Category: Spiritual Digest

Keeping The Main Thing, The Main Thing

Keeping The Main Thing, The Main Thing

One thing I ask from the Lord, this only do I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze on the beauty of the Lord and to seek him in his temple. Psalm 27:4. One of the biggest challenges we face as humans is keeping the main thing the […]

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Ministry is Teamwork

Ministry is Teamwork

I planted the seed, Apollos watered it, but God gave the increase. 1Cor. 3:6 People love to take credit for things they accomplish even though it is common knowledge that no one can accomplish anything alone. Only God can do that but even with God He prefers teamwork and that is the pattern He has left for His creation. God […]

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Why Christ Suffered and Died in Jerusalem?

Why Christ Suffered and Died

The death of Christ is not only the demonstration of God’s love (John 3:16), but also the supreme expression of Christ’s own love for all who receive Him as their personal savior. It baffles us that God who is all powerful and knows everything allowed His only Son to suffer and die. Why did God not make another way to […]

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God's Love and Care for His People

The Shepherd And Sheep. Who Is The Boss?

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. Ps. 23:1 Although many can verbally interpret what this verse is saying correctly, but the way we live it out gives a different interpretation. We live out this verse daily as if we employed or hired God to watch over us and ensure that we are protected and well cared for. […]

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In his classic work Jesus – God and Man (German original 1964) Wolfhart Pannenberg argues for the sinlessness of Jesus, as most of the Christian tradition has done

You Are Spotlessly Clean, Stay That Way!

Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. 2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will. […]

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Watch Your Words! (Image by Shutterstock)

Watch Your Words!

May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer. Psalm 19:14 To feel the weight of David’s plea in this single verse, one must review Psalm 19 altogether. It began with a focus on the glory of God which everything created in heaven and earth […]

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ECWA Weekly Spiritual Digest

Who is the God of this World?

“The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of his Messiah, and he will reign for ever and ever.” Rev. 11:15b Gen. 1:1, John 1:3 and Col. 1:16 confirm that God, through Jesus Christ created the world and everything in it – the angels, Satan, demons, human beings, etc. Every creature does God’s will – yes, even Satan. At creation, God […]

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Receiving Christ involves turning to God from self (repentance) and trusting Christ to come into our lives to forgive our sins and to make us what He wants us to be.

You think you know God?

I know that you can do all things; no plan of yours can be thwarted. Job 42:2 God is transcendent and beyond knowledge. All that a human being can know about God is so infinitesimal that it amounts to almost nothing. Even this miniscule knowledge is only possible as God reveals Himself to us. Many claim to know God, Christians, […]

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Life's Journey Requires Grace

The Journey to Grace

That if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved. Rom. 10:9-10 What is Paul saying here when he declared […]

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Job and his friends, 1870 (Drawing by Heinz)

To know God is to despise oneself

I know that my redeemer lives, and that in the end he will stand on the earth. Job 19:25 Job had an intimate relationship with God and addressed God personally as His redeemer. His knowledge of God was not merely intellectual or emotional but experiential, and that dictated how Job related with God. As his Redeemer, Job knew that God […]

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