Tag: salvation

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…

A Fraction is All You Need

The ministry of Jesus Christ was only about three years, but in that time he was on a continuous mission that had no boundaries.  Other than His time spent eating and sleeping, Jesus was performing miracles, teaching, and healing non-stop.    Over a period of…

United in Love 

A common purpose and vision is essential for followers of Jesus Christ to achieve the work of God.  When everyone is moving in a different direction, the body of Christ is disjointed and rendered ineffective.  Together we can accomplish great things in the name…

Walk in the Light

Most negative experiences can be turned into valuable lessons that will end up protecting you the next time you encounter a similar situation.  It’s easy to fall victim to a scam when you’re stumbling around in the dark; however, once the deception has been…

The Empty Tomb

Jesus Christ was ridiculed, horribly beaten, and nailed to a cross to die for our sins.  God, in all his wisdom, determined this to be the most graphic example of His love for us; the ultimate sacrifice.  Although fully divine, Jesus felt every stroke…

Christians are Different

When the apostle Paul sent his letter to the Colossians, he was trying to help them avoid the distractions of unbelievers who were pulling them in the wrong direction.   His mission was to get the Colossians centered on the teachings of Jesus.  Near the…