Would you trade something of immeasurable worth for something completely worthless? Probably not. But that is exactly what God did when He gave His one and only Son to be the offering for our sin, so that we could be made right with God.
Did you pray for yourself today? You should have. But, if you didn’t, the Bible says that Jesus did. In fact, consider the intensity of His prayer for you in this verse. It jumped off the page at me when I first read it. Paul said that Christ is sitting in the place of honor at God’s right hand, pleading for us. Think of it. Jesus is pleading your case before the Father. What is He pleading in our behalf?
Good news! Who’s not interested in some good news for a change? In his book, How to Give Away Your Faith, author Paul Little says, “More flies are attracted by honey than vinegar.” His point was that how we present our faith has a lot to do with the response we receive.
We’ve all heard it, and most of us have said it at some time. Many know it by heart. Some call it The Lord’s Prayer or The Model Prayer. As familiar as this prayer may be, how often do we really consider what we’re saying?
If God says He forgets our sins, then why would you ever want to dwell on them? Past offenses are a formidable weapon in the hand of our accuser! Satan loves to remind you of your past failures and mistakes. But, when God forgives our sins, He totally forgets them.
by Chris Shook and Megan Shook Alpha “So, chosen by God for this new life of love, dress in the wardrobe God picked out for you: compassion, kindness, humility, quiet strength, discipline. Be even-tempered, content with second place, quick to forgive an offense. Forgive as quickly and completely as the […]
Then Peter came to Him and asked, “Lord, how often should I forgive someone who sins against me? Seven times?“ “No, not seven times,“ Jesus replied, “but seventy times seven!“ Matt. 18:21, 22 (NLT) Peter must have felt so spiritual when he suggested forgiving someone up to seven times. After all, the […]
“He who cannot forgive others destroys the bridge over which he himself must pass.” George Herbert We’ve all heard it, and most of us have said it at some time. Many know it by heart. Some call it The Lord’s Prayer or The Model Prayer. As familiar as this prayer may […]
“Young man, your sins are forgiven.” Luke 5:20b (NLT) Imagine this young man. Luke tells us that he was a paralytic and was carried to Jesus by some friends. They believed that if they could just get their friend to Jesus, he would be healed. The crowd was too great […]
This is such an important question for Christ followers to understand in order to live the abundant life Jesus came to offer us; a life of joy and peace. You simply cannot experience that joy and peace if your heart is full of guilt or shame, yet untold believers are haunted by past […]