Highly Favored, Greatly Blessed, and Much Graced
Posted on December 17, 2014 4 Comments
How would you like to be greeted by an angel, like Mary was, on the morning the Angel Gabriel paid her a personal visit? Now in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of […]
What a Relief!
Posted on December 10, 2014 3 Comments
Do you think that being a Christian is hard because there are so many rules to follow? “Do this! Don’t do that! Act this way!” Is Christianity about how well you are able to keep the rules? And is God angry with you because you are not keeping the rules very well. If so, you’ve […]
Why It’s Okay to Ask God to Forgive Your Sins
Posted on November 12, 2014 12 Comments
I confess to you, it’s been a long time since I asked God to forgive me of my sins. Why? Because I believe He has already forgiven me of all of them. And when did that happen? Two thousand years ago on the cross! That’s when Jesus died for all our sins and prayed on […]
When Will We Learn?
Posted on November 5, 2014 4 Comments
Are you still struggling to be righteous and still doing your best to sanctify yourself because you desire to please God? How many more times do you have to fail before you come to your senses and believe the Bible that “by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified?” Will you continue […]
Are You Laboring in Vain?
Posted on September 24, 2014 2 Comments
They call it your “cutting edge.” It’s what puts you ahead of the competition. It gives you the advantage you need to succeed. It’s the key to your long term progress. If you have it, you need to retain it. If you lose it, you should take steps to recover it immediately. That’s true in […]
The Sin Solution
Posted on September 17, 2014 3 Comments
Want to know the solution to sin–to the penalty, power, and presence of sin? It’s not The Ten Commandments. It is not the fear of judgment. It is the revelation of Christ. It is GRACE! And of His fullness we have all received, and grace for grace. For the law was given through Moses, but […]
An Unholy Mixture
Posted on September 10, 2014 4 Comments
Some things do not mix. Oil and water. War and peace. Grace and law. Listen to Paul on the relationship between grace and law. Even so then, at this present time there is a remnant according to the election of grace. And if by grace, then it is no longer of works; otherwise grace is […]
Is God Fair?
Posted on August 20, 2014 1 Comment
How would you feel? He works for one hour. You work for eight. You do the same job, but at the end of the day, you both get paid the exact same amount. Would you cry foul? Would you feel robbed? Would you have the right to be angry? Then you can identify with the […]
Does the Devil Frighten You?
Posted on July 9, 2014 5 Comments
Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. (1 Peter 5:8) Notice how Peter described the devil. He used the personal possessive adjective, your. This means Satan is not just “the” enemy; he is “your” personal enemy. And you are his personal target. […]
Is Jesus Having An Affair?
Posted on July 2, 2014 5 Comments
Adultery is a sin. It occurs when a married person develops an intimate relationship with someone other than his or her spouse. The Law forbids it. God frowns on it. Jesus is accused of it. Is He guilty?