Posts with the tag “grace”
The Point of God's Love
May 12th, 2021
Today will be my last in our series of daily devotions. I pray that you have been inspired and challenged by at least some of them....
God's Kingdom Now
May 11th, 2021
You see, what I have learned is that the kingdom of God is wherever God’s rule and reign are taking place. ...
Working for God's Love
May 5th, 2021
The older son, never thought of himself as a son at all. His words betray the fact that he always considered himself no more than a hired hand in his father house; “For all these years I have been wo...
The Faith of an Ousider
March 31st, 2021
Therefore, this centurion was a military leader who was responsible for the forced occupation of Israel. He was not someone on whom one would think the Messiah of God would show compassion....
What Spills Out of You?
March 29th, 2021
When we have a run-in with anyone what spills out of us is only what is already in us. No one can make us say and do the things we do by trying to start an argument with us or by rubbing us the wrong...
February 28th, 2021
Through the gift of God’s grace and forgiveness, the love of God from which we were created, and which had always been implanted in us, is restored in those who follow in Jesus’ footsteps....
Forgive Me My Sin
February 22nd, 2021
This text from 1 John really helps me with my wrestling over this issue. John is undoubtedly saying that the purpose of his writing is so that [I] may not sin. However, he quickly follows that up wi...
February 21st, 2021
if we say we have no sin, then we have no reason to seek forgiveness and the reconciliation with God that comes in our forgiveness. And, if like me, you believe that our entire purpose in life is to ...
To Know or to Know
February 15th, 2021
In 2 Peter 1:2, the author wishes an abundance of grace and peace to come to the readers through the “knowledge” of God and Jesus. I began to wonder, “By this, does he mean detailed information about...
From Alien to Citizen
January 29th, 2021
No matter how you feel about the current debate on immigration, when we become citizens of the Kingdom of God and are no longer strangers and aliens, the expectation is that we will cease to operate b...
Pay it Forward
January 28th, 2021
In a since, God is “paying it forward” when he saves us by grace. The expectation is that we will be transformed by the action of God and God’s grace and be “re”-created in Christ Jesus. This recrea...
God's Gift of Grace
January 27th, 2021
I believe that God’s only purpose in creating was to love something outside of God’s self (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit) and to receive love from something outside of God’s self. ...
Christ In Me
January 2nd, 2021
That really is one thing we can be certain about Jesus. Jesus was never focused on what was in it for him and always focused on what was in it for others....
Trust Only in the Lord
December 24th, 2020
I have learned when I start to see in myself the signs of depression I have been trained to identify in others, I must allow myself to be fed by God. I must take myself less seriously and take God mo...
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