righteousness


THE BOOK OF ACTS – WORDS TO LIVE BY

WORDS TO LIVE BY “‘I’ve never, as you so well know, had any taste for wealth or fashion. With these bare hands I took care of my own basic needs and those who worked with me. In everything I’ve done, I have demonstrated to you how necessary it is to work on behalf of the weak and not exploit them. …Continue reading →

THE BOOK OF ACTS – PETER GOT IT!

PETER GOT IT! “Peter fairly exploded with his good news. ‘It’s God’s own truth, nothing could be plainer. God plays no favourites! It makes no difference who you are or where you’re from — if you want God and are ready to do as He says, the door is open. The Message He sent to the children of Israel — …Continue reading →

Gift of Righteousness

D ear Family I think most people like to receive gifts. I know I certainly do. For me, the best kinds are always the unexpected ones, those not tied to a date or an occasion. The element of surprise somehow seems to make the gift a lot more desirable. The worst kind of gifts to receive has to be those …Continue reading →

WHO MAY DWELL?

Dear Family I am enjoying our “Journey through the Psalms” on a Sunday morning so much. Never before did I realize just how rich and complete the psalms actually are. It’s clearly no wonder that these were used by the ancient (and present) lovers of God to express their devotion, confidence in, inner feelings, fears, faith, hope and pure love …Continue reading →

Jesus Did Not Say That He Will Fill Us With Righteousness

JESUS DID NOT SAY THAT HE WOULD FILL US WITH RIGHTEOUSNESS Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled. Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy. Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God. (Matt. 5: 6-8) Just as we learned yesterday, these three statements are connected because …Continue reading →

A Mystery Man

A MYSTERY MAN This Melchizedek was king of Salem and priest of God Most High. He met Abraham returning from the defeat of the kings and blessed him, and Abraham gave him a tenth of everything. First, the name “Melchizedek” means ‘king of righteousness”; then also, “king of Salem” means “king of peace.” Without father or mother, without genealogy, without …Continue reading →

Going For The Throat

GOING FOR THE THROAT “So again I ask, does God give His Spirit and work miracles among you by the works of the law, or by your believing what you heard? So also Abraham “believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness.” Understand, then, that those who have faith are children of Abraham. “Scripture foresaw that God would …Continue reading →

Really Living

REALLY LIVING “He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for His name’s sake.” Psalm 23:1. What was wrong with David’s soul that needed restoring? We could replace the word “soul” with “life”. Like everyone else, he was aware that his life was out of sync with God from the beginning. He lamented, after he fell into …Continue reading →

So Simple, Really

SO SIMPLE, REALLY “Moses writes this about the righteousness that is by the law: ‘The person who does these things will live by them.’ But the righteousness that is by faith says: ‘Do not say in your heart, ‘Who will ascend into heaven?’ (that is, to bring Christ down) or ‘Who will descend into the deep?’ (that is, to bring …Continue reading →

On Or Under The Rock?

ON OR UNDER THE ROCK? “What, then, shall we say? That the Gentiles, who did not pursue righteousness, have obtained it, a righteousness that is by faith; but the people of Israel, who pursued the law as a way of righteousness, have not attained their goal. Why not? Because they pursued it not by faith but as if it were …Continue reading →