Is He Your Friend, or a Doctrine?

“A rule I have had for years is: to treat the Lord Jesus Christ as a personal friend. His is not a creed, a mere doctrine, but it is He Himself we have.”   ~D.L. Moody Friendship with God can be a liberating secret. It releases us from the terrible bondage of religion and ritual withContinue reading “Is He Your Friend, or a Doctrine?”

Quarantined, for His Purposes

Quarantines are a real possibility, even in this day. A quarantine is imposed when disease is contagious enough that it would harm a society: Measles, Smallpox, and the recent Ebola Virus  are just a few physical diseases where strict isolation must be imposed. It can be severe— an epidemic, with desperate consequences if not adheredContinue reading “Quarantined, for His Purposes”

Frailty Doesn’t Disqualify Us

by Terry Powell, “God keeps a person usable by keeping him weak.” – Ron Dunn An incident in Jack Murray’s life showed that weakness is not a hindrance to usefulness in God’s kingdom. His son, George, told this story in chapel while he served as President of Columbia International University. Jack, a traveling evangelist decadesContinue reading “Frailty Doesn’t Disqualify Us”

A.W. Tozer’s Gems

“You can see God from anywhere if your mind is set to love and obey Him.” It is scarcely possible in most places to get anyone to attend a meeting where the only attraction is God. A pharisee is hard on others and easy on himself, but a spiritual man is easy on others andContinue reading “A.W. Tozer’s Gems”