As you reflect on the birth of Jesus this week, remember why he was sent. Christ was sent to earth by God as a baby, who would grow up not to condemn – but to save us from our sins through his death on the cross. Jesus came to take my place, and yours, and… Continue reading Why did Jesus come?
Do you ever stop to recognise that Jesus died for your sins once and for all? In dying on the cross, Christ, in his perfection and innocence, paid the price for all our stuff-ups, mistakes, and omissions. One event in history wiped our slates clean. Then Jesus, after he died, actually rose again from the… Continue reading He died once and for all. It is finished.
“May the Lord direct your hearts into God’s love and Christ’s perseverance.” (2 Thessalonians 3:5) This is Paul’s prayer for the Thessalonian church in a letter which encourages them not to veer from the truth. They, like us, are on a path of faith which takes them down many puzzling detours. We don’t always know… Continue reading Which road sign?
In Proverbs 5:1-6 Solomon lovingly warns against the type of person who might lead someone into an affair… “My son, pay attention to my wisdom, turn your ear to my words of insight, that you may maintain discretion and your lips may preserve knowledge. For the lips of the adulterous woman drip honey, and her speech is smoother than oil;… Continue reading Beware of smooth criminals…