Grace-based faith is all about what God has done in Christ to rescue and redeem us before it is ever about any kind of response we give to what he has done for us.
As important as it is, it may be shocking to some to discover that feeding the hungry and helping the poor is not the heart and core of the gospel.
Why God determined to give human beings freedom might be the greatest mystery in human existence.
Some people apparently feel that God fits neatly into their hip pocket, right there with their Smart phone, because it seems he agrees with virtually all the decisions they want to make and the things they desire.
George W. Bush once said, “We judge others by their group’s worst example, while we judge ourselves by our best intentions.” On this Father’s Day, we’ll consider what that truth has to do with children and parents.
Who or what is your ultimate authority – who pipes the tunes to which you dance and who plays the music to which you march?
When we live by faith, not by sight, how absolutely prepared can we be for the unforeseen? Life, by its very nature, is unpredictable – something always goes wrong.
Join Greg as he surveys 12 transforming passages that, in concert with all of the gospel of Jesus Christ, conclusively demonstrate that we are saved by what God makes of us, not something we earn or achieve.
Christ-followers adamantly believe they are who they are, in Christ, because of what God has done for them. The world at large, including much of Christendom, believes what we do and how we behave determines who we are.
Of all the relationships in your life, none will be so positively lopsided, in your favor, as that of your mother’s love.
Would you rather God judge you impartially and give you the benefit of the doubt, would you prefer his justice to be strictly by the book?
Believing God’s love to be dependent on obedience to law amounts to rejecting his grace which in turn is a rejection of Jesus.
Have you ever bargained with God, assuring him of all the good things you would do, if only he would allow you to win the lottery?
Dividing the world into right and wrong and them vs. us is an exercise that takes us away from Jesus Christ, rather than toward him.
Jesus’ nail marks and scars testify to how far he will always go out of his everlasting love for you.
Jesus is the fountain of life and in his light we see light – when all is said and done, nothing else matters apart from Jesus.
When Jesus rode into Jerusalem on a donkey, the crowds saw something altogether different that the purpose for which Jesus had come.
The great tragedy that exists within Christendom today is that so many do not see God as he is, they see God the way they have been taught – through their ingrained predispositions.
God is the Great Giver, and he is the fountainhead of all our generous giving, which flows to others by his own lavish grace.
While some Christ-followers choose to be members of a denomination or a brick and mortar congregation they are, far more than that and ultimately, members of the universal body of Christ, which knows no boundaries and is not defined or limited by real estate, icons, rituals or liturgy.
It is far easier for you and me to accuse another person of being a sorry excuse of a human being than it is for us to seriously consider our own broken and flawed condition.
“Jesus resolutely set out for Jerusalem” (Luke 9:51) – fully committed to his mission and the cross that awaited him, because of his love for you and me.
In the midst of an embattled world, engaged in a vicious war of words, Paul admonishes us to speak graciously, using flavorful, edifying and uplifting language.
Does God tolerate you and me, because his job description says he has to, or does he enjoy and love us as his dear children?
Would you define the ministry of Jesus as one of building walls and barriers or tearing them down?