Radical Faith

Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. Hebrews 11:1 (NKJV) Hebrews 11:1 is the only place in the Bible where we are given a very clear definition of what faith is. The writer tells us that faith is the substance of our hope and the evidence ofContinue reading “Radical Faith”

The Difference Between Forgiveness and Justification

He was delivered over to death for our sins and was raised to life for our justification. Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we boast inContinue reading “The Difference Between Forgiveness and Justification”

Compassion Leads to Change

32 Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you. Ephesians 4:32 One evening I was hanging out with a friend when I realized that I was supposed to start my new job that morning. I was so embarrassed. How could I explain to my new bossContinue reading “Compassion Leads to Change”

Reconciled to God

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting people’s sins against them. AndContinue reading “Reconciled to God”

How to Love

4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It alwaysContinue reading “How to Love”

Lost Grace

For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast. Ephesians 2:8-9 Grace is a concept most Church goers are very familiar with. It’s a very common word to throw around in Christian conversation.Continue reading “Lost Grace”

Kingdom Perspective

Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. 2 Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. 3 For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. 4 When Christ, who is yourContinue reading “Kingdom Perspective”

Children of God

See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him.1st John 3:1 The greek word that is translated as ‘love’ in 1st John 3:1 is theContinue reading “Children of God”

Freedom

Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit. 2nd Corinthians 3:17-18 In Exodus 39, when Moses wasContinue reading “Freedom”