Fruit of the Vine | May 2015
We have all experienced shame. It is part of our fallen human condition. The Bible uses the word ‘reproach’ to describe the alienation and condemnation that we feel. However, God has established a pathway of recovery for us when we suffer reproach from time to time.
A Christian’s intermittent sense of shame is compounded by the world’s hostility toward us. Jesus said we are not ‘of the world’. He has chosen us ‘out of the world’. Joh 15:19. As disciples of Christ, we willingly submit ourselves to the constraints and limits that God places on our lives. This impacts on our character and demeanour and sets us apart from people in the world. We are noticeably different from those around us because our conduct is motivated by our desire to honour the Lord.
Wednesday | 27 May 2015
In chapter seven of the book of Romans, Paul clearly demonstrated that we cannot deliver ourselves from the weakness of our flesh. Our deliverance only comes through the death of Jesus Christ, our Lord. Why is this so? Because it is only the blood, or life, of Christ that can redeem us from our captivity to the law of sin and give us power over the other law that resides in our flesh. Chapter eight of the book of Romans begins, ‘Therefore there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus’. It is helpful to remove the artificial distinction between chapter seven and chapter eight of the book of Romans. Of course, there is no distinction in the original text and it is all part of one discussion. If we have died with Christ, we are no longer under the eternal judgement of the law of God. The eternal judgement of God has been commuted to a process...
New Releases | Easy Reading Short Christian Articles | May 2015
Tongues of Fire
By Richie Kaa
When the word of God is preached to us, we may struggle to understand it at first. However, we do not need to be concerned. If we were only willing to receive the word when it makes sense to us, we would not receive it at all.
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Our Common Salvation
This is the One who came by water and blood, Jesus Christ; not with the water only, but with the water and with the blood. It is the Spirit who testifies, because the Spirit is the truth. For there are three that testify: the Spirit and the water and the blood; and the three are in agreement. 1Jn 5:6-8.
The Mysteries of the Kingdom of God
To what shall I compare the kingdom of God? It is like… A sower who went out to sow - A mustard seed - A treasure hidden in the field - A dragnet cast into the sea - A king who wished to settle accounts - A man who had a fig tree in his vineyard.
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Restoring My Soul | Free Christian Daily Devotions
'Restoring my soul' is a monthly daily devotional guide produced by Restoration Publications. The title is taken from the well-known words of the psalmist, ´He restores my soul; He leads me in the paths of righteousness for His name´s sake´. Psa 23:3. This verse beautifully portrays a vibrant devotional life. The purpose of the devotional guide is to help individuals and families digest the word of God in daily portions.
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