Luke 9:23-26 ESV “And he said to all, ‘If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will save it. For what does it profit a man if … Continue reading Deny and Die and You Will Live
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I Press on Toward the Goal
Philippians 3:7-11 ESV “But whatever gain I had, I counted as loss for the sake of Christ. Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have suffered the loss of all things and count them as rubbish, in order that I may … Continue reading I Press on Toward the Goal
For Good or For Evil?
Minds Set on Things Above Colossians 3:1-4 ESV “If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. For you have died, and your life is … Continue reading For Good or For Evil?
What it Means to Believe in Jesus
Believing in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior of our lives means us humbling ourselves before him and us dying with him to sin and to self, and us living to him and to his righteousness, not just once, but continually until the day he takes us home to be with him. “And he said … Continue reading What it Means to Believe in Jesus
Plentiful Harvest but Few Laborers
Matthew 9:35-38 ESV “And Jesus went throughout all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom and healing every disease and every affliction. When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Then he said to … Continue reading Plentiful Harvest but Few Laborers
Unless You Turn and Become
Unless You Turn Matthew 18:1-4 ESV “At that time the disciples came to Jesus, saying, ‘Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?’ And calling to him a child, he put him in the midst of them and said, ‘Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never … Continue reading Unless You Turn and Become
What it Means to be In Christ
Who are in Christ Jesus? Romans 8:1-4 ESV “There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death. For God has done what the law, weakened by the flesh, could … Continue reading What it Means to be In Christ
Saved for Good Works
Ephesians 2:1-3 ESV “And you were dead in the trespasses and sins in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience — among whom we all once lived in the passions of … Continue reading Saved for Good Works
Work Out your Own Salvation
Philippians 2:5-8 ESV “Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in … Continue reading Work Out your Own Salvation
What is “The Gospel”?
The Simple Gospel? When you hear the word “gospel” or the phrase “the gospel of Jesus Christ,” what comes to mind? For me, it used to be that I thought of the “The Four Spiritual Laws,” a gospel tract put out by Bill Bright of “Campus Crusade for Christ.” In summary, the four laws state … Continue reading What is “The Gospel”?