Holding to Truth

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

3 Aspects of Christ’s Death in a Hymn of Praise

3 Aspects of Christ's death we can apply every day

Many people regard Christ’s death as a significant event in human history, but with varying degrees of appreciation. Some merely consider His death that of a religious martyr. Others, by reading the Bible, might value Christ’s death as the death of their Savior, the One who died for their redemption. They appreciate how Jesus died


The Divine Trinity – Essential Bible Verses for a Deeper Study

The Divine Trinity - Essential Bible Verses for a Deeper Study

Do you realize that the Bible is “constructed” with the Divine Trinity?  It’s the “structural steel” that supports the entire divine revelation in the Scriptures. If we take away or miss this divine structure, the Bible will become an empty book to us. Sure we may enjoy the interesting stories, moral lessons and more. But


How Jesus’ Second Birth Made Him God’s Firstborn Son

How Jesus' Second Birth Made Him God's Firstborn Son

Do you know Jesus Christ had two births?  It was the second birth that made Him God’s firstborn Son. Most believers are very familiar with Christ’s birth in Bethlehem. That birth was God becoming flesh, born of the virgin Mary to become a genuine man, Jesus our Savior (John 1:1, 14; Matt. 1:18-21).  Isaiah prophesied


Seeing God’s Greatness in 4 Stages in a Hymn of Worship

4 stages of God's greatness for our worship to Him

I love hymns, especially those that help me know God in a richer and deeper way!  This post unpacks one of my favorite hymns on God’s greatness. In this hymn of worship, Witness Lee unfolds God’s greatness in four marvelous stages: in God’s creation, in His salvation, in His habitation, the church, and in the New


What is the Lord’s Recovery?

What is the Lord's recovery?

The Lord’s recovery today is not a recovery program from alcoholism, substance abuse, or any other kind of vice. Nor is it the name of a Christian movement. The Lord’s recovery is the return to what God intended from the beginning, as revealed in His word, the Bible. To understand its meaning, we first need


Though Thou art God, most glorious, high—A Hymn on Christ’s Life

Though Thou art God, most glorious, high—Hymn on Christ's Life

“Though Thou art God, most glorious, high” is a precious hymn of praise concerning Christ’s life. As believers in Christ our faith grows by our appreciation of Christ in His many aspects.  Christ’s life, in His fine humanity, is one aspect that we need to remember, to appreciate, again and again. The eight stanzas of


What is God’s Purpose for Saving Us?

What is God's Reason for Saving Us?

God does not save us just so we will not perish.  God’s purpose for saving us is much higher than that. It is based on His hidden plan from the beginning in eternity past (Eph. 3:11). As such, God’s salvation does not merely deal with our problems but restores us to His original plan, God’s


How to Practice Prophesying that Builds the Church

As a believer in Christ, have you every wondered how Christ will build His church as He promised in Matthew 16:18? The Apostle Paul gave us a practical answer in 1 Corinthians 14. He does it by our prophesying! In 1 Corinthians 14:4 Paul said, “He who prophesies builds up the church” But what does Paul mean by prophesying in


Enjoy Christ’s Riches in 3 Aspects Every Day

Enjoy Christ's riches in 3 aspects every day

Christ’s riches are unsearchable and immense! They are all available for us to appreciate, experience, and enjoy in our daily life! But do we enjoy them? It depends greatly on how much of them we see in God’s word, the Bible. To be clear, we’re not talking about physical or material riches. It’s the wealth in Christ Himself that God intends


10 Divine Rights for Every Believer to Participate in

10 Divine Rights for Every Believer to Participate in

As a believer in Christ do you realize that there is much more of God for you to experience and enjoy? God has given you at least ten divine rights as revealed in His word, the Bible. Sadly, our superficial understanding of the Bible may actually frustrate us from knowing the divine rights that enable us to enter into the deeper