Holding to Truth

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

Renewed in the Spirit of Your Mind – What does it mean and how do you experience it?

Be renewed in the spirit of your mind

“And that you be renewed in the spirit of your mind” – Ephesians 4:23 Have you ever wondered what Paul meant when he made this profound statement? If so, then I believe that you will agree with me that being “renewed in the spirit of your mind” is a mystery.  And I believe that this applies


Does Your Christian Journey Need Road Signs?

Road Signs for Your Christian Journey

Do you need road signs for your Christian journey? There are at least seven of them hidden in the first chapter of the Gospel of John. In John 1 there are seven great signs in the history of the universe that are milestones for us to follow. Each milestone is a spiritual sign showing us


The Present World Situation – 6 Ways for a Christian to Respond

6 Ways for a Believer in Christ to Respond to the Present World Situation

How should a Christian respond to the present world situation?   As a believer in Christ, have you experienced inner turmoil in knowing how to face the present environment in the world around you?  I know I have.  It is easy to lose sleep over it. Have you had the feeling that the crisis in


7 Ways to Gain Christ as Your Enjoyment Every Day

7 Ways to Gain Christ as Your Enjoyment 3

God wants us to daily gain Christ for our enjoyment. Gaining Christ is not only so we will be satisfied but so that God’s eternal purpose can be fulfilled through us! Yet, to many of us, God’s great plan may still be a mystery. How marvelous that through the Old Testament typology—God’s “picture book”—He shows


4 Characteristics of Blessed People You Might Not Expect

4 Characteristics of Blessed People

Often Christians talk about God’s blessing. But what does God’s blessing really look like? What does it mean to be “blessed people”? As I was doing some Bible study in the Gospel of Luke with the help of the Life-study of the Bible, I discovered four characteristics of blessed people that  touched me very much.


Justification by Faith – What it is and How to Experience it

Justification by Faith - What it is and How to Experience it

Justification by faith is one of the crucial truths of the Christian faith revealed in the Bible. But I’m afraid many professing Christians would have a hard time clearly explaining its meaning. Probably even fewer could help you to enter into a personal experience of being justified by faith. How about you? Do you simply acknowledge


What is God’s Economy in the Bible?

What is God's economy in the Bible?

What is “God’s economy”?  It’s crucial to ask this question. Why? Because it’s a great mystery in the Bible, one that opens up God’s entire plan for man. You may be asking, How does this compare to economics like you study about in school? Very simply, an economy is a plan for distributing resources. A


God Wants to Change Your Diet

Change your diet

What would cause you to change your diet?  A need to lose weight? Build muscle? Improve energy? Other health concerns? We’re increasingly aware of the importance of our diet physically. But have you ever realized that your “diet” is more than something physical? It’s also something psychological and spiritual. Every day you’re “eating” what you read,


How Can Christ’s Crucified Life Become Our Pattern?

How Christ's crucified life becomes our indwelling pattern

Christians often speak of living a life like the one Jesus lived on this earth. But how can we live such a life? Philippians 2 describes the pattern of Christ’s crucified life: 5 Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus, 6 Who, existing in the form of God, did not


Proclaim the Year of Jubilee!

This is the year of jubilee! That’s the good news Jesus proclaimed. Jesus brought in the jubilee when He proclaimed the familiar passage from Isaiah in the synagogue in Nazareth. There Jesus took the Isaiah scroll and read from Isaiah 61:1-2, “The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, because He has anointed Me to