Before any of us came to faith in Jesus Christ, we were all dead in our sins, without God, and without hope of eternal life with God. We were under the control of sin and of Satan, doing what was opposed to God and to his Word. But, then we heard the message of salvation … Continue reading With All HIS Energy
“Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles.” Hebrews 12:1a NIV The great cloud of witnesses, I believe, are the heroes of the faith of Hebrews 11 who have gone before us. They have set the example … Continue reading Our Eyes on Jesus
There are a lot of people these days who are “cherry picking” scriptures which support their lifestyle choices, while they often ignore the context, as a whole, from which those scriptures are drawn. This first verse here in Romans 8 is one of those scriptures. For, these people assume they are “in Christ Jesus” merely … Continue reading Cherry Picking
“For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age, waiting for our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, who gave himself for us … Continue reading The Grace of God
“For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.” Eph. 2:8-9 ESV This passage of scripture is a foundational scripture to the Christian faith, but it is probably the most widely … Continue reading Saved by Grace through Faith
Hebrews 4:1-2 ESV (Read vv. 1-10) Therefore, while the promise of entering his rest still stands, let us fear lest any of you should seem to have failed to reach it. For good news came to us just as to them, but the message they heard did not benefit them, because they were not united … Continue reading What’s Our Part?
Isaiah 26:1-4 ESV In that day this song will be sung in the land of Judah: “We have a strong city; he sets up salvation as walls and bulwarks. Open the gates, that the righteous nation that keeps faith may enter in. You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because … Continue reading Preserving Faith