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

Faith

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»

Glory, Joy and Suffering – 1 Peter 1:4-9

May 14th, 2011

“. . . for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials. These have come so that your faith—of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire—may be proved genuine and may result in praise, glory and honour when Jesus Christ is revealed.”
1 Peter 1:6-7

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Peter’s Greeting – 1 Peter 1:1-3

May 11th, 2011

In these few verses Peter reveals that each member of the Trinity has a role in salvation: the Father’s role is choosing, the Holy Spirit’s role is sanctifying, and the Son’s role was to be the redemptive sacrifice. But we have a role too. Continue reading»

Why God is Sometimes Silent

April 30th, 2011

Matthew records the account of a Canaanite woman crying out for help, but Jesus doesn’t say a word (Matt.15:21-28). Why was Jesus silent? And why, like Jesus in this story, does God sometimes seem silent and remote to us? 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»

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»

Prayer and Peace – Philippians 4:6-9

May 1st, 2010

In Philippians 4:6-9 Paul gives the antidote for worry and anxiety. Continue reading»

Saving Faith in Action: James 2:14-26

March 22nd, 2010

This essay takes a close look at James 2:14-26 and explores the link between genuine Christian faith and compassionate, ethical deeds. Continue reading»

All-Encompassing, Genuine Faith

March 22nd, 2010

Genuine faith in Jesus motivates our entire being. It moves our emotions, engages our mind, involves making decisions, and inspires our actions. Continue reading»

Faith and Fear

September 29th, 2009

King David knew what it was like to be afraid when people were seeking to kill him; but he also knew his God and had faith. How did he respond to fear? [400 words]
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Growing as a Christian – Prayer and Worship

September 17th, 2009

Prayer is simply communication with God – talking and listening. Yet for many Christians, prayer doesn’t come easily. Here is some basic info on prayer and worship. Continue reading»

Faith, Belief, Trust, and Salvation – John 2:24-25

August 1st, 2009

There is no doubt that we are saved simply by placing our faith and belief in Jesus.
But what does faith and believing really mean? The use of the word “entrust” in John 2:24 gives us a clue. Continue reading»

Jesus and the Court Official – John 4:43-54

August 1st, 2009

How many people have come to Jesus driven by desperation? How many people have turned to Jesus because there was no other option left? This was the case for the royal official in John chapter 4.
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Food that Endures to Eternal Life – John 6:22-29

August 1st, 2009

Just as the barley loaves had completely satisfied the hunger of the crowd of 5000, Jesus promised to completely satisfy their spiritual hunger and need. Continue reading»

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