ArchiveNovember 2014

Loving Jesus with Our Best

Matthew 26:6-13 gives us a moving account of an event that took place just before Jesus was crucified: “Now when Jesus was in Bethany, in the house of Simon the leper, a woman came to Him, having an alabaster flask of ointment of great value, and she poured it on His head as He reclined at table. But when the disciples saw it, they were indignant, saying, Why this waste? For this could have been...

How to Experience Christ Living in You

In a previous post we saw that when the apostle Paul said, “Jesus Christ is in you,” he was not speaking metaphorically. He was speaking of the wonderful fact that Christ as the life-giving Spirit actually comes into those who believe in Him. We looked at eight verses that confirm and enrich our understanding of this wonderful reality. Of course, our knowing Christ is in us isn’t for a mere...

Mingling Our Bible Reading with Prayer

“If by the Lord’s mercy and grace we desire and agree to spend more time daily in the presence of the Lord, what shall we do? By what means can we touch the Word of God for nourishment and enjoyment? We must learn to do only one thing—we must mingle our reading with our praying. We must contact the Lord by mingling our reading of the Bible with prayer, and by mingling our prayer with reading...

What Does It Mean to Be Poor in Spirit?

The Lord Jesus began His teaching commonly known as the “sermon on the mount” with a wonderful blessing: “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of the heavens” (Matthew 5:3). Surely we all desire such a blessing! So then we need to ask ourselves, What does it mean to be “poor in spirit”? Does this mean we realize we’re worthless, miserable sinners who need a Savior? Is this a...

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