Category: The Impossibility of the Christian Life
The Lord continues to empty us in order to teach us to lay aside all self-reliance that we might cling to Christ alone.
The reason for every trial, every hardship, every rough wind in your life, is to show you your inability, your weakness, and to chase you back to God.
What is man's greatest problem? It is that God is a just and good God and must punish evil. Yet in His mercy He has made a way in which sinners can stand just before Him through the righteousness of His Son, Jesus Christ.
Church discipline is rarely practiced in modern Christianity. Yet this is something that Jesus Christ has told us to do, and Christ is more loving than any of us, so if we refuse to practice excommunication, than we are far less loving than Christ. May our view of love be that which is found in the life of Christ and not a view that is made up from our own understanding.
Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me. - John 15:4