Redemption and Adoption

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ, just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we would be holy and blameless before Him. In love He predestined us to adoption as … Continue reading

Establishment’s Purpose: Conforming Faith

Hebrews 12:2, 7-8, 11-14 looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God. It is for discipline that you have to endure. God is treating you as … Continue reading

Establishment

What happens when your good gifts serves as the anchor for your faith but God takes it away? We lose our assurance of faith because we lost focus of our all encompassing sacrifice for all in Jesus, as a relationship with our Heavenly Father is devalued and placed below a comfortable life filled with earthly blessings and recognition.

So It Begins Here

Romans 8:31-32 What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things? When we first come in contact with the … Continue reading

Never Should Have Made It

Ezekiel 36:22-24 “Therefore say to the house of Israel, Thus says the Lord God: It is not for your sake, O house of Israel, that I am about to act, but for the sake of my holy name, which you have profaned among the nations to which you came. And I will vindicate the holiness … Continue reading

Battle of Agendas II

  Ezekiel 36:22-32 “Therefore say to the house of Israel, Thus says the Lord God: It is not for your sake, O house of Israel, that I am about to act, but for the sake of my holy name, which you have profaned among the nations to which you came. And I will vindicate the … Continue reading

Save Me From Me

Matthew 3:17 From that time Jesus began to [g]preach and say, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” Mark 1:15 And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel. Often times when we become Christians we are encouraged to repent of our sins.  Actually, it is a must … Continue reading

What do you see: Ephesians 2:10

Ephesians 2:10  8 For (Q)by grace you have been saved (R)through faith. And this is (S)not your own doing; (T)it is the gift of God, 9 (U)not a result of works, (V)so that no one may boast. 10 For (A)we are his workmanship, (B)created in Christ Jesus (C)for good works, (D)which God prepared beforehand, (E)that we should walk in them. For though we are not saved for our good works, yet … Continue reading

Weight of It All

Hebrews 12:1 Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, Barnes’ Notes on the Bible Commentary on Hebrews 12:1 Wherefore – In view of what has been … Continue reading

What do you see: Romans 5:1-11

Romans 5:1-11 English Standard Version (ESV) Peace with God Through Faith 5 (A)Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, (B)we[a] have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. 2 Through him we have also (C)obtained access by faith[b] into this grace (D)in which we stand, and (E)we[c] rejoice[d] in hope of the glory of God. 3 Not only that, but we (F)rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that … Continue reading