Christ Chose Us

Acts 9:4-6, And falling to the ground, [Saul] heard a voice saying to him, “Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting Me?” And he said, “Who are you, Lord?” And He said, “I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting. But rise and enter the city, and you will be told what you are to do.” There are Christians who think […]

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The Father’s Duty

Written while in Guatemala on January 24, 2018. Ephesians 6:4, Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord. The father’s duty is to discipline his children in the Lord and to teach them the Word. Although I grew up in a Christian home, we […]

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Republicans & Democrats: Love One Another, Pray for One Another, Pray for the President

Prayer, Respect, and Honour for the President This article is not going to be about political advocacy for Hillary Clinton or President Donald Trump, or for the Republican or Democratic party. I have a more important message. For that, I want us to focus on 1 Timothy 2:1-4: First of all, then, I urge that supplications, […]

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The Bondage of the Will

John 1:12-13, But as many as received Him, He gave to them the ability to become children of God, to those who believe in His name, who were born not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God (own Greek translation). This speaks to our bound will, […]

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God’s Gracious Choosing

John 1:17, For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came into being through Jesus Christ (own Greek translation). Does this mean the law is evil? Not at all! It is holy, good, and righteous because it reveals what is unholy, evil, and unrighteous, namely, sin (Romans 7:7-13). But the law is not grace. What […]

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Keeping the Word

John 8:51, “If anyone keeps My word, he will never see death.” The undisciplined theologian will read these words of Jesus and fashion them into a works righteousness theology. In order to pass from death into eternal life, we have to keep God’s Word completely. God does not settle for 99.9%; it is not good enough! Only 100% […]

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The Weakness of God

1 Corinthians 1:25, For the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God stronger than men. The prerequisite to believing the Gospel is God’s power making us weak and His wisdom making us foolish. For to believe Christ is the Word and Son of God incarnate who was perfect in every way […]

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When Weakness Ends

2 Corinthians 6:8-9, [Servants of God] are treated as impostors, and yet are true; as unknown, and yet well known; as dying, and behold, we live; as punished, and yet not killed… The Christian lives a paradoxical life. We are saint and sinner, poor but rich, content though we suffer, weak yet strong, and we die […]

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Christ the Operator

1 Peter 2:24, [Christ] Himself bore our sins in His body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By His wounds you have been healed. How is it that we think we can come before the cross of Christ, hold our works up to His mangled body, and say, “Look […]

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Treasures in Heaven

Psalm 37:16, Better is the little that the righteous has than the abundance of many wicked. The world measures wealth and success in the abundance of things and accomplishments. Even some Christians have come to think this way. No, what worth are these things that will fade away into eternity? If you have Christ, you have […]

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