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.
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
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
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.
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.
The hope of righteousness is the prospect of perfect agreement with God that corresponds with perfect freedom to do whatever we want.
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
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
According to 1 Corinthians 1:30, Christ has become wisdom for you: “But of Him you are in Christ Jesus, who became for us wisdom from God—and righteousness and sanctification and redemption—that, as it is written, ‘He who glories, let him glory in the LORD.’” During the time of Jesus’s ministry, He was known as a … Continue reading Rest in Jesus as Your Wisdom
Scottish minister Alexander Maclaren (1826-1910) put the Psalms of David in order in his book, "The Life of David as Reflected in His Psalms"