Tag «Faith»

The Living Christ

The women had brought spices, expecting to find Jesus’ body wrapped in burial garments, lying in the tomb. “He is not here — He has risen!” said the angel. Matthew 28:6 Too many Christians look yet for their Christ, among the dead. They do not get beyond the cross and the grave. They see Christ, …

Without Faith, It Is Impossible To Please Him

To The seeker after God faith is so vitally important that its value can hardly be exaggerated. “Without faith, it is impossible to please Him” (Hebrews 11:6). Until faith is present, God sternly refuses to deal with even the most earnest soul. Unbelief seals off the seeker and effectively blocks his access to God. With …

Not All Faith Pleases God

Without faith, it is impossible to please God, but not all faith pleases God. I do not recall another period when faith was as popular as it is today. Faith has come back into favor with almost everybody. The scientist, the cab driver, the philosopher, the actress, the politician, the prizefighter, the housewife—all are ready …

Not All Faith Pleases God

Without faith it is impossible to please God, but not all faith pleases God. I do not recall another period when faith was as popular as it is today. Faith has come back into favor with almost everybody. The scientist, the cab driver, the philosopher, the actress, the politician, the prize fighter, the housewife—all are …

Faith

Faith, obviously, is not a mere matter of feeling. It cannot be, because one’s feelings in this kind of condition can be very changeable. A Christian is not meant to be dejected when everything goes wrong. He is told to “rejoice”. Feelings belong to happiness alone, rejoicing takes in something much bigger than feelings; and …

True Faith

In the divine scheme of salvation, the doctrine of faith is central. Every benefit flowing from the atonement of Christ comes to the individual through the gateway of faith. We dare take nothing for granted concerning it. For a number of years, my heart has been troubled over the doctrine of faith as it is …

Faith Both Justifies and Sanctifies

“Having purified their hearts by faith.” Acts 15:9 Faith is a heart-purifying grace. Faith is a virgin grace, of a pure and heavenly nature. Faith is in the soul, as medicine in the body, which works out the disease. Faith works out pride, self-love, and hypocrisy. Faith consecrates the heart. That which was before the …

The Withered Fig Tree

Yesterday we briefly mentioned Mark 11:12-14 as Jesus curses the Fig tree. I want to talk about that today Tuesday the 13th of Nisan when the disciples asked how the fig tree withered so quickly. Mark 11:20-26 But before we move on to the withered fig tree it’s important not to leave out Mark 11:18 …