The gospel is the good news that brings great joy. We’ve been looking at how really over-the-top good this is from the first two chapters of Ephesians. Last time, we looked at the startling reality of experiencing God’s presence. This … Continue reading
When John the Baptist said of Jesus, “Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world” (John 1:29), in what way should we look at this wonderful declaration? Of course, we must first see that it’s Jesus … Continue reading
Is God strictly just or is He equitable? Does it matter? This is a 1,000 year old debate between the Eastern and Western churches. In the West, we say God is strictly just so He must punish sin in order to … Continue reading
“God would never forgive someone like me….I’m too far gone.” Oh, really? What makes you so special? When we understand the gospel we realize that this statement is probably the most absurd thing a person could ever say.
As far as I can tell, our ministry in Christ is two-fold. It’s about identity and reconciliation. And we cannot do the latter with the right heart without seeing the former. Both have everything to do with connection–a life embraced, … Continue reading