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Role Reversal

Role Reversal

Just prior to His death, Jesus did the unthinkable. In the upper room with the disciples, Jesus turned greatness upside down. He modeled servanthood. He taught the disciples the remarkable principle of role reversal and launched an unstoppable movement through those...

God is Infinite

God is Infinite

Over and over again, the Bible tells us God is infinite. While it’s difficult to understand what this really means, we’ll do our best to try. And as our understanding of this truth grows deeper, it has the potential to change our lives for good.

God is Holy

God is Holy

God is holy, and in order for us be in relationship with Him, we also must be holy. When we accept the sacrifice that Jesus made on our behalf, we enter into a right relationship with God. From that moment on, God sees us as holy! But that’s only half of the equation....

God is Gracious

God is Gracious

We all live in a world full of demands. We can choose how many we subject ourselves to, but we can’t avoid them altogether. Have you ever considered what motivations drive you most and from where they come? What happens when we fail to meet the demands? More often...

God is Present

God is Present

God is present everywhere and at all times. That is one of the things the Bible says we can know about God. But many of us often feel like God is anything but present in our lives. It can sometimes feel like God is nowhere to be found, like we can’t connect with Him...

God is Generous

God is Generous

When someone is generous they give more of something (like time or money) than is necessary or expected. Sometimes we're generous because we’ve been blessed with an abundance. We can also be generous with scarce resources, as we’re motivated by love or compassion....

God is Just

God is Just

The fact that God is love is unmistakable. But God is also just. God’s justice reminds us that some things are right and some things are sinful. And sinful actions deserve punishment. When you get to know God better, your suspicions may be confirmed; you may discover...

God is Three in One

God is Three in One

The Doctrine of the Trinity—that God is One in Essence and Three in Person—is one of the most ancient and well established beliefs in Christianity. It is also one of the most perplexing, confusing, and seemingly irrelevant beliefs about who God is. Why has the church...

God is Jealous

God is Jealous

It’s almost inconceivable to think of jealousy as a virtue. It’s an undesirable attitude to be avoided at all costs. But as we get to know God, we soon discover that He is jealous. How can jealousy be wrong for us and right for God?

God Transforms

God Transforms

All who believe in Jesus are transformed by God from sinner to saint! The Apostle Paul’s letters in the New Testament often referred to the believers as saints. So if God (and Paul) sees believers as saints, why is the behavior of so many Christians unsaintly? As...

God is Trustworthy

God is Trustworthy

Trust can be a difficult matter to talk about depending on your upbringing and your life circumstances. Understandably, many people have difficulty trusting others because they have been hurt many times. Even approaching the subject of trust we may begin to stiffen...

God as Father

God as Father

On the adventure of getting to know God, we soon discover that God is a father. But God is no ordinary father. He exhibits the best things of fatherhood in a perfect way. And He invites you into a relationship as His child.

God is Knowable

God is Knowable

It’s possible we can embrace ideas about God that are entirely incorrect. People often live in a way that implies God is distant and disinterested. What if the opposite is true about God? We can enjoy a completely different experience when we understand we can know...

Reconciling Accounts

Reconciling Accounts

At salvation we’re entrusted with a gift that we can invest and enjoy or ignore and squander. But one thing is for sure: we will give an account of our lives before God. Living for Jesus never goes unnoticed by Jesus. He promises to faithfully reward those who have...

Lasting Impression

Lasting Impression

Understanding the difference between salvation and discipleship is one of the most critical distinctions in the entire Bible. At the heart of this discussion is the question of our behavior. What is required of us to keep our salvation and how much sin is “allowed”...

The Time It Takes

The Time It Takes

Once you understand the distinction between salvation and discipleship you’re poised to make more sense of the spiritual life. A major piece of the Christian life puzzle centers on the time it takes to get salvation and the time it takes to grow. Get this wrong and...

The Price to Pay

The Price to Pay

It’s clear that God wants to communicate with us. But sometimes the things of God can be difficult to understand. When we look carefully at the concepts surrounding the spiritual life, we discover a simple, basic distinction that profoundly informs our understanding...

Under Grace Not Law

Under Grace Not Law

While many Christians admit that salvation occurs apart from the keeping of the law, they hasten to insert the law as a standard for living the Christian life. What is the purpose of the Old Testament law? And more specifically, what does it mean to be under grace and...

Abide or Slide

Abide or Slide

Because every person is born separated from God, we are in trouble. But God has come to the rescue. Salvation is offered to all as a free gift - a gift received by belief that Jesus has died in our place. After receiving this gift, we have the choice to invest our...

Is It A or B?

Is It A or B?

People often struggle with the blatant simplicity of the free gift of eternal life. It is a gift without cost given freely through God's grace. But at the same time, Jesus calls us to pay the price of following Him. Can this apparent contradiction be reconciled? The...

Once You’re In, You’re In

Once You’re In, You’re In

Some people make salvation harder to get than it really is. And similarly, some people insist salvation is harder to keep than it really is. Can salvation, once received, ever be lost? If so, how? If salvation is a free gift, does the recipient get charged after the...