God’s Given Grace

"But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you." Matthew 6:33 When all the natural fails and all that is left for us is to reach out to the supernatural and seek God's free gift of Grace; the real challenge becomes then, do we just [...]

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The Ancient & Modern “Elite”, But Love?

Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. But he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me. (2 Cor. 12:8-9) So [...]

It is grace

During a British conference on comparative religions, experts from around the world debated what belief, if any, was unique to Christianity.  They began eliminating possibilities. Incarnation? Other religions had different versions of gods appearing in human form. Resurrection? Again, other religions had accounts of return from death.  This debate went on for some time until [...]

Redemation vs. Forgviness 

In Christ we are Redeemed and Forgiven (1:7-8), What is the relationship between the words redemption and forgiveness in Ephesians 1:7? Ephesians 1:7-8 (NASB)  "7 In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace 8 that he lavished on us. With all wisdom and [...]