John 1:14-18 ESV “And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth. (John bore witness about him, and cried out, ‘This was he of whom I said, “He who comes after me ranks before me, … Continue reading Grace Upon Grace
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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?
The Grace in Which We Stand
Romans 5:1-2 ESV “Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God.” Justified by Faith To be justified is to … Continue reading The Grace in Which We Stand
A Great Persecution Against the Church
Acts 8:1 ESV “And Saul approved of his execution.” Saul (later called the Apostle Paul) approved of the execution of Stephen, who was a man of good repute, full of the Spirit and of wisdom – a man full of faith and of the Holy Spirit. For, some people hated Stephen, and so they plotted … Continue reading A Great Persecution Against the Church
Long for the Pure Word of God
As Obedient Children 1 Peter 2:1-3 ESV “So put away all malice and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all slander. Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation — if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is good.” In 1 Peter 1 … Continue reading Long for the Pure Word of God
Is Obedience to God Necessary?
I saw this quote on Facebook today: “Our obedience to God is not going to get us to heaven. It’s the fruit we live out because we are headed to heaven. Paul calls it ‘spiritual worship’ in Romans 12:1. It’s the service we know we should do, but we sometimes need a reminder to do. … Continue reading Is Obedience to God Necessary?
He Will Swallow Up
Isaiah 25:6-9 ESV “On this mountain the Lord of hosts will make for all peoples a feast of rich food, a feast of well-aged wine, of rich food full of marrow, of aged wine well refined. And he will swallow up on this mountain the covering that is cast over all peoples, the veil that … Continue reading He Will Swallow Up
Guarded Through Faith
1 Peter 1:3-5 ESV “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you, … Continue reading Guarded Through Faith
Teach Sound Doctrine
Titus 2:1 NASB “But as for you, proclaim the things which are fitting for sound doctrine.” When we share the gospel of Jesus Christ and the truths of Scripture with others, we need to be diligent concerning making certain, as best as we understand it, that we are proclaiming what is in accord with sound … Continue reading Teach Sound Doctrine
Conditional or Unconditional?
John 8:31-32 NIV “To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said, ‘If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.’” There are many people today who are teaching that God’s love for us is unconditional. Is it? It is … Continue reading Conditional or Unconditional?