John Woodward

Taking Up Your Cross Daily

By John Woodward

An Outline Teaching Since the believer’s SPIRIT is already saved (Ephesians 2:8-9), and his BODY will be saved (redeemed) at the resurrection (Romans 8:22-24), the major focus for taking up the Cross for victorious living is the SOUL. “Therefore lay aside all filthiness and overflow of wickedness, and receive with meekness the implanted Word, which…

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A Response

By John Woodward

A Response to an article circulated that criticizes the counseling model of Dr. Charles Solomon This response is not required to vindicate Grace Fellowship International. Our aspiration is to have such a God-centered calling that we can echo Paul’s attitude: “But with me it is a very small thing that I should be judged by…

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An Invitation to Biblical Faith

By John Woodward

  When your eternal destiny is at stake, you can’t afford to base your acceptance or rejection of the Bible’s message on secondhand opinions. Maybe you were raised in church and are familiar with the more popular Bible stories. Or maybe you have sat under skeptical scholarship in a religious education class or the Discovery…

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Say ‘No’ to the Scarecrow

By John Woodward

“If indeed you have heard Him and have been taught by Him, as the truth is in Jesus: that you put off, concerning your former conduct, the old man which grows corrupt according to the deceitful lusts.” (Eph 4:21,22). The issue This text in Ephesians has caused many believers to think that they are simultaneously…

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Blue Christmas

By John Woodward

My wife and I were invited to speak at a “Blue Christmas” service for those who are grieving the passing of loved ones. The time for reflection, sharing and worship was just as much for us as for the other who attended. Four brief devotions were given as symbolized by the lighting of candles. This…

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From Faith to Faith, Part 1

By John Woodward

“For in it [the gospel] the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, ‘The just shall live by faith.’” When I was a teenager I rode in some motorcycle enduro events. An enduro is a rally covering about 90 miles of wood trails, dirt roads, creek-crossings and “you-name-it”. The…

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Being in Order to Do

By John Woodward

Life seems to get busier and busier these days. There’s always more to do … tasks that demand our attention. Technology is bringing us more automated helpers. Smart vacuum cleaners roam through rooms, hopefully gobbling up unwanted dust; robots are becoming sophisticated assistants. iPhone’s Siri, Android’s Google Now, and GPS devices are to help us…

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The Trustworthiness of God’s Word

By John Woodward

When I was back in Atlanta for a summer during my college years, I saw an advertisement promising a $5000 income for summer work. When I went to the recruiting seminar I didn’t realize that their lead salesman was selling us on selling cutlery! So, in addition to taking a couple of summer courses I…

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Only a Sinner?

By John Woodward

Are you “only a sinner” saved by grace? As an evangelical Christian, this is probably a statement you’re familiar with. It sounds right, but is it? I regularly hear that this sentiment is all to common in conservative church circles. Why is that? 1. The good old hymn declares, “I’m only a sinner saved by…

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Grammar of Galatians 2:20

By John Woodward

Question: …I need you to help with the interpretation of the last phrase in Galatians 2:20: “I live by faith in the Son of God,” or is it ” I live by the faith of the Son of God ” Our discipleship group is looking for an answer to this as the meaning is very…

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