July 20, 2014
Personal suffering serves as a divine catalyst for personal holiness. “Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil” (Matt 6:13).
April 20, 2014
This day should be full of hope and praise! Every day should be lived in confidence that Jesus is coming again to rule as no other (vv. 24–28).
December 24, 2013
“Blessed be the Lord God of Israel, for he has visited and redeemed his people and has raised up a horn of salvation for us in the house of his servant David.” Luke 1:68-69
December 22, 2013
How and why Jesus came is to impact our values, our judgment, our thinking. The humiliation of the incarnation used by Paul to help believers see the importance of servant-like conduct.
December 15, 2013
God’s gift to the world—His only Son, Jesus Christ—is an indescribable gift because it was a personal and sacrificial gift, an undeserved gift of grace, a gift that had eternal impact, and a gift that keeps on giving. Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift!
November 10, 2013
Instead of being weakened by corrupting influences around it, the local church should be “strengthened by grace.”
October 27, 2013
James tells us that a living faith produces obedience. In other words, we know that our faith is genuine when it transforms our lives. What could be more obvious than our speech? We all speak, we all sin, and we must all take responsibility for our words. Because speaking is so easy, it is often one […]
August 25, 2013
The same Jesus the Jews delivered to die was raised by the Almighty and must be believed by every sinner.
July 28, 2013
This passage reminds us of God’s grace. While the previous two chapters describe God’s great grace shown to us in salvation and including us in the body of Christ, this section reminds us that grace is always undeserved, that God is sovereign in the administration of his grace, and this grace is a great motivation […]