Part 4. Why did Jesus die? Because of love. He wants no one (literally no one) to perish, no one to miss the rescue boat, no one to miss out on life.
Part 3. Jesus, the son, is not a created being. He is eternal, completely God, and of the same essence as the Father. If he was just a man he could never save us. It is only because he is totally and completely God that … Continue reading “Jesus: Begotten, not Made”
Part 2. We can call on God in prayer because he is our Father. We can have total confidence in him because he is almighty. He is both willing and able to act.
Part 3. Names are important, because names stand for something. There’s power in a name. In the beginning, Adam got to name all the animals and creatures God had created. But he didn’t get to name God himself. Instead, God simply introduces himself: “I AM … Continue reading “Take God Seriously”
Part 6. It’s only through faith in Jesus that we can know God. Placing confidence in anything else will fail and obscure us from him.
Deliverance: part 1. One of the Kingdom signs is that when Jesus comes, and sets up reign in our hearts, he brings freedom and deliverance. Both freedom of sin and freedom from the fear of death.
Jesus transforms lives. We never stay the same when we choose to follow him. The gospel isn’t just good news for an exclusive group. It’s a message of new life for all who would believe.
Faith, favour, inclusion and blessing occurs not because of our best efforts but because of his kindness. Where the world would tell us to work hard and earn our rewards, grace doesn’t wait for us to get our life together.
Poor choices and bad circumstances can lead us into difficulty. Family breakdown and personal isolation often occur but God doesn’t leave us there. God is committed to us as a father to a son and won’t let us go.