Tag: salvation

Living Water

During His ministry, Jesus had to work through some long standing prejudice.  For various reasons Jews did not associate with Samaritans.  In addition, Jews believed men should avoid social contact with women to avoid ceremonial defilement.  Nevertheless, when Jesus found himself alone with a…

Truth and Light

Jesus made it clear from the beginning of His ministry what His mission was and how He expected people to respond.  Jesus was brought into the world by God and is the crowning achievement in His enormously complex plan to save mankind.  God is…

Born Again

One of the Jewish leaders, a man named Nicodemus, came to visit with Jesus one evening.  It’s not clear if he came in the night so no one else would see him, or if this just happened to be the time when Jesus was…

Idol Worship

When believers share the gospel with today’s world, they have to overcome the idols of this generation.  Many people today worship money.  Some worship personal freedom and express that devotion through substance abuse of various kinds.  Others use their personal freedom to exercise their…

All Are Welcome

More than two thousand years have gone by since Jesus walked the earth.  Things have changed.  Today’s culture here in the United States is vastly different to that of the early Christian church in Jerusalem.  It is also critically important to consider the fact…

Revival

In the beginning, in the Garden of Eden, heaven and earth were together.  Earth was a beautiful garden where God and humans existed together.  Then sin entered the picture.  Because Adam and Eve decided they wanted to do things their own way rather than…

Following Jesus

In the final chapter of the Book of John, the resurrected Jesus appeared to the disciples for the third time. This encounter contains an important lesson for all of us.  The disciples were in a boat fishing about a hundred yards off shore and…

Eternal Life

The resurrection of Jesus clearly established His claim to be the Son of God as being true and delivered His promise of salvation through this incredible act of love.  At this point, Jesus had completed His work here in this world and turned over…

One Judge

God is the ultimate authority.  The Bible provides us with a clear understanding of God’s standards but in the final analysis, each individual stands before God uniquely.  Only God knows the details of what is going on inside the heart of anyone.  What may…

Salvation is a Gift from God

“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 (NIV) When you put your faith in Jesus Christ, you are…