For the past three weeks, we have examined all aspects of the work that Christ accomplished by His death on the cross. We ended up last week with the amazing thing that God the Father does for a person when they believe in Christ as their Savior. He declares them righteous forever, and that is called justification.
So now we are ready to look at the work that God the Holy Spirit...
This week, we will finish up our high-level look at subject of salvation.
We are going to revisit the five major aspects of the blood of Christ, what His death on the cross accomplished, only in more detail than last week.
Redemption, Expiation, Propitiation, Reconciliation, and Justification.
Redemption (in relation to...
Catching up on what we learned last week
Last week we began looking at the vital subject of salvation.
We shared the story of a king and his subjects, and we left off at the point where the king declared you a criminal. And the price on your head was the death of a prince.
He also declared you and your entire family to be at war with him. ...
Salvation: the big picture
One of the things I thought would be great about starting this blog was to use it to give people an overview and/or a refresher on the vital subjects of Christianity.
So starting with this article, I am going to be doing precisely that.
And a great way to start is with the subject of salvation.
This week my job is to...
Our emotional life
The fruit of the Spirit is joy –that’s Gal 5:22.
I take this to mean that the Spirit wants us to be joyful. Happy.
This is emotional as well as spiritual and rational.
Now, our emotional life is very different from our mental life.
In fact, our emotions carry on a life of their...
Delivered from the Peril of Death
3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, 4 who comforts us in all our affliction so that we will be able to comfort those who are in any affliction with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by...
Is America worthy of being blessed by God these days?
O beautiful for spacious skies,
For amber waves of grain,
For purple mountain majesties
Above the fruited plain!
God shed His grace on thee
And crown thy good...
The convicting ministry of the Spirit
We don’t want to talk about it.
I don’t like to talk about it.
More to the point, I don’t like to even think about it.
But we have to talk about it.
“It” is judgment. The Lake of Fire. The wrath of God.
In John 16:8-11, Jesus tells us...