Category Archives: Completed Work of Christ

Grace, Truly Amazing, pt. 4

December 14 “For by one sacrifice, He has perfected forever those who are being made holy.” (Hebrews 10:14) To me, this is one of the most fascinating verses in all of the Bible. Think about what it is really saying… … Continue reading

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Grace, Truly Amazing, pt. 2

December 11 “We know that a person is not justified by works of the law but through faith in Jesus Christ…” (Gal. 2:16) If you are a follower of Jesus, then you understand (fairly well) that you can do nothing … Continue reading

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Grace, Truly Amazing

December 10 “For the grace of God has been revealed, bringing salvation to all people.” (Titus 2:11) It is a common thought among many people, these days, that (pretty much) all religions are the same. A secondary thought emerges… so … Continue reading

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To BE or not to BE

November 14 The New Testament paints a glorious picture of God’s handiwork accomplished through Christ. It speaks of what God has made us to be – so that He can live in us, and work through us, to draw the … Continue reading

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Be vs. Do, pt. 5 – Faith to BE

November 13 The gospel message is that Jesus came to do everything necessary to make us vessels suitable for divine habitation. He came to deal (completely) with our sinfulness – and with everything that sin had done to effect our … Continue reading

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Be vs. Do, pt. 4 – The Whole Point

November 12 “For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works…” (Eph. 2:10) We have been talking about being vs. doing – and the vital importance of seeing ourselves in light of God’s provision, through the … Continue reading

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Be vs. Do; pt. 3 – The Futility of Doing

November 9 “I do not do the good I want, but the evil I do not want is what I keep on doing…” (Romans 7:19) We have been talking about the importance of “being” rather than “doing.” Jesus came to … Continue reading

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Be vs. Do

November 5 The very foundation of true Christianity involves a remarkable identity change for us who have embraced Jesus and what He has done for us. The New Testament is replete with polar contrasts… what we were (before Jesus) and … Continue reading

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Were vs. Are, pt. 7 – Light in the Lord

November 2 “For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord.” (Ephesians 5:8) Over the past two weeks we have been talking about the amazing contrast between what we were (before committing our hearts to Jesus) … Continue reading

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Were vs. Are; pt. 6 – Whole

October 30 “…By His wounds you are healed.” (1Peter 2:24) We were once broken. Shattered. Twisted. Beaten down. Now we are healed. Whole. The very essence of healing, in the Scriptures, is a return to wholeness. Sickness. Disease. Mental illness. … Continue reading

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