Love one another earnestly from a pure heart because your regeneration was called into existence by the imperishable Word of God. 1 Peter 1:22–25 (ESV) 22 Having purified your souls by your obedience to the truth for a sincere brotherly love, love one another earnestly from a pure heart, 23 since you have been born again, … Continue reading Indestructible Love
This week, be convinced that Christmas really is about a gift instead of good deeds. Craig Priestley 2013 Christmas Sermon from Treasuring Christ Church on Vimeo. How did we Christians come to be in God’s good favor? How can you come to be in God’s favor? We Christians came to be in God’s good favor … Continue reading From Naughty or Nice to Inherited Goodness
We were formally spiritual zombies. Feeding on ourselves and one another in self-righteous me-worship. We had no perceptivity for bowing the knee to your goodness and righteousness or to serve someone else without ulterior self-pleasing motives. You caused us to come alive a second time. Isn’t this what we call resurrection? Only our previous life was so lacking in life, we fail to see it as a return to life but instead the start of true life—we are reborn.