ArchiveAugust 2016

Faith, Hope, Love

1 Corinthians 13:13—“Now there abide faith, hope, love, these three; and the greatest of these is love.” Note 1 on faith, hope, love says: “Faith receives the divine things (John 1:12) and substantiates the spiritual and unseen things (Heb. 11:1). Hope reaps and partakes of the things substantiated by faith (Rom. 8:24-25). Love enjoys the things received and substantiated by faith and partaken of...

The Danger of Thinking You Can Lose Your Salvation

In another post we discussed one of the biggest questions a Christian may have: Can I lose my salvation? We saw the clear and definite assurance the Bible gives us that once we believe in Christ and receive Him as our Savior, we’re saved eternally. We can’t lose our salvation. But here’s another question: Does it make any difference whether we know we can’t lose our salvation? The answer is yes...

The Spirit Transforming Us Within

“The Lord is the Spirit transforming us within. Although we are so natural and even sinful, the Spirit transforms our natural image into His glorious image. During the whole day, if we live in the Spirit, He will transform us by renewing our mind, our emotion and our will. By saturating our mind, emotion and will with Himself, He will occupy all the inward parts of our being. Our love, our...

The Blessing of the Spirit

Galatians 3:14—“In order that the blessing of Abraham might come to the Gentiles in Christ Jesus, that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.” Note 2 on receive says: “In the gospel we have received not only the blessing of forgiveness, washing, and cleansing; even more, we have received the greatest blessing, which is the Triune God—the Father, Son, and Spirit—as the...

7 Ways to Build up a Daily Bible Reading Habit

In a previous post, we saw the benefits of reading the Bible daily and why it’s an excellent habit for every Christian to develop. But how do we get started? What can we do to develop this healthy and necessary habit? Here are seven practical points to help you build up a daily habit of reading the Bible:

Not Accepting Satan’s Accusations

“Sometimes when we have sinned, Satan comes to accuse us, and sometimes when we have not sinned, Satan still comes to accuse us. Sometimes it is not a problem of whether or not we have sinned, but a problem of not having a positive righteousness to offer to God; so Satan accuses us. However, we must be clear: We can come into God’s presence only because of the blood, not because of anything else...

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