Holding to Truth

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

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


My Personal Testimony – Pursuing Christ, Living the Church Life, and Enjoying the Ministry

My personal testimony — pursuing Christ, living the church life, and enjoying the ministry

It’s my personal testimony — pursuing Christ, living the church life, and enjoying the ministry of Witness Lee and Watchman Nee. It’s my story and I’m happy to share it with you.  I only hope that you could share the same blessing I have—and fortunately, you can! My Personal Testimony— pursuing Christ, living the church


Do You Have a Private Time with the Lord?

Do You Have Private Time with the Lord?

How can we expect to live the Christian life if we don’t spend some private time with the Lord each day? In fact, when the Lord Jesus was living on this earth, he set forth the pattern of making private time to fellowship with His Father. In Matthew 14:23 it says, “And after He sent


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