Weekly Blog

Sanctification Leads Us to Rest

by Ajay Chakravarthy (based on RLCF Bible Study on March 2, 2016) “For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord” Romans 6:23 When you think of sanctification what comes to mind, is it a thought of a dreary life of struggling to…

Sanctification through the Word

by Olu Talabi (based on RLCF Bible Study on February 24, 2016) “Sanctify them through Thy truth: Thy word is truth.” – John 17:17 Sanctification is a word most believers are familiar with; yet, the faithful, continual experience of the work of sanctification is quite a different matter. Sanctification means to be set apart. Further,…

God’s Perfect Will After Failure

by Reece Gliko (based on RLCF Bible Study on February 10, 2016) FAILURE – When going through failure, what is God’s perfect will for my life? As a believer, how would you define failure? Romans 3:23 says, “for all have sinned and come short of the glory of God,…” Hebrews 12:15 says, “See to it…

Why God Allows Failure

by Olu Talabi (based on RLCF Bible Study on February 3, 2016) ‘He does not delight in the strength of the horse; He takes no pleasure in the legs of a man. The Lord takes pleasure in those who fear Him, in those who hope in His mercy.’ Psalm147:10-11 God’s greatest will in every circumstance…

The Balance of Life and Teaching

by Ajay Chakravarthy (based on RLCF Bible Study on January 27, 2016) “Nevertheless, the firm foundation of God stands, having this seal, “The Lord knows those who are His,” and, “Everyone who names the name of the Lord is to abstain from wickedness.” 2 Timothy 2:19 Teaching that is manifest in Life When Paul wrote…

The Assurance of Our Salvation

by Reece Gliko (based on RLCF Bible Study on January 6, 2015) Randy Alcorn, in his book Happiness shares the following story. “… I watched a video featuring someone whose worldview was based on the health-and-wealth philosophy. As she lay dying of cancer, she looked into a camera and said bitterly, “I’ve lost my faith.”…

Our Old Man is Crucified With Jesus

by Olu Talabi (based on RLCF Bible Study on December 9, 2015) Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death?… Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve…

Obeying God’s Command to Forgive

by Reece Gliko (based on RLCF Bible Study on November 11, 2015) Have you ever wondered why forgiveness is a commandment? How can God expect us to forgive in some situations? I think it’s much easier to understand why we are commanded as followers of Jesus not to murder. But rebellion against God’s authority is…

Faith as the Apple of God’s Eye

by Olu Talabi (based on RLCF Bible Study on November 4, 2015) For thus saith the Lord of hosts; after the glory hath he sent me unto the nations which spoiled you: for he that toucheth you toucheth the apple of his eye. (Zechariah 2:8) This verse, as with many other promises of God’s Word,…

The Life Which I Now Live, I Live By Faith

by Ajay Chakravarthy (based on RLCF Bible Study on October 28, 2015) “I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave…