Having looked at what Jesus accomplished in purchasing our salvation on the cross, we now turn to the doctrine of election. This doctrine has suffered from so much confusion and controversy, which is so far from why God speaks of it in His word. God didn’t give election to us for arguing…He gave it to […]
When all is said and done, why do you do what you do as a Christian? For all of the motivations, is what you do selfish, or out of fear, or out of obligation? Or is there a greater reason, a more lasting reason – that itself turns into power for life and faith in this […]
We in America love to celebrate our freedom. But the Bible speaks of another truth: That all of us in this life are slaves to the sin that holds us and binds us. Don’t you know it from your own life – the things that have kept you and held you powerless? If you long to […]
So what does this new life in Christ really look like? If we have been set free from external rules, laws, and obligations. What are we freed to? What difference does the good news and freedom of the gospel really make in our lives? To answer that, we turn to a Scripture that uses a […]
On Easter morning, we dress up in nice clothes and we celebrate resurrection. It is supposed to be a time of great joy. Still, many of us can feel far from joy in our lives. Circumstances come and storms batter and we wonder where God is. Has He abandoned us? Are we alone? How can […]
We see it all around us. The news reports, like a daily flood, telling us of the latest bizarre ruling, law, or way that our government is moving further and further away from God’s truth. What are we as Christians to do when it seems, more and more, that to live and stand in and […]
As we consider further the difference that the gospel should make in the lives of Christians, let’s focus on a few questions: Has the kindness of God brought you to repentance? Why do you now do what you do for the Lord? And by what power do you try to do it?
Election is taught in Scripture – throughout the whole of Scripture, Old Testament and New. Yet it can be extremely hard for us to grasp, because at first glance, it seems so unfair. Hear how the Bible deals with this, inviting us to receive how God comes to us out of love and grace.
Far from being an assault on our freedom – the doctrine of election allows us to see how much God loves His people and how powerfully He acts to save them. It is the foundation for our security, and a source of strength for our struggles.