'salvation' Tagged Posts (Page 3)

'salvation' Tagged Posts (Page 3)

The Exclusivity of Jesus Christ

There are only two ways to live – one leads to eternal life and the other to eternal punishment. In this final passage from the Sermon on the Mount (7:13-29), Jesus concludes His message by drawing a line in the sand. Once one side are His citizens, on the other are those under His judgment. He provides four contrasting examples of a way that leads to life and a way…

Gratitude for the Gospel (1 Timothy 1:12-17)

READ 12 I thank him who has given me strength, Christ Jesus our Lord, because he judged me faithful, appointing me to his service,  13 though formerly I was a blasphemer, persecutor, and insolent opponent. But I received mercy because I had acted ignorantly in unbelief,  14 and the grace of our Lord overflowed for me with the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus.…

The Power of the Cross

In the first century, crucifixion was a means used to execute criminals. The four gospel accounts provide record of the events that led up to and the actual occasion of the crucifixion of Christ. Treated and tried as a criminal, Jesus Christ was innocent of the earthly charges made concerning Him.  However, it was necessary that He be crucified. We are told that it was at…

The Conduct of the Kingdom’s Citizens

After being introduced to the character of the Kingdom’s citizens in Matthew 5:1-12, we now are shown the conduct of the Kingdom’s citizens. The beatitudes are not intended to be lovely qualities privately held or discussed among believers – they are to be lived out in a corrupt and dark society. Matthew 5:17-7:12 contains the body of the Sermon on the…

Implications of the Deity of Christ

When it comes to the identity of Jesus there have been much debate and controversy throughout history. Even at the time of His earthly ministry there were many views and suggestions concerning who He was (Matt. 16:14). Debates have raged throughout the centuries and even today people continue to hold to various understandings and views. Who is Jesus Christ? The Scriptures…