Learning to thrive in the new life Jesus offers us – 2 Corinthians 5:16-17

Salvation and Eternal Life

Eternal Torment, Eternal Fire, Eternal Death?

July 19th, 2016

In part two I look at Bible verses which mention the ideas of “eternal” and “fire” in regards to the future judgement. Do these verses speak of eternal conscious torment for unrepentant sinners? Continue reading»

Paul, James, and Jesus on Hell (Gehenna)

July 17th, 2016

Paul never mentions hell in any of his letters. James mentions hell just once. Jesus, on the other hand, mentions hell several times. Is hell a real place? Is it a place of eternal torment? Continue reading»

Jesus, keep me near the cross

March 25th, 2016

As followers of Jesus we need to keep our eyes on our risen and exalted Lord. But on this Good Friday, I’m praying using Fanny Crosby’s words, “Jesus, keep me near the cross.” Continue reading»

Is all sin equal in the eyes of God?

October 22nd, 2015

Have you heard people say that all sins (wrong doings) are the same before God? I have wondered about this belief. What does the Bible say about this? Continue reading»

The Virgin Mary Consoles Eve

December 24th, 2014

I love this powerful image of Mary consoling Eve. Just look at their feet! Continue reading»

The Status of Christian Women, in a Nutshell

October 14th, 2014

A short post on the status of Christian women, including why they, as well as Christian men, are sons of God and what this means. Continue reading»

Galatians 3:28: Our Identity in Christ & in the Church

December 12th, 2013

For 2000 years, many devout Jewish men have thanked God every morning saying: “Blessed are you God of the universe who has not made me a Gentile, who has not made me a slave, who has not made me a woman.” Paul may well have had this prayer in mind when he wrote Galatians 3:28.

Is Galatians 3:28 only referring to our identity and status before God? Or is it also about our identity and status in the Christian community (i.e. the church)? Continue reading»

The Kingdom of Heaven in the Here and Now and Future

June 3rd, 2013

In this post I share some Bible verses and thought about God’s Kingdom in the here and now and future, and I briefly state the Jewish understanding of the Kingdom of Heaven. Continue reading»

A Thrill of Hope: Jesus’ First and Second Advents

December 24th, 2012

What does oppression and the horrors of slavery in the song “O Holy Night” have to do with an innocent newborn baby in a manger? Continue reading»

The Righteous for the Unrighteous – 1 Peter 3:17-22

October 12th, 2012

This passage is all about Jesus. Jesus is the triumphant victor. He has won over the powers of sin and death, and over the powers of demonic angels and authorities. He has won this victory through his substitutionary death, the Righteous for the unrighteous, once and for all. And he has won this victory through his resurrection from death. Continue reading»

An Eternal Fascination

March 28th, 2012

Excerpt: Rather than spending my time and energy trying to understand hell, I am still trying to get my head around some of the amazing realities of what it is to be a loved, redeemed and adopted child of God. [300 words] Continue reading»

At the Foot of the Cross?

June 14th, 2011

Should we place our sins, problems, and burdens at the metaphorical “Foot of the Cross”? Or should we hand them over to God the Father through the real, resurrected, and exalted Jesus Christ, our intercessor? [800 words] Continue reading»

Unbelief: The Ultimate Sin

October 1st, 2010

Ultimately, there is only one sin that really matters as far as salvation and eternal life is concerned. Continue reading»

Rewards

August 1st, 2010

Both Jesus and Paul both spoke about real, rich rewards for those who serve God and his people faithfully. What we are doing now, in this lifetime, has a direct bearing on our future, eternal life. [400 words] Continue reading»

Righteousness and Justification – Philippians 3:9

May 1st, 2010

What does it mean to be righteous?
What does it mean to be justified?
What does it mean to be reconciled with God? Continue reading»

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