God’s Law is perfect. What does it mean for us? How does grace fit in? How does the law fit in with grace? What is grace? Grace is unmerited favor; it is a gift from God. Nothing we cannot earn our way into heaven. To follow the law to earn our way to heaven, we must follow the whole law, every bit of it, all of it, every day. Continue reading “Law and Grace”
There will be a day when we will be at Jesus feet. Some will see Him at the Great White throne judgment, and those of us who follow Him will see Him at the Bema seat. Those who decide to not follow Him will be judged by what they did in their life to determine where they will go. The Great White Throne is where He will judge the nations on whether they are worthy to enter into heaven. Unfortunately, none of us are good enough to enter heaven on our own merit. Continue reading “What Crown will We Receive?”
God is gracious and loves His children. Jesus came to save the world and fulfill the law. He gave us a new covenant, that salvation comes through faith in Jesus Christ. The Lord has come to save us, Jew and Gentile alike. The law was brought to us to show us that we could never be righteous enough to obtain salvation on our own. We should not ignore God’s commandments, though. God’s commands are good and His ways are best for our lives. As one who is born again, a person follows the commandments of God and live by the Spirit because we love Him. We obey God not to gain salvation, but because of it.
Jesus taught us that it is not about the act of obedience, but the heart and desire to obey our Lord. The teachers of the law asked Jesus about God’s commandments. They were always focusing on the doing, but Jesus taught people to take it a step further and to do things out of love. Continue reading “Love and the Commandments”
God’s word is more than a book to read, it is a way to live. Do you want to know God’s will? Read the word. Do you want God to speak to you? Read the word. Continue reading “God’s Word is Life”
What does it look like to ‘pick up our cross?’ I think Matthew 25:31-46 may be a partial answer – Continue reading “How do We Pick up Our Cross?”