Tag: salvation

Give

Our time, our money, our personal possessions, and our emotional support are all resources that God has provided for us to share with others.  We humans have a natural inclination to hoard what is ours as a means of self-preservation.  This greedy dark-side of…

The Simple Truth

While the Bible is a large and complex manuscript, it is in reality a simple message.  There are essentially three major components:  the battle between good and evil, our salvation, and our path forward as followers of Jesus Christ.  We can consolidate the Bible…

The Book of Acts

The book of Acts describes the final acts of Jesus, the acts of the Holy Spirit, and the acts of the apostles as they built the Christian church after the ascension of Jesus.  This book describes how salvation was brought first to the Jews…

The Book of John

The gospel of John is one of the earliest accounts of the life of Jesus written by one of his closest followers – an eyewitness to many of the events depicted.  John’s stated reason for writing this gospel is so that we might know…

The Path to Victory

Following Jesus Christ is your path to victory.  The Bible is your guide book.  Other, more mature Christians, should be your travel companions.  Still, even the most experienced travelers will have difficulties from time to time.  The path to victory is not always easy. …

Mercy

You do not deserve God’s favor.  No one does.  It is not until we have fully accepted that understanding that we can even approach God.  There is absolutely nothing we can do to achieve God’s standard of righteousness.  Our only hope is that God…

Baptism

As a Christian, you have left your old life as a slave to sin, and transitioned into your new life as a slave to righteousness.  Baptism symbolizes that death and resurrection. “We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that,…

Reading the Instructions

Sometimes, when we purchase a new gadget of some sort, we open the box and immediately try to start using it without ever looking through the instructions.  There are some who never even bother reading the instructions.  Inevitably, sometime down the road, this new…

Forgiven

Jesus walked the earth to provide us with an example of perfection.  Unlike all the rest of us, Jesus was a man without sin.  Unfortunately, our human nature does not provide us with the ability to live a sinless life; therefore, Jesus, the perfect…

Panning for Gold

Gold panning is the process of standing in a river, scooping up some mud in a pan along with some water, and then sloshing it around until the useless material is discarded and only the gold is remaining.  Because gold is a more substantial…