The grace of God that brings salvation is seen in the old testament. Grace is God’s favor to help and save us. We see Noah found grace in God’s sight that helped him build an ark and care for all the animals. God’s grace has appeared to all.
“For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world;” Titus 2:11-12
Are there things that move you in this life? Paul knew whatever happened he wouldn’t be moved because he didn’t count his life dear to himself. Even persecution couldn’t move him. II Corinthians 11:22-27 Are they Hebrews? so am I. Are they Israelites? so am I. Are they the seed of Abraham? so am I. […]
When the scripture says “serve God acceptably,” that means there is an unacceptable way. Hebrews 12:28-29 Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear: For our God is a consuming fire. We must have to have a holy heart […]
Real faith will cause us to change our behavior. James 2:26 For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also. A lot of people are saying they have faith but they aren’t doing what the word of God teaches.
There are some things that the love of God is not. The love of God does not rejoice in iniquity. I Corinthians 13:6 Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth; If someone is happy in their sin, they do not have the love of God because the love of God does not rejoice […]
Blindness; we know it as when someone has been impaired in their sight. They no longer or have never been able to see things that are around them. They live in total darkness everyday. They cannot see where they are going nor see what is coming at them. Dangerous! One must feel vulnerable when they are blind. Yet, there is a blindness that is worse than being blind physically and that is being spiritually blind. Spiritual blindness is the darkest place you can be here on earth. It is the most dangerous place one can be in.
Sinners and Saints are on two different roads and headed in two different directions. They are as opposite as black and white. If you mix black and white you come up with gray. The word of God tells us that God’s will is that we are white:
“wash me and I shall be whiter than snow.” Ps. 51:7
“though your sins be as scarlet they shall be white as snow.” Isaiah 1:18
In our age group, we are in a part of life where a number of things from all sides hits us. When it happens, it can cause us to go through a phase where we feel detached. It can happen because we are in the middle. We may have our teenage children who are making decisions in their life sometimes without God. We also have parents who are needing us to care for them. We may be suddenly close to them again, only to lose them soon. We are put in a situation where life has changed. Even in our job, we can go through changes, but we must keep our purpose of why we are serving Christ.
Power! A lot of people seeking for power. People want power to be in charge of big corporations, power to become someone known and big amongst men; This kind of power is purely man-made. It is obtainable but can be lost in a moment. People in high positions with a lot of money, make up the so called “power” that runs countries and also destroys them.Then we read in the Bible about a “power” that Jesus talks about. This power only comes from God. This power is given to those who are truly Jesus disciples.