Holding to Truth

holding to truth in love for the building up of the Body of Christ

What does “the Spirit was not yet” in John 7:39 refer to?

What does "the Spirit was not yet" in John 7:39 refer to?

But this He said concerning the Spirit, whom those who believed into Him were about to receive; for the Spirit was not yet, because Jesus had not yet been glorified. John 7:39 What does it mean that “the Spirit was not yet” in John 7:39? It’s a question few Bible readers would ever consider asking. That’s because few […]

Preparing Christ’s Bride – The Living of His Overcomers

Preparing Christ's Bride - The Living of His Overcomers

  Have you ever realized that believing in Jesus has a goal beyond your personal salvation? God has a goal and the Lord has a direction. It’s preparing Christ’s bride for His wedding (Rev. 19:7-9). For example, the most familiar chapter on salvation, John 3, not only speaks of our receiving eternal life to be born again (3:16, 3, 6) but […]

17 Bible Prophecies Concerning Christ to Strengthen Your Faith

Bible Prophecies Concerning Christ to Strengthen Your Faith

As believers in the Lord Jesus, we need to strengthen our faith in Him.  One very helpful way to do this is to muse upon the many Bible prophecies concerning Christ. Reflecting on the details of Christ’s life recorded in the Old Testament prophecies, hundreds of years before He came, fills us with faith. In this way, we uplift our appreciation for […]

Make Thanksgiving a Vital Part of Your Daily Christian Life

Make thanksgiving a part of your daily life

“Thanksgiving”—it’s an expression very familiar to many believers.  But does our understanding of it match the revelation found in God’s word? Also, how does thanksgiving apply to our Christian life? To some, “thanksgiving” may be mainly associated with a yearly feast. To others, it may be related to the practice of giving thanks before a meal. But is that all? […]

How to Live Christ

How to live Christ

“For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain.” (Phil. 1:21) It’s a famous quote from the Apostle Paul’s letter to the Philippians.  But is it merely a slogan to us…or something we experience personally in our Christian life? To Paul, living Christ was a life or death matter. For him to […]

9 Crucial Practices for Building Up a Vital Christian Life

9 Crucial Practices for Building Up a Vital Christian Life

Believing into Christ to be born anew and an effective baptism to complete our organic union with Him, are only the initiation of a vital Christian life. Whether we flourish in the Christian life after receiving the Lord, greatly depends on whether we’re helped to build up certain crucial practices in our daily living. We’ll consider nine of these crucial practices in this post. I hope that by giving careful […]

10 Things You Obtain Immediately upon Believing in Jesus

10 Things You Obtain Immediately upon Believing in Jesus

Whether you’ve received the Lord Jesus five days ago or fifty years ago there is still much more for you to experience and enjoy! By believing in Jesus Christ you’ve obtained an inexhaustible treasure that awaits your discovery and experience. It’s somewhat like buying a new electronic device. It’s rightfully yours. But, you might not yet know even half of […]

How Spacious is Your Christ?

How spacious is your Christ?

“How spacious is your Christ?” Does this sound like a strange question? It shouldn’t…if we’re enlightened to see God’s desire from His word. God wants Christ to be everything to us. But unfortunately, many believers today have only a limited appreciation for Christ’s vast dimensions. That’s why the apostle Paul prayed for our strengthening. In Ephesians 3:18-19 he prayed that we, “May be […]

Have You Seen the Central Vision in the Bible?

Have You Seen the Central Vision in the Bible?

Reading and studying the Bible can render you tremendous benefits. It can surely change your life. But it depends on your focus. In fact, it can be difficult to sustain a Bible reading habit if you don’t know and appreciate God’s hidden purpose within it. It is true that what you’ll get from your Bible reading can vary greatly depending on how you come […]

Are You a Normal Believer, Coming and Going?

Are You a Normal Believer, Coming and Going?

I can still remember sitting behind the backstop on the athletic field at my  junior high school.  It was an ordinary lunch time and I was there talking with my friend Scott. I had just gotten up the courage to share the gospel with him for the first time using a gospel booklet. I don’t think […]