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He Loved Me Then, He Definitely Loves Me Now!

Most Christians struggle with whether God really loves them, especially after they have sinned and failed. It’s important to understand that the Bible clearly teaches that God’s love is beyond ourselves, our performance, our righteousness — even our existence.

Have you noticed that some of the Bible’s greatest passages on the love of God express it in the past tense?

John 3:16 (NKJV)

[16] “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. …

God Can Do Far Beyond What We Can Imagine

Ephesians 3:20 (Amplified Version)
Now to Him Who, by (in consequence of) the [action of His] power that is at work within us, is able to [carry out His purpose and] do superabundantly, far over and above all that we [dare] ask or think [infinitely beyond our highest prayers, desires, thoughts, hopes, or dreams]
One of the most powerful reminders to me of the reality and greatness of God is the starry night sky. Far from city lights we can make out our view of the Milky Way galaxy, home to our solar system and billions of stars. Scientists tell us that our galaxy is 100,000 light years across. One light year is 5.76 trillion miles. There are billions of galaxies in the known universe. Some astrophysicists theorize there may even be universes beyond our own. …

What Pleases God?

Psalm 115:1-3, esp vs 3

(1) Not unto us, O LORD, not unto us,
But to Your name give glory,
Because of Your mercy,
Because of Your truth.
(2) Why should the Gentiles say,
“So where is their God?”
(3) But our God is in heaven;
He does whatever He pleases.

So what pleases God? …

Revolutionary, Life-Changing Hebrews Series Underway!

Jesus shed His blood for it.

He gave His life for it.

Yet very few Christians know anything about it: It’s the New Covenant.

Our series, “Hebrews: The Glory of the New Covenant” is well underway. Join us as we dig into the amazing truths found in Hebrews. There are several ways you can get the series:

  • Here at our website, click on the “Podcasts menu item above or click on the “Series” menu item above, then “Hebrews: the Glory of the New Covenant”
  • You can subscribe to the “Daily in Christ” podcast via the iTunes Store.
Take time with us to dig into these great lessons on the Book of Hebrews and invite others to listen, as well!
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Why We Would be Ashamed of The Gospel

Many of us are familiar with Romans 1:16

[16] For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek. (NKJV)

Why would Paul, inspired of the Spirit, say “I am not ashamed“?

Obviously, the Spirit selected that word “ashamed” for an important reason. It isn’t “I am not afraid of the Gospel” or “I am not intimidated by the Gospel”, but “I am not ashamed“. The problem of shame is brought to light.

Most of us have thought that the problem was being ashamed of the Gospel itself. That we are afraid to speak to others about the Gospel because we don’t want to look like “religious fanatics” or they won’t like us anymore. But the context of the following verses — indeed, chapters — opens up another possibility. …

How to Approach The Word of God: GOD First

By Mark VanOuse

 

How should a person approach God’s holy Word, The Bible?  What should they be looking for?

Fundamentally, The Bible is about GOD, not me or anyone or anything else.

This is tremendously important. Most Christians approach the Bible as being about them, not God. They go to the Bible to “learn about life” or “how to live the Christian life”. …