Holding to Truth

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

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 […]

Why You Need to Know the Fifth Gospel, Paul’s Gospel

Have you heard of the fifth gospel, Paul's gospel?

If you’re a believer in Christ, you’ve probably read or heard of the four gospels–Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. They are the first four books of the New Testament. But have you ever heard that there is a fifth gospel–Paul’s gospel? It’s not something new. It is already in your Bible. It is especially found in the book […]

What is the kingdom of God?

What is the kingdom of God?

If you’ve ever read the New Testament, you might have come across the expression—”the kingdom of God.” God’s kingdom is hard to overlook because the gospels begin with it. For example, Mark 1:14-15 says, And after John was delivered up, Jesus came into Galilee, proclaiming the gospel of God, and saying, The time is fulfilled and the kingdom of God has drawn […]

Why You Should Sing the Word of God Daily

Sing the Word of God

Would you like to upgrade the joy in your Christian life?  One simple way is to sing the word of God. That’s what the psalmists did. They sang the Word of God…with incredible benefits. Read Psalm 119. By their singing the Word, the psalmists’ testified how God’s word enlivened them (vv. 25, 50). It strengthened them (v. 28). It […]