Walk in Christ

Colossians 2:6-7, As you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, rooted and built up in Him and established in the faith. Too often, Christians think, “Because Christ has forgiven me, I can do whatever sin I want without regret.” No, you cannot; that is Christian sociopathy. Faith in Christ does not permit licentiousness; […]

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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 Purpose of Good Works

Galatians 2:16, Yet we know that a person is not justified by works of the law but through faith in Jesus Christ, so we also have believed in Christ Jesus, in order to be justified by faith in Christ and not by works of the law, because by works of the law no one will be […]

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Good Works

Titus 3:14, Let our people learn to devote themselves to good works, so as to help cases of urgent need, and not be unfruitful. Good works for salvation? No! Good works for those who are in need. Good works are not done for our sake, but for the sake of our neighbour who needs our good […]

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Who Do You Say Jesus Is?

Matthew 16:15-16, [Jesus] said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” Simon Peter replied, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” Last January, I was standing in the place where Jesus asked this question: Caesarea Philippi. Jesus’ response to Peter’s answer is vital, “Flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but […]

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Love in Deed and Truth

1 John 3:18, Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and truth. Here, John is writing on the same concept as St. James, “So also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead” (James 2:17). Neither apostle believes works are justifying, for that belongs to the work of faith, […]

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Trust in the Word

Matthew 4:3-4, And the tempter came and said to Him, “If You are the Son of God, command these stones to become loaves of bread.” But He answered, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God’” (cf. Deuteronomy 8:3). Satan didn’t test Jesus out of doubt […]

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Guatemala: Tear Down the Wall

We arrived in Guatemala late Saturday night (Jan. 20) in Guatemala City. As soon as we stepped out of the airport, I was immediately satisfied with the air of warmth I felt having flown from Missouri. After many months of hearing about the two American missionaries we’d be working with, we finally got to meet […]

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