We can begin now to live the life we will live forever because Jesus is still living for us the life He began to live for us many years ago.
Month: December 2017
Every Branch Gets Pruned
When Jesus instructed His disciples to abide in Him, He used the illustration of a vine and branches. The pruning of the branches was an integral part of that lesson, and of abiding in Christ: “Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit He prunes, … Continue reading Every Branch Gets Pruned
How to Entrust Your Soul to a Faithful Creator While Doing Good
1 Peter 4:19 I've been thinking about why Peter used the term "faithful creator" in this verse: "Therefore let those who suffer according to God's will entrust their souls to a faithful creator while doing good." (ESV) So why "faithful creator"? I think it might have to do with this earlier statement from 1 Peter … Continue reading How to Entrust Your Soul to a Faithful Creator While Doing Good
Jesus Christ Did Justice to the Human Life
Never before had life been lived with such dignity and purpose. No one else had so clearly displayed what an utterly beautiful thing it is to be human.
Martin Luther on the Sacrament of the Incarnation and True Knowledge of Ourselves
Many think that Jesus was a real person who was turned into an imaginary god. In reality, Jesus came to turn imaginary gods into real people.
Freedom and Obedience Come Together in Jesus
The hope of righteousness is the prospect of perfect agreement with God that corresponds with perfect freedom to do whatever we want.
Jesus in the Small Words
But of Him you are in Christ Jesus, who became for us wisdom from God—and righteousness and sanctification and redemption 1 Corinthians 1:30 Paul says that Christ Himself became our wisdom, but he doesn't stop there. He adds three more things that Christ became for us: righteousness, sanctification, and redemption. Paul could have added more … Continue reading Jesus in the Small Words
Leaders, Fathers, and Idols
Usually, when a Christian says that a certain person led them to Christ, they mean that person was instrumental in their initial conversion. However, being led to Christ doesn’t end at conversion. You need people to lead you to Christ, not only as a matter of initial conversion, but also as a matter of daily … Continue reading Leaders, Fathers, and Idols