Poetry

You Who are Spiritual

By John Woodward

There are many varieties of spirituality in our culture yet often these metaphysical paths are dead end streets. True spirituality needs to be properly related to God–the ultimate Spiritual Being. Jesus instructed us, “But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the…

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The Perfected and Progressive Aspects of the Believer’s Sanctification

By John Woodward

Is it possible to be so excited about God’s grace and our new identity in Christ that we miss part of God’s provision for victorious living? Imagine a mechanic who sets out to fix his car, since the engine won’t run. He finds and replaces the broken part and puts it all back together. The…

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Passive Righteousness Part 2

By Martin Luther

“Passive Righteousness” (part 2 of 2) by Martin Luther [“Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and do not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage … For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision avails anything, but faith working through love … For you, brethren, have been…

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Passive Righteousness Part 1

By Martin Luther

“Passive Righteousness” part 1 by Martin Luther [“Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law but by faith in Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Christ Jesus, that we might be justified by faith in Christ and not by the works of the law; for by the works of…

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From Doctrine to Experience

By John Woodward

How should theology relate to life? The epistles of Paul address this question by their very structure. Notice this pattern: Romans 1-11 are primarily doctrinal; chapters 12-16 are practical. Ephesians 1-3 are doctrinal; chapters 4-6 are practical. Colossians 1-2 are doctrinal; chapters 3-4 are practical. Why did the Holy Spirit inspire this pattern? The key…

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The Battleground of the Soul (Part 2)

By T Austin-Sparks

“Blessed are you, Simon … My Father (has revealed it unto you)” (Matt. 16:17; See vs. 13-25). “He [Jesus] … said unto Peter, Get behind Me, Satan” (Matt. 16:23). “Simon … Satan asked to have you … but I made supplication for you” (Luke 22:31-32). The Ground Of Satan’s Power (a) The World (b) Uncrucified…

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The Battleground of the Soul (Part 1)

By T Austin-Sparks

“Blessed are you, Simon … My Father (has revealed it unto you)” (Matt. 16:17; See vs. 13-25). “He [Jesus] … said unto Peter, Get behind Me, Satan” (Matt. 16:23). “Simon … Satan asked to have you … but I made supplication for you” (Luke 22:31-32). We have before us the spiritual history in the making…

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Journey to the End of Self

By Charles Solomon

When I came to JesusFor the cleansing of my sin, (John 3:3)My heart was set at peaceAs the Saviour came within. (2 Cor. 5:17) Looking to His promiseOf a life of victory, (2 Cor.2:14)My faith was sadly taxed,As I struggled to be free. (Rom. 7:24,25) The burdens that I boreWere heavier day by day;It seemed…

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God’s Processing Tunnel

By Charles Solomon

Egypt As we embark on the journey of lifeAnd partake in its burdens and cares;Ere long we loathe the turmoil and strife,And seek respite from its snares. In vain we search for joy hat enduresAmong the pleasures and trinkets of Earth;Only to find that which beckons and luresIs empty and void of true worth. On…

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Himself

By A. B. Simpson

Once it was the blessing, now it is the Lord;Once it was the feeling, now it is His Word.Once His gifts I wanted, now the Giver own;Once I sought for healing, now Himself alone. Once ’twas painful trying, now ’tis perfect trust;Once a half salvation, now the uttermost.Once ’twas ceaseless holding, now He holds me…

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