By Faith Not Feeling

"The just shall live by faith"   (Romans 1:17).

I shall not die, I can, I do, believe in the LORD my God, and this faith will keep me alive. I would be numbered among those who in their lives are just; but even if I were perfect I would not try to live by my righteousness; I would cling to the work of the LORD Jesus and still live by faith in Him and by nothing else. If I were able to give my body to be burned for my LORD Jesus, yet I would not trust in my own courage and constancy, but still would live by faith.


Were I a martyr at the stake
I'd plead my Saviour's name;
Intreat a pardon for His sake,
And urge no other claim.

To live by faith is a far surer and happier thing than to live by feelings or by works, The branch, by living in the vine, lives a better life than it would live by itself, even if it were possible for it to live at all apart from the stem. To live by clinging to Jesus, by deriving all from Him, is a sweet and sacred thing. If even the most just must live in this fashion, how much more must I who am a poor sinner! LORD, I believe. I must trust Thee wholly. What else can I do? Trusting Thee is my life.... 

(Taken from Faith's Checkbook by C. H. Spurgeon) 

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Events
  • 01
    Apr
    OLI USA & Canada in St. Louis, MO

    New members from each churches in USA & Canada region will come for a Biblical training

  • 17
    Feb
    OLI Asia Pacific in Seoul, KR

    New ministers from Asia Pacific region will come together for a leadership training and planning for the mission revival in the region in 2020

  • 28
    Jan
    International Para-church Mission Forum 2020

    Leaders from Para-Church organizations would meet in order to discuss widening the opportunities for the sphere of evangelism in new year 2020.

World Olivet Assembly believes in equipping believers with theological and practical resources that would enable them to advance the work the gospel.

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World Olivet Assembly (WOA) is a global gathering of evangelical churches and para-church organizations existing for the advancement of world mission.

World Olivet Assembly believes in equipping believers with theological and practical resources that would enable them to advance the work the gospel.