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  • The Call of God February 1, 2023
    Christ did not send me to baptize, but to preach the gospel… —1 Corinthians 1:17Paul states here that the call of God is to preach the gospel. But remember what Paul means by “the gospel,” namely, the reality of redemption in our Lord Jesus Christ. We are inclined to make sanctification the goal of our […]
  • Do You See Your Calling? January 31, 2023
    …separated to the gospel of God… —Romans 1:1Our calling is not primarily to be holy men and women, but to be proclaimers of the gospel of God. The one all-important thing is that the gospel of God should be recognized as the abiding reality. Reality is not human goodness, or holiness, or heaven, or hell— […]
  • The Dilemma of Obedience January 30, 2023
    Samuel was afraid to tell Eli the vision. —1 Samuel 3:15God never speaks to us in dramatic ways, but in ways that are easy to misunderstand. Then we say, “I wonder if that is God’s voice?” Isaiah said that the Lord spoke to him “with a strong hand,” that is, by the pressure of his […]
  • How Could Someone Be So Ignorant! January 29, 2023
    Who are You, Lord? —Acts 26:15“The Lord spoke thus to me with a strong hand…” (Isaiah 8:11). There is no escape when our Lord speaks. He always comes using His authority and taking hold of our understanding. Has the voice of God come to you directly? If it has, you cannot mistake the intimate insistence…
  • How Could Someone So Persecute Jesus! January 28, 2023
    Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me? —Acts 26:14Are you determined to have your own way in living for God? We will never be free from this trap until we are brought into the experience of the baptism of “the Holy Spirit and fire” (Matthew 3:11). Stubbornness and self-will will always stab Jesus Christ. It […]