Freedom… to become slaves.

July 4, 2015. “For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.” (Galatians 5:1) Independence day is one of my favorite holidays of the year. It is a great time to be with family, without the stress that usually comes with the holiday season, eat together and celebrate the…

Romans 5-6: Justification and baptism.

January 18, 2014. Daily Reading: Romans 5-6. Background: Romans 3-4. Concepts and Connections. Chapter 5 1. Christian peace: Continuing on with his dialog of the differences between justification by faith and justification by works, Paul explains how the paradigm shift that the Jews needed would bring the peace of Christ. Under the idea that there…

The one way you could earn your salvation.

September 21, 2014. *See note at bottom after you read. Do I have your attention? Are you intrigued, or infuriated? Why is it that we teach that no man can earn their salvation? Is this a biblical concept, a rational concept, or just something that we have all together accepted? You see, if salvation were…

No condemnation in Christ Jesus.

May 9, 2014. I have been thinking lately about what it will be like in the resurrection, when all creation is made new and we will dwell with our Lord as we did in the beginning. I imagine a land full of all the good we have today minus all the bad. If we were…

A new creation, holy and precious in his sight.

February 11, 2014. “But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. Once you were not a people, but now you are God’s people; once you had not…