Clear throughout John’s first epistle is his notion that true regeneration, without transformation, makes the authenticity of the supposed regeneration, suspect. The purchase of our redemption and adoption was not cheap. Though it cost us nothing, the ransom paid was the violent death of God’s only Son. This has profound implications for our Christian walk.
What great joy it would be to see the body of Christ flourishing in our day. To see a sustained visitation by God, a powerful move of the Holy Spirit, another great awakening with the household of faith on fire. There’s nothing wrong with praying for this as all great revivals were preceded by faithful […]
Either your rapidly fleeting life is passing with eternal hope or your rapidly fleeting life is passing by hopelessly. Either you possess eternal life or you’re facing eternal separation from God. Now would be a good time to do something about your “either or” situation. Brevity should prompt your next move…
Many suppose Jesus was poor because He was born in a stable and His first bassinet was a feeding trough. But remember, Joseph was a carpenter and would’ve been earning a fair day’s wage. Jesus was born in a stable because the inn was full, not because Joseph and Mary couldn’t afford the room fee. The One who owned the cattle on a thousand hills chose to be born in a cattle barn.
You had no means to negotiate peace with God. But God, from the beginning, had a plan for peace. His would be through His only Son, The Prince of Peace. God would present His only Son as a sacrifice to make peace between Him and you! What are the terms He offers? Unconditional surrender. There is no greater love than this!
God the Son became the Son of Man, and remains fully God and fully man. Jesus is His name! His birth was announced by an extraordinary choir of angels to ordinary shepherds keeping watch over their flocks by night. While the Holy Spirit brought forth Jesus’ extraordinary conception, it happened with an ordinary Jewish virgin named Mary…
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