Judge Not, so That You Will Not Be Judged

Father, I repent that I have allowed my mind to judge others through a limited perspective and brought judgment on myself.  I know you have taught me in the scriptures that only God has a perfect judgment and you listen to that judgment, so all your judgments are true.  But I still judge the peopleContinue reading “Judge Not, so That You Will Not Be Judged”

Obeying the Precepts of the Law Is Not the Right Choice

Carved Nativity group made by Faith Craft (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Romans 3 28 For we hold that a person is justified by faith apart from works prescribed by the law. nrsv A person is made righteous by faith. That is, they can make consistent right choices because they have been justified.  Justification is done byContinue reading “Obeying the Precepts of the Law Is Not the Right Choice”

We Need A Revelation Of How Great Free Will Is (Continued)

Our Ability To Make Right Choices Is A Gift of Grace Romans 3 Jesus (Photo credit: Wikipedia) 22 Namely, the righteousness of God which comes by believing with personal trust and confident reliance on Jesus Christ (the Messiah).  [And it is meant] for all who believe.  For there is no distinction,  tab Righteousness is havingContinue reading “We Need A Revelation Of How Great Free Will Is (Continued)”

We Need A Revelation Of How Great Free Will Is (Continued)

Choose Righteousness or Wickedness A Crown of Righteousness for my Auntie Gin (Photo credit: prayerfriends) Romans 132 Though they are fully aware of God‘s righteous decree that those who do such things deserve to die, they not only do them themselves but approve and applaud others who practice them. tab Real sinners are those whoContinue reading “We Need A Revelation Of How Great Free Will Is (Continued)”

Chapter 3 – The Faithful Act Like They Know Christ (Continued)

Stained glass at St John the Baptist’s Anglican Church http://www.stjohnsashfield.org.au, Ashfield, New South Wales. Illustrates Jesus’ description of himself “I am the Good Shepherd” (from the Gospel of John, chapter 10, verse 11). This version of the image shows the detail of his face. The memorial window is also captioned: “To the Glory of GodContinue reading “Chapter 3 – The Faithful Act Like They Know Christ (Continued)”

Chapter 3 – The Faithful Act Like They Know Christ (Continued)

Jeremiah 9:24 But let him who glories glory in this: that he understands and knows Me [personally and practically, directly discerning and recognizing My character], that I am the Lord, Who practice loving-kindness, judgment and righteousness in the earth, for in these things I delight, says the Lord. tab            Continue reading “Chapter 3 – The Faithful Act Like They Know Christ (Continued)”

Chapter 3 – The Faithful Act Like They Know Christ (Continued)

English: the first of the Epistles to the Colossians (Photo credit: Wikipedia) In Colossians 3:12 the Lord tells us about the Christian graces he has implanted into our new lives.  We are lavished with riches in the Spirit to minister to others with grace, kindness, humility, meekness, long-suffering, forbearance, and forgiveness. Jesus let your peaceContinue reading “Chapter 3 – The Faithful Act Like They Know Christ (Continued)”

Chapter 3 – The Faithful Act Like They Know Christ (Continued)

English: Jesus Christ baroque sculpture in Holy Spirit church, Vilnius (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Ephesians 1:4 Even as [in His love] He chose us — actually picked us out for Himself as His own — in Christ before the foundation of the world; that we should be holy (consecrated and set apart for Him) and blamelessContinue reading “Chapter 3 – The Faithful Act Like They Know Christ (Continued)”

Chapter 3 – The Faithful Act Like They Know Christ (Continued)

Colossians 3:12 Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering;13 Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye,14 And above all these things put on charity, whichContinue reading “Chapter 3 – The Faithful Act Like They Know Christ (Continued)”

Chapter 3 – The Faithful Act Like They Know Christ (Continued)

English: Ascension of Christ (Photo credit: Wikipedia) “Ascension.  He ‘hath raised us up together, and made us sit together’ with Him in the heavenlies.  This is much more than resurrection.  It is ascension.  It is taking the place of accomplished victory and conceded right, and sitting down in an attitude of complete repose, from henceforthContinue reading “Chapter 3 – The Faithful Act Like They Know Christ (Continued)”