All other religions in the world are based on you making and keeping promises to the “gods” in hopes of earning love and acceptance. The one true God, however, because of his great love, has promised to save us based on his faithfulness.
Does your family like to play games? I grew up in a game-playing family. I remember as a kid we’d go camping and play ChickenFoot, or board games. I always […]
If you look to your job, or your school, or your club, or your possessions to give you life and identity, you’re going to be severely disappointed because all these things make really crummy saviors! Nothing created can ever take the place of the creator.
Knowing what is in the Bible is certainly important, but its chief aim is not to inform you about God, but rather to introduce you to God, to reveal God. The gospel of John is a gospel tract.
It doesn’t matter the details of your sin, if you are In Christ, then you’ve gone from death to life. And if you’ve not yet turned to Christ for salvation, then the details don’t matter, you can go from death to life!
Jesus pointedly asked a paralyzed man beside the pool at Bethesda: "Do you want to be well". It's a question we all must answer.
What saves us is the finished work of Christ. My belief and trust in the sacrificial death and victorious resurrection of Jesus to cover ALL my sin. That’s the essence of saving faith. If Christ is not a part of your Christianity, then you’re not a Christian. Let this be a wake-up call to us. This ought to break our hearts.
What’s happening here is Jesus has just finished a miraculous moment and is traveling with His disciples. He takes this opportunity to ask them some questions. He begins generally by asking, “Who do the people say that I am?” Remarkably, so many different opinions were held by the people, but that remains true to this very day.
Our passage today is not the climax of the story, that’s the cross, but it is a distinct turning point. I’m praying that for many of you reading this, today could be a turning point in your life. Maybe a turn to Jesus or a turning back to faith, or a turn that takes you even deeper with the Lord.
This is as plainly as I can present it: If Jesus is God, then you and I should devote our entire lives to Him! We should obey Him, we should submit to Him, we should worship Him, and we should exalt Him.
What appeared to be the greatest tragedy the world has ever known was in actuality the greatest victory the world had ever seen.