Sunday, December 5

Tag: grace

Personal Life

Be kind to those you lead!

He shall abide before God forever. Oh, prepare mercy and truth, which may preserve him! Psalm 61:7 The New Testament writers would join in with David with one voice declaring the virtues of grace and truth.  Without truth there is no need for grace, without grace, Truth has no soil in which to grow. David treated it as a huge honour to receive mercy and truth.  He knew the power of both.  Truth is God's unrelenting absolutes wrapped in the most incredible person, Jesus.  Which is why Truth does not feel like a rod or a law but strength and power, revelation and insight. David also knew mercy and truth as a sign of promotion. If you are promoted to a point where you have a choice as to whether to show mercy and truth or not to those you lead then that's an honour. Rather th
Personal Life

Your Story

12 I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has given me strength to do his work. He considered me trustworthy and appointed me to serve him, 13even though I used to blaspheme the name of Christ. In my insolence, I persecuted his people. But God had mercy on me because I did it in ignorance and unbelief. 14Oh, how generous and gracious our Lord was! He filled me with the faith and love that come from Christ Jesus. 15This is a trustworthy saying, and everyone should accept it: “Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners”—and I am the worst of them all. 16But God had mercy on me so that Christ Jesus could use me as a prime example of his great patience with even the worst sinners. Then others will realize that they, too, can believe in him and receive eternal life. 17All honor and glory t
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JESUS IS ENOUGH

After starting your Christian lives in the Spirit, why are you now trying to become perfect by your own human effort? Have you experienced so much for nothing? Surely it was not in vain, was it? I ask you again, does God give you the Holy Spirit and work miracles among you because you obey the law? Of course not! It is because you believe the message you heard about Christ.  In the same way, “Abraham believed God, and God counted him as righteous because of his faith.” Galatians 3:3-6 Paul reprimanded the Galatian church for adding to the Gospel things like the law, works and old customs when the Gospel is actually very simple. We find everything in Jesus. Our works and our behavior may be good and even essential in working out our salvation, but they do not add anything to it. Jesus is