“For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” ~ Rom 3:23 After our first sin, there is nothing we can do to fix ourselves. We are hopelessly separated from God without God’s redemptive plan through the blood of Jesus. Eph 2:8-9 Grace saves us through faith.
Was it the Israelites obedience or God’s power that made the walls of Jericho fall? The obvious answer is God’s power, but God would not have allowed the walls to fall without the Israelites doing what He told them to do. Our salvation is no different. Make no mistake about it: the grace of God […]
Continuing in Romans, Nate talks about the predicament of those who try to live under the old Law. The only outcome is Death, not grace, mercy, or life.
Do you have a favorite Scripture? Jesus told the Jews that the whole Law and the prophets hung upon two commandments: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, and mind; and the second is like it: to love your neighbor as yourself.”
Peter, James, and John are allowed to see an amazing event when they witness the full glory of Jesus while on this earth. The Father gives perfect instruction when He tells them (and the whole world) to “Listen to Him”.
Jesus tells us about the necessity of being a good neighbor, so the question is: What kind of neighbor are you?
Continuing in our book study of Romans, Nate looks at the second half of chapter 2. The Jews had turned their religion into a tradition that didn’t really touch their lives. They were circumcised on the outside, but didn’t have a change of heart on the inside.
Be strong and be very courageous. The Lord God is with you wherever you go!
From Romans 2, Nate talks this evening about the importance of not being being a hypocrite in our judgment of others. He also discusses the importance of being merciful when we are judging righteously from God’s Word. We will be judged by the same standard of measure by which we judge.
The little things do matter. When you plant seeds for good, you have no idea how they’ll blossom for future generations.