The “Go” of Relationship

Whoever compels you to go one mile, go with him two. —Matthew 5:41 Our Lord’s teaching can be summed up in this: the relationship that He demands for us is an impossible one unless He has done a supernatural work in us. Jesus Christ demands that His disciple does not...

The “Go” of Reconciliation

If you…remember that your brother has something against you… —Matthew 5:23This verse says, “If you bring your gift to the altar, and there remember that your brother has something against you….” It is not saying, “If you search and find something because of your...

The “Go” of Renunciation

…someone said to Him, “Lord, I will follow You wherever You go.” —Luke 9:57 Our Lord’s attitude toward this man was one of severe discouragement, “for He knew what was in man” (John 2:25). We would have said, “I can’t imagine why He lost the opportunity of...

The “Go” of Unconditional Identification

Jesus…said to him, “One thing you lack: Go your way, sell whatever you have and give to the poor…and come, take up the cross, and follow Me.” —Mark 10:21 The rich young ruler had the controlling passion to be perfect. When he saw Jesus Christ, he wanted to...

The Awareness of the Call

…for necessity is laid upon me; yes, woe is me if I do not preach the gospel! —1 Corinthians 9:16We are inclined to forget the deeply spiritual and supernatural touch of God. If you are able to tell exactly where you were when you received the call of God and can...

The Assigning of the Call

I now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up in my flesh what is lacking in the afflictions of Christ, for the sake of His body, which is the church… —Colossians 1:24We take our own spiritual consecration and try to make it into a call of God, but when we get...
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