All have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. How then is a loving, yet perfect, holy and just God to respond to man’s sin? The answer is at the cross, where God’s love, holiness, and justice come together to rescue and redeem mankind by grace, through faith in Jesus.
The New Year offers a great opportunity to assess where we are and how we can grow. As Christians, we are in constant pursuit of growth in our relationship with Jesus and in how we faithfully live out and reflect his truth, holiness, and love.
It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.
– Frederick Douglass
There is hope always!
And not only that, but we also boast in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not disappoint us, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit that has been given to us.
– Romans 5:3-5
1: Invisible, Mystical, Universal body of believers
1: Local, Geographical, Tangible, Highly Visible body of believers
And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints.
– Ephesians 6:18
Stand firm then… Take up the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
– Ephesians 6:17
God’s salvation does not come in response to a changed life. A changed life comes in response to the salvation, offered as a free gift.
– Timothy Keller
Stand firm then with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. – Ephesians 6:15 The meaning of peace The Greek term that Paul uses here literally means to be bound, united or woven together with God. Peace is seen in unity with ChristPeace is in a heart that is…