Posts from 2013

Posts from 2013

God and Creation

The gospel is the greatest news because while all of us are born with a broken relationship with God, due to sin, God by His grace in Jesus has restored our relationship with Him. In short, the gospel defines our relationship with God through Jesus. The gospel not only defines our relationship by God’s grace, we also grow closer to God by this same grace (Galatians…

Gospel Explained; Gospel Revealed

The Bible begins telling us “In the beginning God…” (Genesis 1:1)  You may believe God to be a kind, friendly, warm, a little confused but loving old being who has wishes but little demands (if any), who can be safely ignored if you do not have time for him and very understanding of your propensity to make mistakes and through them make a mess of your live.  Well, let me…

Gone for a Moment, But Ours Forever

Philemon Often in his letters, Paul referred to the brevity of life here on earth. He speaks of the temporary nature of possessions that we tend to hold so dear.  (1st Timothy 6:7, 9)  Philemon could have had a moment of earthly victory!  Other slave owners would have applauded a tough stance toward the runaway slave, Onesimus. Whatever punishment Philemon dealt would be…