Dead faith and real faith

In James 2.14-26, we find a distinction between genuine, saving faith and dead faith. Now the bottom line is this. It corresponds to what Jesus said. A good tree will bring forth good fruit, while a bad tree will bring forth bad fruit. Brother James tells us that a...

Godward, Christ-centered Looking

An integral part of a healthy walk with Christ stems from what we choose to focus on in life. The Christian life is a supernatural life that is lived in the natural realm. When the apostle Paul was writing to the church at Corinth about being at home in the body, but...

Faith in the Power of God

Corinth was a city that prided itself as being a center of eloquent orators. That was a typical notion of the Greek and Roman world of the time. Like Corinth, our day and age is captivated by mesmerizing orators and motivational speakers. The “mantra” of...

Faith works by love

The title today is found in Galatians 5.6. The Greek word for works here is a word that means to operate or to put on display. It also could be translated energy. In other words, it is love that energizes, or puts faith on display. Faith and love are “twin...

Redeemed to Worship

Our focus today turns from earth to heaven. Oh what a contrast we see at the end of the book of Revelation in the language of those on earth compared with those who are dwellers in heaven! While on earth there is weeping and wailing (Revelation 18:15,19), the saints...