Children of God

Truly I say to you, unless you are converted and become like children, you will not enter the kingdom of heaven. Whoever then humbles himself as this child, he is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. – Matthew 18:3-4 Every day we “adults” get up and go be grown-ups.   In the process we forget.  … Continue reading

Faith that Overcomes the Sea

Matthew 14 28 Peter said to Him, “Lord, if it is You, command me to come to You on the water.” 29 And He said, “Come!” And Peter got out of the boat, and walked on the water and came toward Jesus.… Faith is gift from God the Father so that by grace we put … Continue reading

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

Saving Private Ryan

Luke 9:24-25 For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will save it.  For what does it profit a man if he gains the whole world and loses or forfeits himself? In the movie Saving Private Ryan a unit of soldiers are sent to rescue a … 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

Battle of Agendas I

Galatians 2:20 I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. I laid in bed early this morning thinking … Continue reading

We are Undercover Bullies

1 Corinthians 1:27 But God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise; God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong; 2 Corinthians 12:9-10 But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all … Continue reading

Got Faith, Where Is It? part I

Hebrews 11:1Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. 2 For by it the people of old received their commendation. 3 By faith we understand that the universe was created by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things that are … Continue reading

Why God Created the Universe—For Good Friday

April 22, 2011 by: John Piper Subscribe to…   On the panel at The Gospel Coalition I was asked how my preaching may have become more Christocentric over the years. Here’s the summary of my answer. My devotion to the truth that God magnifies himself in all that he does has been increasingly refined in a Christ-centered … Continue reading

Duty Or Pleasure

During our lifetime we perform many jobs.  As children we  dream of having a job that we will enjoy doing for rest of lives.  We run off to the universities and various institutions of higher learning in order to follow our dreams.  We spend whatever it takes so that duty will be our pleasure.  We … Continue reading