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Two new books from Peter & Vivien Wade...
each has its own web page with page previews!
Exploring God's Amazing Word -- 18 Bible Studies on Positive Living in Christ. Also available in Spanish.
Bunches of Blessings: Poems by Vivien Wade -- Inspiration, reflection, motivation. 69 poems to brighten your day.
#59 / 08 Apr 2003|
You have been saying...
Last year I purchased a book that I had first heard/read/seen here, on your web page. That book has been LIFE CHANGING FOR ME! It's helped me to understand my life in Christ and His in me. Thank you for allowing such wonderful writings/teachings to be seen on your web page.
Keep up the great work. I look forward to purchasing other book offers from you. God bless you. -- Sue, Minnesota, USA.
Peter, Recently I read "Dynamics of Giving and Receiving". What an amazing liberating book! I think the way tithing is encouraged in the church is bordering on grave error. Many pastors still say that tithing was pre-law and still applies. -- David, South Australia.
Hello! My mom has just recently found a copy of the book, "Quiet Talks on Prayer" by S.D. Gordon. It has been such a blessing to both of us! I have searched for his other publications and have come up only with your website which has adapted portions of a couple of his other titles. -- Julie, USA.
I recently listened to the CD "Hidden Treasure". I have really enjoyed it. I was very interested in the preparation of positive teaching segments as I teach in a prison ministry. We try to make sure our guys know who they are Christ and really work at helping them purge sin consciousness. -- Garry, USA.
45 years of ministry!
Congratulations on your 45 years of ministry! It's such a blessing to have been touched by your teaching over the past few years through your books, online audio, web site, CDs and tapes. Thank you so much for your faithfulness and obedience to God and His Word. -- David, Alaska, USA
Congratulations on 45 years of faithful service "In Christ Jesus". You both are an inspiration to us all. Thank you for your awesome presence of Christ on the WWW. Most all, thank you for your friendship. It is an eternal treasure to me personally. -- Bill & Donna, Alabama, USA.
Wow! I'm impressed. I am filled with joy upon reflection of how many hearts (including mine) you have blessed over the years with your love and teaching about God's incredible love for us and how to access the positive life in Christ that he wants for us as his beloved children. And not only that, but you are very beloved friends. Congratulations and many, many more years of blessing the saints. I know you're addicted to the ministry of the saints and I, for one, am very glad. Keep it up! -- Geri, California, USA.
The first three chapters of the book that was the catalyst to changing the life of J. Hudson Taylor, famous missionary to China. This very rare book is "Christ Is All" by Stephen H. Tyng, published in 1849.
Read Hudson Taylor's own account of the change in his life at http://www.peterwade.com/articles/other/htchrall.shtml
Insights From My Writing...
Why I Can Receive Godís Instruction
"For what man knows the things of a man except the spirit of the man which is in him? Even so no one knows the things of God except the Spirit of God. Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might know the things that have been freely given to us by God" (I Corinthians 2:11-12).
I am beginning to understand why God each day directs my thoughts to passages in the Bible He wants me to read. My mind is not the same as a "natural" mind. "But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned" (I Corinthians 2:14).
God knows I will receive His instruction because I have received Christ as my life. His words are not foolishness to me because I have Christ within me. My mind receives those things which God gives freely to me. The "natural man", on the other hand, is the unsaved man, a person who has yet to receive Christ as his life. He is an unbeliever, lives in a material world, and is governed by what knowledge he gains by his five senses. The life of a natural man is limited to philosophy, the scientific approach, advice from friends, television news and all other worldly knowledge.
"For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, 'He catches the wise in their own craftiness'; and again, 'The Lord knows the thoughts of the wise, that they are futile'" (I Corinthians 3:19-20). God is pointing out to me that I have the ability to receive the wisdom God gives me. A person who relies on sense knowledge (the natural man) is unable to receive the great and wonderful promises of God. (From "Renewing Your Mind", Chapter 5, by Peter Wade, adapted by Hildy Matthews.)
Affirmation: As I perceive Godís instruction from His viewpoint, I realize why my mind is receiving spiritual knowledge rapidly. I continue daily to read Godís Word, and I thank God for the clear distinction between a natural man who relies on worldly knowledge and a spiritual person who can receive the instruction from God.
Insights from Every Chapter in the Bible
G. Campbell Morgan was a well-known preacher and writer of over 60 books from the first half of the 20th century. In each issue he gives a comment from one verse in every chapter of the Bible. We continue with Paul's second letter to the Corinthians.
"For we also are weak in Him" (II Corinthians 13:4).
This is a startling statement, taken thus away from that which immediately follows it. Finally to isolate these words would be to wrong the teaching of the Apostle, which is intended to emphasize his power, and that of all those called to the ministry of the Word. Nevertheless it is good to get fast hold of the truth they declare.
The sense in which we are weak in Christ is revealed in the statement concerning the Lord with which this verse opens: "He was crucified through weakness." It is with that statement that we are to link these words: "we also are weak in Him." All that the Cross meant of weakness to Christ, we share in fellowship with Him. In what sense was He crucified in weakness? In one sense only -- He was unable to deliver Himself from the Cross, if He were to be able to deliver men from sin. He Who could have asked for twelve legions of angels to scatter His foes, could not do so if He were to make possible the saving of those very men. Thus, in that sacred love-compelled inability, He was crucified.
This then is our weakness. In proportion as we are identified with Him, we are for ever unable to spare ourselves. What comfort this brings in every hour in which our strength is expended, exhausted in His service! We might conserve it by parting company with Him. When we refuse to do so, and are weakened by the way, "we... are weak in Him." That is ever the condition for the operation of the power of God. It was so in Him. It is so in us.
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