Tag: salvation

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…

A Fine Treasure

God had a special relationship with the nation of Israel.  These were His chosen people.  The entire Old Testament of the Bible details the back and forth negotiation between God and His chosen people.  One minute they would be on their knees worshiping Him…

One Man

Christianity was started by one man – Jesus – who was sent by God to the earth to save humans from death caused by unrighteousness.  Because humans do not in themselves possess a righteous nature, they are unable to live eternally with God.  Because…

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…