“But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from the wrath of God through Him. For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, much… Continue reading God has finished the work of salvation
There are many verses of Scripture that invite us to ask God for whatever we wish. I rarely hear these verses talked about much, especially the “whatever you wish” part of it. Our disappointments in life color our view of God’s heart and I think that’s why we tend to run past invitations to ask… Continue reading Asking God whatever we wish
“In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His son to be the propitiation (atoning sacrifice) for our sins.” 1 John 4:10 “IN THIS” conjured up a picture of a huge box or container that can hold a great amount of stuff. It is as if God said, “IN… Continue reading God’s love – He is the initiator!
“But we have this treasure (a deposit, wealth) in earthen vessels, that the surpassing greatness of the power (where we get the word dynamite) may be of God and not from ourselves.” The same verse in the amplified version – “However, we possess this precious treasure [the divine Light of the Gospel] in [frail, human] vessels… Continue reading Clay Pots – receiving God’s power
Ephesians 2:8, 9 “For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works that no one should boast.” Sometimes words cannot really hold what God did for us, well most times. And yet, just in case we get confused, and we often… Continue reading Wonderful Grace
Early morning lesson: I had to drop someone off for a ride one morning this week. We left at 6 am and I had not been driving that early for quite a while. We’ve been having pretty thick fog around here lately and driving through the fog was cool and a bit nerve-wracking at the same time,… Continue reading Are you driving in the fog of life?
“As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him.” Colossians 2:6 Do you ever have times when you are reading Scripture and it feels mindless, boring, or, otherwise just filling in time? I was reading in Colossians and it was one of those times, and then the Holy Spirit stopped me at this… Continue reading Walk in grace