Tag: salvation

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…

The Roller Coaster of Life

For most of us life has its ups and downs.  Sometimes it might seem like we’re on a roller coaster with death defying drops followed by exhilarating climbs to the top only to be plunged back down again.  Other times the transitions are more…

The Scientific Path to God

If you’re looking for God to appear in some scientific equation, you’re wasting your time.  God is revealed through the heart, not the mind.  Of course you comprehend what proceeds from the heart with your mind and for that reason, like in science, careful…

With God there are No Limits

If you’ve read the Old Testament you know the Israelites were constantly trying to keep the Jewish law and forever failing.  The whole point of the law was to demonstrate our inability to attain God’s standard on our own.  Righteousness, God’s holy standard, can…

Learning from the Past

The book of 2 Corinthians was a difficult letter for the apostle Paul to write.  Paul started the church in Corinth and later found in floundering in its mission.  They were essentially dividing into factions led by various leaders all going in different directions…

Crucified with Christ

Have you been crucified with Christ?  Have you let your old self die to live a new life as a follower of Jesus?  Was your transition complete and permanent? A couple of years ago I was about twenty pounds heavier than I am today. …

The Way of the World is not The Way of Peace

Followers of Jesus Christ have a more clear perspective of the world we live in than do those who have not yet seen the light.  From a Christian perspective, the way of the world is all about people traveling in the wrong direction, finding…

The Meek Shall Inherit the Earth

The Sermon on the Mount is found in chapters 5 – 7 of the book of Matthew.  This is the longest discourse presented by Jesus found in the Bible. In this message, Jesus begins with a list of proclamations known as the Beatitudes, each…

Step Six – Put on the Armor of God

If you’re going to serve God you need to be ready for an attack from the enemy.  The devil is real and he has demons roaming the world looking to block God’s work.  This is why you need to put on the armor of…