What sort of persons are those whom God calls holy? Holiness is the habit of being of one mind with God, according as we find His mind described in Scripture. It is the habit of agreeing in God’s judgment – hating what He hates – loving what He loves – and measuring everything in this world…… Continue reading Holiness

Prayer: Towards excellence

A prayer for growth:  that your love for knowledge may abound And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, (Philippians 1:9, NIV) And this I pray, that your love may abound still more and more in knowledge and all discernment, (Philippians 1:9, NKJV) Paul…… Continue reading Prayer: Towards excellence

The Holy Spirit and his gifts (1)

How He enables his church for works of service In the early morning of New Yeas Day 1901 a group of Bible students came together, earnestly seeking to experience the presence and power of the Holy Spirit, hoping for something amazing.  They were convinced that speaking in tongues was a sure sign of being baptised…… Continue reading The Holy Spirit and his gifts (1)

Extreme Christianity?

Let us cast to the winds as idle talk the common notion that it is possible to be “extreme” and go “too far” in religion [Christian faith]. This is a favourite of the devil, and one which he circulates with vast industry. (J.C. Ryle in Holiness)

Excuses for not praying

I am too busy too pray We are not living in a contemplative age – yet, certain mystic practices of ancient Asian origin are taking root:  yoga, Transcendental Meditation, etc. We try to press ahead without fuel in the tank!  We know the importance of filling up, but try to get a bit further -…… Continue reading Excuses for not praying

Why is Communion necessary?

There is with some Christians the idea that the sacraments are not important.  Some parents would withhold the sacrament of baptism from their children for reasons pure human and not in accordance with the Word of God. Communion Sundays come and go and some church members would not regard the sacrament important to set aside…… Continue reading Why is Communion necessary?