Minding Your Own Business

The Apostle Paul had the right to expect support from those he ministered to. But he worked with his own hands to supply his own needs instead, as an example for others. He was trying to get across to them that the world is watching us as children of God and will judge us by…

The Paradox of Dying With Christ

To be crucified with Christ is more than just dying with Him. It concerns the manner in which we follow the example of His death in a spiritual way. He bore our sins in His body on the Cross, so that we would not have to die for our sins ourselves. Now Christians are able, through…

Living the Christian Life

A Christian is “crucified” with Christ—yet by Him we’re able to live! Being crucified with Christ means more than simply dying with Him. It means that, in a spiritual way, we now imitate His death ourself. A special reference to His cross is involved here. Christ bore our sins in His body on the cross, where He destroyed…

What Will Become of the Meek?

Some people think that intimidating and shoving others out of their way during their course through life in order to assert their rights is the best way to get along in this world. But actually, the very opposite is true. Jesus said “Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth…” (Matthew 5:5). In all of…

Do You Want a Truly Rewarding Life?

God loves us and extends an invitation to us to have real life with Him. He sees our life and He sees our heart, and He will always provide a way to take His Word to the heart of anyone seeking an answer. Knowing and believing His Word is so important that it can mean…

My Joy and Your Joy

“These things have I spoken unto you, that My joy may be in you, and that your joy may be fulfilled.” John 15:11 The Joy of Christ “My joy” here means the joy that is Christ’s. This is what He desires for His disciples to possess, by which He can then, as a consequence, guarantee…