The Gospel (Page 12)
MOST PEOPLE say that they believe in “free will.” Do you have any idea what that means? I believe that you will find a great deal of superstition on this subject. The will is saluted as the grand power of the human soul which is completely free to direct our lives. But from what is it free? And what is its power?
Sin’s weapon is deception. We must know how the enemy fights so we can defend ourselves accordingly. However the big problem is we often stumble at this point and rely on our will-power to say ‘no’ to sin and ‘yes’ to God.
Asking Jesus into your heart is probably one of the most frequently used phrases by followers of Christ when evangelising. There’s only one problem – this term is never used in the Bible. Nowhere – zilch – in isn’t there!
Living our lives in obedience to Christ is the foundation on which we will evangelize more effectively.
Recently I was given the opportunity to tell people at church about how I came to be a Christian. It’s always a bit nerve-racking to stand up the front of a group of people and be vulnerable about your past. However I am a strong believer in being real about our struggles and trials in life so that we can see God’s power at work. No one is perfect. Everyone…
I connect most with preachers who combine good theology and solid teaching with real life application and experiences
No one witnessed the resurrection, but many have experienced it. No one can explain the resurrection, but many feel the effects.
We get so caught up in living for ourselves, that we put Him aside as a side-dish or just ‘a part’ of our lives. How tragic!! Praise God that Jesus didn’t have the same attitude that we so often have. He completed the work He was sent to do, and as a result brought glory to His Father (John 17:4) and has offered us the only source of salvation (John 14:6) from an eternity…
God invests into all those who turn to faith in Him, and continues to do so because of His love and mercy for us.
So how is one declared righteous or justified before God? We have no hope given what He demands is absolute perfection. However our hope doesn’t rest in our work, but the work of Jesus on our behalf. Rom 5:1 says “since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ”. It’s through faith in the work that Jesus has done for us that we…