February 12, 2023
How much do you care for those who are outside of Christ? In this text, we see Paul willing to give up his own salvation for those he loves who are outside of Jesus. And we are reminded, again, that it takes more than having Abraham's DNA to be his child, you must have his faith.
February 5, 2023
Who can be against the people of God? Lots of people. We have an enemy who is against us every day, and we are at war with sin and flesh everyday. The question really isn’t who can be against us, the question is who can defeat the people of God? And the answer to that is no one or nothing! We are more than conquerers through Jesus!
January 29, 2023
Suffering in this life is inevitable. Does that mean God is powerless, absent, or angry? Not at all. God is sovereign, and no matter what suffering we endure or why we endure it, God is great enough to use it for good. Although this isn’t a promise for everyone. It is a promise made for those who love him.
January 22, 2023
Everyone wants to live forever like Jesus, but not everyone wants to suffer like Jesus. But what will you do when you learn that you can’t have one without the other? Suffering isn’t optional for anyone, not even the children of God. But, for the children of God, it is temporary. And no matter how bad the suffering gets, it does not compare to the glory to come.
January 15, 2023
Does the Spirit of God live in you? If you are a child of God, He does! The Spirit of God is what
makes you a child of God! But there is a war going on within each of the children of God. A war
between the desires of the flesh and the desires of the Spirit. The flesh is urging us to obey it,
and the Spirit is inviting us to obey Him. And which of those you are fighting for will determine
whether you live or die.
January 8, 2023
No one gets excited about being let off the hook if they never felt like they were on the hook, to begin with. Romans 8 is the pinnacle of the book of Romans. And it begins with the declaration that we have been let off the hook for all our sins in Christ Jesus. It is a reality worth celebrating.
December 18, 2022
If the law was good, why does it make people bad? The answer is, it doesn’t. The law doesn’t make people bad, it simply reveals that people are bad. The law shows us what we should be and helps us realize we aren’t. And the issue isn’t that we don’t want to be good, but that we can’t. We can’t live up to the standard of the Law, we need a savior.