The Discipline of Elimination

Let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which clings so closely. Hebrews 12:1 Neither the Lord Jesus Christ, the Apostles, nor the first-century Christians could live a successful and faithful life without eliminating everything and anything that might hinder their calling. Thus Jesus warned his followers: “If your hand or your foot causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away. It is better for you to enter life maimed or crippled than to have two hands or two feet and be thrown into eternal fire. And if your eye causes you to sin, gouge it … Continue reading “The Discipline of Elimination”

The Way of the Lamb / George Steinberger

These are the ones who follow the Lamb wherever He goes. Revelation 14:4 THE FOOTPRINTS of the Lamb of God mark out the only way upon which true spiritual progress is possible. It is the pathway where we find enduring peace, where we live a fruitful life, where we win spiritual victories, where we attain to the goal of glory. He who follows the Lamb in His way comes at last to where the Lamb Himself is. And the Lamb is in the midst of the throne. No other way leads thither. Often the way of full salvation through Christ … Continue reading “The Way of the Lamb / George Steinberger”

Serving Christ as a Chimney Sweep

“It is enough for the disciple to be like his teacher, and the servant like his master.” Matthew 10:25 At age seventeen, Peter Torjesen (1892-1939) signed his life away. During a church service in his native Norway, he listened to a passionate missionary talk about China. Following the sermon, an offering was received. His daughter later wrote, “He opened his wallet and poured out all the money in it. Then he realized he had to offer more than money, and found a piece of paper and wrote three words Og mit liv (‘And my life’).” “The man who counted the … Continue reading “Serving Christ as a Chimney Sweep”

Grace & Salvation (Part 1)

It was 1983. At the time, John Abbott was a hard-nosed regional manager with Thornton Oil Co., living in New Albany, Indiana. John grew up in a church parsonage and eventually he enrolled in a Bible college, from which he was expelled for a minor infraction. John then enrolled in the Air Force, serving his country for over nine years. While in the military, he married and divorced. He later remarried, but in time serious strains occurred that marriage. Finally, his lovely wife LeAnn, a committed Christian, issued an ultimatum: “Either you get your act together and start going to … Continue reading “Grace & Salvation (Part 1)”