Paul always begins his letters with a greeting that includes a blessing similar to the one above. I usually pass right over the words when I read them, but maybe there is something we can learn from Paul. What was his reason for including the blessing in his letters, and how can it be an example for us?
I started my journal every morning for the past week with "Good morning, Lord! I am a servant of Christ." I then proceeded to dig into what being His servant means. I had questions such as, "How can I be Christ's servant if I am free in Christ?" "Isn't being a servant the same as being a slave?" "What do I do as Christ's servant?" This post will seek to answer those ques...
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...
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...