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Living on the Word of God

Matthew 4:4—“But He answered and said, It is written, ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that proceeds out through the mouth of God.’” Note 3 on bread says: “This word indicates that the Lord Jesus took the word of God in the Scriptures as His bread and lived on it.” Note 4 on word says: “Gk. rhema, the instant word, differing from logos, the constant word. In this temptation...

Do You Know How to Exercise Your Spirit?

We know consistent physical exercise keeps our body fit and contributes to our overall well-being. And we also know mental exercise like reading and solving crossword puzzles helps our mind stay sharp. But did you know that as Christians, we need an additional kind of exercise? For a healthy Christian life, we need spiritual exercise. Our human spirit So what do we mean when we say spiritual...

Praising God in Hardships and Difficulties

“In the Psalms we can touch the most wounded feelings, and in the Psalms we also can find the greatest and highest praises. God uses many hardships, difficulties, and slanders to create praises in His people. He causes the to learn through difficult circumstances to become praising persons before the Lord.”

The Way to Grow in Life

“When we love Christ, seek Christ, and allow Christ to live in us more and thereby gain us, the stature of Christ gradually increases within us. This is the growth of life. Since this life is Christ who lives in us, the growth of this life is therefore the increase of the stature of Christ within us.”

The Joy of Sharing the Gospel

We hope you enjoy this BfA staff member’s testimony of sharing the gospel. I’ve heard it said that the greatest joy in a person’s life is the joy of receiving the Lord Jesus as his Savior, and the second greatest joy is leading another person to the same saving knowledge of Christ. From my own experience, I can testify to the truth of that statement and to the life-changing effect that leading...

Sharing the Lord’s Rest by Faith

Mark 4:36-38—“And leaving the crowd, they took Him along, just as He was, in the boat; and other boats were with Him. And there arose a great windstorm, and the waves beat into the boat, so that the boat was already beginning to fill up. And He was in the stern, sleeping on the cushion. And they woke Him and said to Him, Teacher, does it not matter to You that we are perishing?” Note 1 on...

Transformed into the Glorious Image of Christ

“We have Christ as life within our spirit, but now we need Christ to spread into the inward parts of the soul and saturate them with Himself. This will transform our soul into His very image. The image of Christ will then be reflected in our thoughts. In whatever we think and consider, our renewed mind will express the glorious image of Christ.”

A Salute to Our Country’s Service Members

As Memorial Day approaches, we at BfA would like to take this time to honor our country’s military service members with this salute. Why we remember In the bleakest hours of the American Revolution, facing a brutal winter and the waning enthusiasm of his army, General George Washington read to his men the patriotic words written by Thomas Paine in the tract, The American Crisis: “These are the...

The Purpose of the Lord’s Salvation

“The purpose of the Lord’s salvation is not only that we should not be in sin and in the flesh, but also that we should not be in the soul, but in the spirit. His salvation would save us not only to the degree of morality that we become a moral man, but even more to the degree of spirituality so that we become a spiritual man.”

Jesus Satisfies Our Spiritual Hunger

Matthew 14:15-16—“Now when evening fell, the disciples came to Him, saying, This place is deserted and the hour is already late. Send the crowds away that they may go into the villages and buy food for themselves. But Jesus said to them, They do not need to go away. You give them something to eat.” Note 2 on eat says: “In this record of the miracle, the Holy Spirit’s intention in His inspiration...

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