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Conformed to Image of Christ

There is no type of service any of us can undertake which is beset with so much potential as is the service of the Master. On the one hand, there is so much that is rewarding, and on the other hand, so much that is disappointing. Many are the obstacles to be overcome and many the pitfalls to be avoi... Read More

Contemplation of Jesus

I saw in Him the glory of a life lived in total abandonment to the sovereign will of His Father in heaven. I saw a life lived in utter poverty yet in absolute contentment. I saw a life triumph over every point where I have failed. I have seen Him come so near the poor, to those who are sick, and to ... Read More

Filled to Overflowing

For in him the whole fullness of deity dwells bodily,and you have been filled in him, who is the head of all rule and authority. Col. 2:9-10 Fullness is being completely filled to the full, nothing lacking, complete in the character of God, but not in the nature of God (Eph. 3:19Open in Logos Bible ... Read More

Godly vs. Worldly Sorrow

Godly sorrow brings repentance that leads to salvation and leaves no regret, but worldly sorrow brings death. 2 Cor. 7:10 NIV Godly Sorrow: 1. Godly sorrow begins with the conviction of the Holy Spirit. 2. Godly sorrow is pain over breaking God’s heart. 3. Godly sorrow is remorse over hurting and di... Read More

Our Adequacy in Christ

Verse 3 . . . The revelation of God is not something which is legal or external or outside of Paul, but something that has come into the very depths of his soul, that has touched the hardness of his heart and melted it. "Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think anything as of ourselves; but ... Read More

Response to Suffering

The most important effect of any adversity is not its outcome on the world or upon other Christians, but its outcome in your own life. We are not saved in order to be a blessing to other people--you will be that inevitably--but primarily we are saved in order to be conformed to the likeness of Jesus... Read More

Sinking Ship - Does Jesus Care?

That is the question we asked, no doubt, in s spirit of complaint. "If you loved us, Lord, then rescue us." How soon they began to doubt Him! How soon they were ready to rebel, even though they called Him Master! . . . "Does God care? If He does, why doesn't He rescue me? The waves are beating upon ... Read More

Treasure in Earthen Vessels

The principle of the world is "self-glorification," and the principle of the Christian is "self-crucifixion." The principle of the world is "exalt yourself," and the principle of the Christian is "crucify yourself." The principle of men is greatness, bigness, pomp, and show; the principle of the cro... Read More

Trusting when We Cannot See

He has loved us with an everlasting love. If He had meant to cast us off, He would have had plenty of opportunity to do that long ago--and plenty of reason as well. But no sin which we are capable of committing has ever taken God by surprise for He knew we were just like that. . . Do you imagine tha... Read More

Who has Seen Him?

"I have had a clear view of Jesus. I have seen Him, felt Him, and I have known Him in a far deeper way than simply by the outward physical appearance; I have felt the reality of His life begin to burn in my heart. I have seen in Christ the glory of a life that is totally submitted to the sovereignty... Read More

Trusting When We Cannot See

He has loved us with an everlasting love. If He had meant to cast us off, He would have had plenty of opportunity to do that long ago--and plenty of reason as well. But no sin which we are capable of committing has ever taken God by surprise for He knew we were just like that. . . Do you imagine tha... Read More

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