I have heard it said that you don’t have to get your life right to come to God. While it is true that we do nothing in our flesh to earn or to deserve our own salvation, and that we can’t be saved of our own merit, or of our own good works, which are … Continue reading I Have Heard it Said
Summary Luke 9:1-22 Jesus sent out his 12 disciples to proclaim the kingdom of God and to heal, and so they departed and went through the villages, preaching the gospel and healing everywhere. And when the disciples returned, they told Jesus everything that they had done. Jesus then took his disciples and withdrew apart to … Continue reading The Gospel Revealed
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 What Does it Profit?
Luke 9:23 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.’” The modern teaching of today in much of the institutional church, at least here in America, is that we do nothing – no repentance, no obedience, and no … Continue reading Save It or Lose It?
Do you know that God’s grace to us is conditional? – And not just on his sacrificial death on a cross for our sins, and not on us praying a prayer to receive Christ, and not on us professing faith in him, but it is conditional on us actually living the faith that we profess, … Continue reading Conditional Grace
James 3:13 ESV “Who is wise and understanding among you? By his good conduct let him show his works in the meekness of wisdom.” Wisdom is not the same as intellectual knowledge. Someone can have a lot of book smarts and not be wise at all. Someone could have a seminary degree in biblical studies … Continue reading Not What You Know, What You Do
Luke 9:23 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.” Deny Self Jesus said this. He said that if we want to come after him, we must first of all deny ourselves. And, to deny is to refuse … Continue reading Die Daily, Follow Jesus