Weekly Blog

Praise, Thanksgiving and Prayer (as a sacrifice)

by Olu Talabi (based on RLCF Bible Study on Wednesday, August 31, 2016)   “By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name.” –Hebrews 13:15.     Thanksgiving: gratitude for what God has done. Praise: adoration of God for…

Jesus Christ — The Word of God

by Olu Talabi (based on RLCF Bible Study on Wednesday, July 6, 2016) “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God” (John 1:1). Jesus Christ is the fullness of God’s Word which became flesh (John 1:14). Many times when we speak of God’s word we immediately…

The Manifold Grace of God

by Ajay Chakravarthy (based on RLCF Bible Study on Wednesday, June 22, 2016) As each one has received a special gift, employ it in serving one another as good stewards of the manifold grace of God (I Peter 4:10). We read in 1 Peter 4:10, that we are to be good stewards of the manifold…

Grace: God’s Help and Power in Time of Need

by Olu Talabi (based on RLCF Bible Study on Wednesday, June 8, 2016) ‘And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness….’ – II Corinthians 12:9 ‘Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ’- Consider this opening prayer of…

Humility in Overlooking a Transgression

by Reece Gliko (based on RLCF Bible Study on Wednesday, May 11, 2016) What is humility? Does wearing old, threadbare, plain colored clothes make us more humble? Does a quiet personality mean I am more humble than someone who is an extrovert? How about never being assertive or making a decision but always deferring? Most…

Draw Near to Worship Him

by Ajay Chakravarthy (based on RLCF Bible Study on Wednesday, May 4, 2016) “Let us draw near with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water” Hebrews 10:22 Is it possible that I think I’m worshiping God but it…

Humility: Two Amazing Statements Made by the Lord Jesus

by Olu Talabi (based on RLCF Bible Study on Wednesday, April 27, 2016) ‘…, verily I say unto you, except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.’…

Holiness is a Primary Requirement for Worship

by Olu Talabi (based on RLCF Bible Study on Wednesday, April 13, 2016) ‘…worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness.’ (Psalm 29:2) Scripture abundantly declares that God is holy. It follows then that we who seek to worship Him must be on the path of holiness to present anything, including worship, which is acceptable…

True Worship is a Living Sacrifice

by Ajay Chakravarthy (based on RLCF Bible Study on Wednesday, March 30, 2016) “But an hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for such people the Father seeks to be His worshipers.” (John 4:23) When Jesus spoke to the woman at the well, He…

Sanctification for the Benefit of Others

by Reece Gliko (based on RLCF Bible Study on March 9, 2016) In Ephesians 5 the Bible explains that Jesus “loved the church and gave Himself up for her, so that He might sanctify her…” This supports Jesus’ own words that we looked closely at in our previous study: “For their sakes I sanctify Myself,…