017) Psalm 50:12 says, “If I were hungry I would not tell you, for the world is Mine, and all it contains.”  This answers the question:  does God need our giving or tithing?  So why does He command us to give?  One reason, as with all…

Money: Righteousness and Faithfulness

by Olu Talabi (based on RLCF Bible Study on Wednesday, March 1, 2017) ‘No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon.’ –Mathew 6:24. The love of money…

Spiritual Dangers – Gossip and Slander

by Ajay Chakravarthy (based on RLCF Bible Study on Wednesday, February 22, 2017) In the last days, men will be…malicious gossips… 2 Tim. 3:3 As the day draws near, there are warnings of deception, wars, famines etc.; along with all those we are told malicious gossip will abound in the last days. Why malicious gossip?…

Spiritual Dangers – Hypocrisy

by Ajay Chakravarthy (based on RLCF Bible Study on Wednesday, November 30, 2016) But they do all their deeds to be noticed by men…. Matthew 23:5a Among the different topics that Jesus spoke of on the Sermon on the Mount (Matt chapters 5 to 7), Jesus spent considerable time to speak on the desire to…

Genuine Love That Outdoes One Another in Showing Honor

(based on RLCF Bible Study on Wednesday, November 11, 2016) Genuine love “outdoes”. This is an issue that Jesus takes up with “some of the Pharisees and scribes” in Matthew 15.  Jesus asks them, “why do you yourselves transgress the commandment of God for the sake of your tradition?”  The Pharisees had seen some of…

Spiritual Dangers- Hypocrisy

by Olu Talabi (based on RLCF Bible Study on Wednesday, October 5, 2016) “…he began to say unto his disciples first of all, Beware ye of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy. For there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; neither hid, that shall not be known” –Luke 12:1-2.    …