Justification by faith is important. It glorifies God. It humbles us. It unites Christians. One reason Paul wrote the book of Romans was because of tension between Jewish believers and Gentiles. It’s hard to appreciate now, but in Paul’s mind, this would have been the single biggest division there was between people. We think of the division between black and white, between rich and poor. Paul thought of the division between people who were Jews and people who were Gentiles. It was such a big division that even after people became Christians, it was still a problem. A lot of … Continue reading Racism is heresy…
I am looking at Ephesians 1 this morning and loving it. Who am I? In Christ. Chosen. Blessed with every spiritual blessing. In God’s Mind before the beginning of the world. Selected to be holy and blameless before God. Loved. Predestined to be adopted into God’s family through Jesus. Destined to bring God’s grace glory. Freely given grace. Set free from sin at the cost of God’s Son. Forgiven. The recipient of God’s lavish grace. Someone who knows the mystery of God’s will. And that is just the start. Continue reading Who am I?
If you are a Christian and you begin to look at your sin and say to yourself, “I’m just don’t know if Christ could have possibly dealt with this…” it is as if you are looking at the cross and … Continue reading Feeling Unrighteous?
“…here is the miracle of redemption. We are given our temperaments by God…all our temperaments are different and that also is of God. Yes, but it must never be true of us as Christians that we are controlled by our … Continue reading You Are Not the Same Old You – Do You Believe It?