Christ's life does not end with the cross, but continues on in the resurrection, where is godhood is confirmed in the conquering of death. What does this mean for us?
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Like children, we follow the steps of the Spirit, leading us ever towards Christ!
Grace is sufficient, and a free gift in faith. We cannot add to this gift, or we cheapen it.
Sometimes, the loving thing for us to do involves confronting our Christian brothers and sisters, humbly, by pointing them to Christ and the Gospel.
We all enter into salvation the same way, by grace. So there can be no feeling of superiority. There are no second-class Christians, because there is only one Gospel!
God has provided one, clear path to salvation. There is one gospel, though many gospel pretenders.
Galatians stands as a clear example of grace unmerited and clear exhortation that adding any extra rules to the Gospel strips it of its power. In this brief opening, Paul reminds the Galatians of the Gospel and his calling to apostleship by Christ.
The Gospel is our only hope, not the beginning of our faith, but the beginning, middle, and end.
Many people misconstrue biblical Christianity with strange spiritual rituals and mysterious mumbo jumbo, instead of seeing it as the worship of a savior who stepped into human history.
Wherever God calls us, we are called to share the Gospel among all people with love and patience, even the response may be hostile.
The Bible is so often misquoted and misrepresented that the true message of the Gospel can be twisted or muddled into something that does not sanctify us or glorify God. But this is not a new problem.
The first church to be called Christian in recorded history remains a prime example of our calling as followers of Christ.
The genealogy of Jesus is important. It not only shows the authenticity of the Gospel, but also how God can fulfill his promises through all kinds of people and situations.
How does the Gospel spread even with persecution? How do you participate in global mission?
For cultural transformation and regeneration, we need to start with a central pillar of our hope and faith: the Gospel of Christ's saving work.