Monthly Archives: October 2013

Does It Really Matter?

For all we profess to believe about our faith being rooted in the power of the Holy Spirit, far too much of daily life and ministry is conducted in our own strength. The proof of this is our prayerlessness. Francis Schaeffer once asked his wife:
“Edith, I wonder what would happen to most churches and Christian work if we awakened tomorrow, and everything concerning the reality and work of the Holy Spirit, and everything concerning prayer, were removed from the Bible. I don’t mean just ignored, but actually cut out—disappeared. I wonder how much difference it would make?” We concluded it would not make much difference in many board meetings, committee meetings, decisions and activities.


A Sure Sign of True Grace

A sure sign of God’s grace at work in our hearts is when we not only fear and hate the consequences of sin, but sin itself. We know God has done a work of grace in us when we long to be saved from the power and presence of sin and not just it’s effects. Here is A. W. Pink on this subject,”The nature of Christ’s salvation is woefully misrepresented by the present-day evangelist. He announces a Savior from hell rather than a Savior from sin. And that is why so many are fatally deceived, for there are multitudes who wish to escape the Lake of Fire who have no desire to be delivered from their carnality and worldliness.”

Transforming Grace

Before Grace