But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of him
who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.
1 Peter 2:8
Most of my life I've been told I am a saint. Not because I was such a wonderful person or living a great life of service, but because I asked Jesus to be my Savior at an early age. I learned early on that every believer is a saint a...
... because He submitted Himself to death, and was counted among the rebels; yet He bore the sin of many and interceded for the rebels.
When Jesus died on the cross, He counted Himself among the rebels...the sinners or as many versions put it, the transgressors. He became guilty while on the cross when He bore our sins. Jesus was not a sinner, but He became sin for us.
Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we
have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.
Adam's sin brought condemnation to everyone, but Christ's obedience, His death on the cross, brought reconciliation for those who believe Jesus is the Savior (Rom 5:19). Not everyone will believe, and only those who do will be justified and receive new life. Justification means to be declared righteous by God,...
And God created man in His own image, in the image of
God He created him; male and female He created them.
Who are you? First of all, you are a created being. You are made in the image of God, which makes you different from other living things, but you are still created. This makes you both dependent on God, your Creator, and accountable to Him.
Who are you? When Coach Harrison in the movie, Overcomer was asked that question, he said he was a coach. Later on, Coach Harrison asked his Cross Country runner, Hannah, the same question, and she said she didn't know who she was.
"I'm a carpenter," my husband might say. But that was his vocation, not who he is.
"I'm a failure," a friend once told me. She was a Chris...
In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.
I was sitting on a rock with my feet submerged in the rushing water from the stream at the base of Nevada Falls in Yosemite National Park. It was beautiful! After a grueling hike, I was ready to take in God's creation more fully. Beauty was everywhere! I was with my oldest son and my daughter. We split up for a time to reflect, or at least that's what I was doi...
unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the
gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.
2 Corinthians 4:4
Have you ever been frustrated because no matter what you say to someone about Jesus, they just don't get it? They may say, "It's fine for you, but that God stuff isn't for me." Or they nod politely, but you know they don't...