March 10, 2019
In the New Testament we learn that Messiah-King is Jesus the Christ. In the New Covenant of God, instituted by the shedding of Jesus’ blood, our Lord purchases redemption and adoption for all who will believe, for Jews and Gentiles alike. So we are Abraham’s children by faith.
February 24, 2019
Jesus calls the dead to life. He turns hearts of stone into hearts of flesh, and He puts His Spirit in those He’s chosen for adoption that we might cry out, Abba Father. So are you ready to abandon your heart of stone for a heart of flesh? Transplants are available…
December 2, 2018
For those in Christ, we not only groan in the midst of sufferings inherent with this fallen world, we also groan for a coming Better Day. We groan for the culmination of our adoptions as God’s children. And we especially groan to be in the glorious presence of our Lord…
March 4, 2018
When a person is reborn and God’s love comes flooding into their soul, it’s not meant to merely pool up inside. It’s meant to flow out. God’s undeserved love (grace) is transformational. It changes our hearts within, affecting our hearts towards others. Love is the intended result, vertically and horizontally.
February 11, 2018
In a broad sense, an antichrist is anyone who denies Jesus as the Christ. More narrowly, an antichrist is anyone who becomes a human agent of Satan in defiant opposition to our Lord. John indicates they actually had them in the church!
December 10, 2017
God the Son, our Maker and Creator, came on a mission of redemption. His vision for us wasn’t one of condemnation or destruction, His was one of rescuing, reclaiming, and remaking! The purpose of incarnation clearly was redemption!
August 6, 2017
Jesus is both Redeemer and Judge. And yes, there are differing consequences depending on Who He is to you!
December 25, 2016
In Luke’s second chapter, the story of What happened that first Christmas is wonderfully told. But then we have the Why of Jesus’ coming, and that’s actually the more important story!
June 5, 2016
One might argue that when it came to ransoming the likes of us, God way overpaid. But then that reveals just how much He loved us! There is no greater love than this and He has lavished it upon us! Oh Glory be to God!
May 1, 2016
The famous preacher, Charles Spurgeon, said this about God’s grace: “If He gives you the grace to make you believe, He will give you the grace to live a holy life afterward.” Despite being justified–declared righteous–we’re called to live godly lives.