“These all died in faith, not having received the things promised, but having seen them and greeted them from afar, and having acknowledged that they were strangers and exiles on the earth. For people who speak thus make it clear that they are seeking a homeland. If they had been thinking of that land from … Continue reading Christian, Remember a Better Country is Yours
“The fear of man lays a snare, but whoever trusts in the LORD is safe.” (Proverbs 29:25 ESV) There is a certain kind of fear that is particularly enslaving. The fear of other people is a trap that will ensnare you and inhibit you from living as God would have you to live. Ordering your life … Continue reading The Freedom of Fearlessness
“The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear its sound, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit.” (John 3:8 ESV) In this verse Jesus is explaining to Nicodemus how someone is born again. Regeneration is the work of … Continue reading Regeneration and the Sovereign Spirit
“I do not ask for these only, but also for those who will believe in me through their word, that they may all be one, just as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, that they also may be in us, so that the world may believe that you have sent me.” (John 17:20-21 … Continue reading Jesus Prayed That We May All Be One
“By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” (John 13:35 ESV) The distinguishing mark of genuine Christians is love for their brothers and sisters in Christ. Those who experience Christ's love by faith in His gospel are to show that Christian love to one another. Christians … Continue reading Love Each Other as True Followers of Jesus
“And all who believed were together." (Acts 2:44 ESV) The picture of the first church shows us the special togetherness that should be evident in the local church community. We see their togetherness displayed in God’s working through them. When Christians are united together, God may do great things through them. “And awe came upon every soul, … Continue reading Special Togetherness in the Church
“For just as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the great fish, so will the Son of Man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.” (Matthew 12:40 ESV) Jesus draws an analogy from the experience of Jonah to predict His own miraculous deliverance from the grave. … Continue reading Three Days and Three Nights?