Daily In Christ Articles Archive

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26 the mystery which has been hidden from ages and from generations, but now has been revealed to His saints. 27 To them God willed to make known what are the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles: which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. 28 Him we preach, warning every man and teaching every man in all wisdom, that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus. -- ...
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O LORD, I know the way of man is not in himself;It is not in man who walks to direct his own steps.Man is not capable of being God: Jeremiah 10:23 "I know the way of man is not in himself""It is not in man who walks to direct his own steps" Only God is capable of being God in our life: as our source, our means (even for direction and leading). Only God is ...
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In Genesis 12:1-3, we see God coming to an undeserving, pagan man, Abraham, and unilaterally blessing him: [12:1] Now the LORD had said to Abram:“Get out of your country,From your familyAnd from your father's house,To a land that I will show you.[2] I will make you a great nation;I will bless youAnd make your name great;And you shall be a blessing.[3] I will bless those who bless you,And I will curse him who curses you;And ...
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The Bible speaks greatly of Abraham's faith: He inherited the promises by faithHe looked for the City of God by faithHe became the heir of the world by faithHe received the son of promise, Isaac, by faithHe became a father of many nations by faith But what was at the epicenter of Abraham's faith? At the center of his faith was God's ability: Romans 4:20-25 (faith in God's ability to perform what He promised): [20] ...
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Law thinking drives us deeper into ourselves, relying on fleshly resources rather than the kind and infinite resources of our Heavenly Father. For example, it is commonly taught in the church that God requires a tithe -- meaning a tenth of all. Then people get into all sorts of debates about what God requires: do we tithe off gross pay or net? What if I'm unemployed? What it I can't pay my bills? Meanwhile, statisticians tell us ...
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The subject of suffering frequently comes up in Christian teachings. Many times the speaker will quote a passage like Romans 5:3-4 3 And not only [that], but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance; 4 and perseverance, character; and character, hope. Then they go on and on about "the value of suffering": God is using suffering, hardship, difficulty to improve our character, refine us, make us stronger, make us "more Christ-like". They ...
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Redemption means that God purchases us with the blood of His own Son from the slave market of sin, self and Satan. But instead of making us His slaves, in love, He makes us His sons. The idea here is someone loving a person in bondage and slavery so much that they say, "I'll pay the price to purchase him, no matter the cost." And so the redeemer becomes the rightful owner of the slave ...
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I was listening to a Bible teacher and he said, "God wants you to know that God, the creator of the heavens and the earth, that God, Who is the Creator is your Father and it's important that you maintain a son-Father relationship, a Father-son relationship. When you come to God, you must come to God in the posture, even the emotions, of a son*, not that of a sinner." It was that last part that ...
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To all the saints (those in Christ, made holy by the grace of God) everywhere: HAPPY ALL SAINTS DAY! Then He said, “Behold, I have come to do Your will, O God.” He takes away the first that He may establish the second. By that will we HAVE BEEN sanctified [made holy saints] through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all. (Heb 10:9-10) ...
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"I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and lawless deeds I will remember no more" (The New Covenant, Hebrews 8:12) Ask the average Christian, "What do you have to do for God to forgive you?" and most will cite 1 John 1:9, "If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness." Their viewpoint of forgiveness is: You are completely forgiven UNTIL ...
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(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. -- Psalm 115:1-3 Throughout the scripture we clearly see that the almighty, transcendent and holy God “does whatever He pleases”.  But has it ever occurred to you: What pleases ...
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A popular Christian singer has a song that says, So I'm praying, Father, help my heart believe That right now You're singing over me And fill me up with Your love... A contemporary worship song has the lines (sung mournfully), More love, More power More of You in my life.... The sincerity of the Christian writers of these songs cannot be doubted. Both are asking God for "more". Millions hear and sing these songs, making ...
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One of the most common, unbiblical myths in Christianity is the Myth of the Christian "Sinner". Almost universally and everywhere I hear (or read of) Christians referring to themselves as "sinners". A common sentiment is the well-worn phrase, "I'm just a sinner like everyone else". Or, "I'm just a sinner saved by grace". Yet Christians -- those that are truly born again by God's grace through faith in Jesus Christ -- are never called "sinners" even once ...
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In four critical places in the Bible we read the towering truth: THE JUST SHALL LIVE BY FAITH (Hab 2:4, Rom 1:17, Gal 3:11, Heb 10:38) It doesn't say (as most Christians think) that "the just shall live by try", or "struggle" or "striving". It says FAITH. THE JUST SHALL LIVE BY FAITH The antithesis of this is the ultimate definition of sin, found in Romans 14:23b: for whatever is not from faith is sin ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Father God has been showing me personally, in a much deeper experiential way, just how much He loves me as His beloved son. How wonderful it is to realize that the One who created the universe, with its billions of gigantic galaxies, atoms, cells and DNA loves me as my Father! This is true for every child of God ...
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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? ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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" ...
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