Weekly Blog

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…

Without Faith it is Impossible to Please Him

by Olu Talabi (based on RLCF Bible Study on October 14, 2015) But without faith it is impossible to please Him: for he that cometh to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him (Hebrews 11:6). As with all things, everything we have is a…

How God Leads His Church to Glory

by Santosh Poonen “The Lord was going before them in a pillar of cloud by day to lead them on the way, and in a pillar of fire by night to give them light. He did not take away the pillar of cloud by day, nor the pillar of fire by night, from before the…

The Parable of the Lawn Chair and the Tree

by Santosh Poonen “That you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled up with all the fullness of God” (Ephesians 3:17-19). Paul…

From Prodigal Son to Older Son

by Santosh Poonen The sinners were coming near [Jesus] to listen to Him. And both the Pharisees and the scribes began to grumble, saying, “This man receives sinners.” [Jesus] told them this parable, saying… “A certain man had two sons…” (Luke 15:1-3,11-32). This may be one of Jesus’ most famous parables. Notice first of all,…

How Well Do You Know Deuteronomy?

by Santosh Poonen Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil… And the tempter came but Jesus said, “It is written… It is also written… It is written…” (Matthew 4:1-11). Do you have a hard time reading the Bible? The Old Testament can be especially tedious, can’t…

Will Your Faith Outlive You?

by Santosh Poonen “All these died in faith, without receiving the promises” (Heb. 11:13). God tells us that pleasing Him is essentially a matter of faith. He calls righteous any who live by dependence on Him (Romans 1:17), and calls unrighteous any who live by pride in their self-reliance (Habakkuk 2:4). Since faith is all-important,…

Does Jesus Know You?

by Santosh Poonen “The kingdom of heaven will be comparable to ten virgins. Five of them were foolish, and five were prudent. When the foolish took their lamps, they took no oil with them, but the prudent took oil in flasks along with their lamps” (Matthew 25:1-13). One of the most striking parables that Jesus…

Did You Waste This Year?

by Santosh Poonen There came a woman with an alabaster vial of very costly perfume of pure nard; and she broke the vial and poured it over His head. But [the disciples] were indignantly remarking to one another, “Why has this perfume been wasted? (Mark 14:3-4) Most people use this time of the year to…