Gospel of Man or of God?

Jesus Gave Himself for Galatians 1:2-5 ESV “To the churches of Galatia: “Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ, who gave himself for our sins to deliver us from the present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father, to whom be the glory forever … Continue reading Gospel of Man or of God?

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

Let’s Go on to Maturity

The Elementary Doctrine Hebrews 6:1-3 ESV “Therefore, let us leave the elementary doctrine of Christ and go on to maturity, not laying again a foundation of repentance from dead works and of faith toward God, and of instruction about washings, the laying on of hands, the resurrection of the dead, and eternal judgment. And this … Continue reading Let’s Go on to Maturity

Speak the Words of Life

The Day of Pentecost was past, the church (the body of Christ) was growing in numbers, and the apostles were preaching the gospel and healing the sick and afflicted in the name of Jesus Christ. But they were also facing much opposition from the same people who opposed Jesus Christ. Rulers in the temple arrested … Continue reading Speak the Words of Life

The Cruelty of Tenderness

Dietrich Bonhoeffer: “Nothing can be more cruel than the tenderness that consigns another to his sin. Nothing can be more compassionate than the severe rebuke that calls a brother back from the path of sin.” Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Life Together: The Classic Exploration of Christian Community Sin Not Taken Seriously We live in an era within … Continue reading The Cruelty of Tenderness

All in God’s Plan

Luke 19:1-10 ESV “He entered Jericho and was passing through. And behold, there was a man named Zacchaeus. He was a chief tax collector and was rich. And he was seeking to see who Jesus was, but on account of the crowd he could not, because he was small in stature. So he ran on … Continue reading All in God’s Plan

They are Circumventing the Cross

John 10:1-4 ESV “Truly, truly, I say to you, he who does not enter the sheepfold by the door but climbs in by another way, that man is a thief and a robber. But he who enters by the door is the shepherd of the sheep. To him the gatekeeper opens. The sheep hear his … Continue reading They are Circumventing the Cross

Let Us Worship and Bow Down

Psalms 95:1-2 ESV “Oh come, let us sing to the Lord; let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation! Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise!” Do you know that you don’t have to be a great singer … Continue reading Let Us Worship and Bow Down

IF We Walk in the Light

Do You Practice the Truth? 1 John 1:5-6 ESV “This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. If we say we have fellowship with him while we walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth.” … Continue reading IF We Walk in the Light

Hearts Far from God

Isaiah 29:13-14 ESV “And the Lord said: ‘Because this people draw near with their mouth and honor me with their lips, while their hearts are far from me, and their fear of me is a commandment taught by men, therefore, behold, I will again do wonderful things with this people, with wonder upon wonder; and … Continue reading Hearts Far from God