You are valuable, so valuable beyond ability to measure, but only when juxtaposed aside your all-glorifying Creator whose glory spills over on you. The following is a response to the conclusions drawn by the staff of The Economist Newspaper in their recent article on doctor-assisted dying titled The Right to Die. In a secular society, … Continue reading Joy in Death
I never have to do a moment's labor to gain or maintain my justified status before God! The following is an excerpt from Milton Vincent's A Gospel Primer for Christians: Learning to See the Glories of God's Love, which I wanted to share from my morning with God today. I highly recommend this book for … Continue reading Resting in Christ’s Righteousness
Loving your neighbor but showing partiality is like murder minus adultery. 8 If you really fulfill the royal law according to the Scripture, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself,” you are doing well. 9 But if you show partiality, you are committing sin and are convicted by the law as transgressors. 10 For whoever keeps the whole law but fails in … Continue reading Rich, Poor, & Uncomfortable Mercy
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
I am writing to you, little children, because your sins are forgiven for his name’s sake. 1 John 2:12Father, I am thankful that my sins are forgiven--sins of worry, doubt, quick anger, frustration with others, lust, dissatisfaction and pride--for the sake of YOUR name, and not my own. If I was forgiven for the sake of … Continue reading Forgiven For His Name
Acts 1:6–11 6 So when they had come together, they asked him, “Lord, will you at this time restore the kingdom to Israel?” 7 He said to them, “It is not for you to know times or seasons that the Father has fixed by his own authority. 8 But you will receive power when the … Continue reading What More Answers Do You Need?