Category Archives: Completed Work of Christ

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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Were vs. Are; pt. 5 – Holy

October 29 “For He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world to be holy and blameless in His sight.” (Ephesians 1:4) There are two prominent thoughts expressed in this verse… One) God chose us to be His before … Continue reading

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Were vs. Are; pt. 4 – Righteousness of God

October 26 “God made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God.” (2 Corinthians 5:21) Scripturally speaking, our salvation is a package deal. Included in the … Continue reading

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Were vs. Are, pt. 3 – God’s Workmanship

October 25 “For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works…” (Eph. 2:10) Christians are meant to be the display of the power and magnificence of God’s handiwork. We are, literally, God’s “masterpiece” (as some translations have … Continue reading

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Were vs. Are; pt. 2 – Alive with Christ

October 24 “But God… made us alive together with Christ…” (Ephesians 2:5) Scripture tells us that we WERE all “dead” in our trespasses and sins. Each and every one of us. Separated from God (and His life) as our natural … Continue reading

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Who & What – Were vs. Are

October 23 “You were dead in your trespasses and sins…” (Ephesians 2:1) The Christian experience is a life of contrasts – deep, unmistakable contrasts. Notice the finality. The completeness. The stark reality of change. You were (something)… but now, instantaneously … Continue reading

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Who We Are and What We Have

October 22 “(God) has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing…” (Ephesians 1:3) As Christians, the greatest struggle we all face is two-fold: knowing, and living by, who we ARE and what we HAVE in Jesus. Many Christians are … Continue reading

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Belief and Faith; pt. 8 – God’s Objective

October 19 “Whoever claims to live in Him must live as Jesus did.” (1 John 2:6) I have been doing a lot of “soul-searching” lately. Maybe it’s because, as I approach the “autumn” of my life, I find myself longing … Continue reading

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Belief and Faith; pt. 7 – Be Transformed

October 18 “…be transformed by the renewal of your mind…” (Romans 12:2) God is a God of instantaneous action. Of effective work. Of completed action. That’s what Jesus came to show us. His miracles were not partial miracles, or gradual … Continue reading

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Belief and Faith; pt. 6 – Be Renewed

October 17 “…be renewed in the spirit of your minds…” (Ephesians 4:23) As Christians, we owe it to ourselves to walk in the fullness of everything God has given us. We also owe it to God. Nothing glorifies Him more … Continue reading

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