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

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

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”?

They Grieved His Holy Spirit

Isaiah 63:7 ESV “I will recount the steadfast love of the Lord, the praises of the Lord, according to all that the Lord has granted us, and the great goodness to the house of Israel that he has granted them according to his compassion, according to the abundance of his steadfast love.” We who believe … Continue reading They Grieved His Holy Spirit