Convincing God how sorry you are for your sins is not what motivates him to forgive you, the blood of Jesus motivates and enables God to forgive you. Once an unbeliever says yes to Jesus and is indwelt by his spirit, his sins are forever removed from him; as far as the east is from the west. Forgiveness is based on Jesus’ obedience, not our feelings about it. Should a believer repent? YES! Because repent means “to
Do you want to obey God? Do you think you’re doing a good job of obeying him? If you think you’re not doing a good job of obeying God, how do you define obedience? I would guess that all Christ followers want to obey God but often times we feel like we fall short. This is true for various reasons but one overwhelming reason we feel we’re not obeying God is due to a wrong
Believers have the mind of Christ. Our problem is not a lack of information. Our problem isn’t even a lack of “spiritual” information. I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you. John 15:15 Did you catch that? Jesus has revealed EVERYTHING to you that he learned from his
Physicists have a problem, they don’t know why the universe works. They know much about how it works and what it’s made of but are missing the information about why matter behaves in such an organized fashion. The Standard Model of physics includes quarks, leptons and 4 forces but the model is missing the bits that give it it’s intelligence to function the way it does. Believers know that the unseen force that holds everything
Life is a paradox. We want to plan for the future and provide for our loved ones but must also learn to live in the “now.” We want to enjoy living our lives and explore everything yet we have a deep sense to fulfill our call and only live for the Lord. Spiritually, believers are complete in Jesus but we are in a state of continual mind renewal to be transformed into the very image
I’ve just returned from two weeks in Europe where I ministered in the Netherlands and spent time with my family seeing some sites. Sara and I worked it out with our kid’s school for Sydney and Reese to join us. I have looked forward to the day when my entire family could travel with me on ministry trips. While kids seem to grow up quickly, I’m thankful for each phase. My family did a wonderful job ministering with me.