You’re Off the hook!

Sometimes we fear forgiving others because we don’t want to be hurt anymore. But, we don’t have to fear and we can forgive because Christ has provided our forgiveness, our redemption. 

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“Fear Not for I Have Redeemed You!”

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Brother do I hate people!

WE don’t have to fear conflict. It is an opportunity for reconciliation and most of all, a reminder of our need for redemption. It also clearly gives us a picture of the beauty of Christ’s work in our forgiveness. 

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“Fear Not for I Have Redeemed You!”

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Do Not Fear!

Easier said than done. Today we consider the reality of fear and worry, its source and most of all, its cure. This podcast won’t carry you to the heights of fearlessness, but it will remind you of the source of our hope. 

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“Fear Not for I Have Redeemed You!”

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Prayer is Tough!

And it’s one of those battles we fight every single day. The truth is that we can pray because we are AT ONE with God because of Jesus Christ. Gladly, even when we find ourselves unable to pray we can trust that God the Spirit will pray for us, prompt us to pray and endeavor the journey for us. 

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“Solus Cristos!”

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Jesus Loves Me This I Know!

Because the bible does tell us so! The truth is that God, being immutable and eternal, has loved you eternally. That is if you are a believing one. His love for your purchased you through the death of His Son Jesus the Christ and there is no fear of wrath because He has rescued you by His everlasting love. 

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“Solus Cristos!”

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Behold the Lamb!

The only son of God is the lamb through which God is satisfied in His justice! We must not convolute the gospel of grace with philosophy and traditions but need to submit to the clear teaching of Scripture. This short podcast will remind us of the reality of God’s provision in Jesus His Son! 

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“Solus Cristos!”

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Trusting in the Provision of the Lord!

God told Abraham to sacrifice his only son on the altar. God provided the grace for Abraham’s obedience. God granted the faith so Abraham would trust God. God provided the escape and most of all, God provided the true lamb, Jesus Christ, His One and Only Son! 

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Behavior Modification is Not Needed!

We all wish people would act better in society. And if we are honest, we all have a standard by which we live and could easily impose that standard on others. God has written the standard in His law, so why don’t we just start there? Well, because we can’t have people live a certain way over them actually being ALIVE!  The gospel is the most vital message, not behavior. The law and the government can deal with these things, and for the saints, church discipline.

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The social sphere is all stirred with the news of Stephen Hawking’s recent death. Those in the science, physics, and atheistic communities are showering his life as a major accomplishment of research and logic while others, some in these same communities, seem to be harping on the ‘click-bait’ worthy idea that now the grand atheist is no longer an atheist. Before you surmise that I am just gaining my own ‘hooks’ in the sea of non-thinking mobile fodder, I wrote this article the day after his death and waited a week for its publishing. Also, my point today is to point to this ridiculous assertion that Hawking is no longer an atheist. He most certainly is. I also argue that he is no different than many professing Christians, cultists, Muslim and for sure, he’s no different than most red-blooded, right-wing, so-called conservative evangelicals who have mounted this news as an attempt to be a voice when they don’t have one. If anyone is to ever read this, it’s not because of self-promotion but by the Lord’s grace that we should all hear and heed the reality of our culture.
Professing Christians who do not believe in the gospel of Grace and worse, hate it when they see it are nothing more than professing Christian Atheists because they do not believe in the God of the Bible and they will not believe in the truth of His gospel.
BEWARE.  Hear and be saved.  By the mercy of God.

Scripture speaks of the power of Christ. The power of the cross, the authority of Jesus, the power of the gospel etc. all speaks to the power of Christ. While you may consider the power of Christ the manifestation of miracles, supernatural knowledge or signs, the reality is that the apostles make the claim that the power of Christ most glorious is the transformed heart of the believer toward truth and love for the brethren. Teaching through John’s writings gives us a constant reminder of this fact. That there are many who “live” in a manner they feel is worthy of Jesus Christ in their own eyes, but when they refuse fellowship with others, they, in turn, are displaying “unregenerate” powerlessness. 

Paul speaks to the Corinthian church about the power of Christ. He says that he will know if Christ is in them if they heed the authority of his writing and instruction. Mainly, that they forsake themselves and “COMPLETE” all the restoration between them. This means that they will be intimate, together, free, and in fellowship. 

2 Corinthians 13:11–14 Finally, brothers, rejoice. Aim for restoration, comfort one another, agree with one another, live in peace; and the God of love and peace will be with you. 12 Greet one another with a holy kiss. 13 All the saints greet you.
14 The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.

Several hours, if not days can be expended on this holistic reality. But for now, let’s say this. One of the primary expressions of regeneration is that we are sealed by the same Spirit. God the Holy Spirit in us brings our unity and because of this, there is NOTHING that can separate us from the Lord and from each other. When factions come between the church and cause people to scatter, it is always wicked. Sometimes it is due to ignorance but most of the time these things happen because of an active and living flesh. IF we have the same Spirit within us there is nothing that would cause divorce amongst the brethren.

In the end, this teaching is extrapolated continually throughout the New Testament through the instruction and commandments for every Christian to be subject to the Word, the Elders of the church, the Assembly (that is the church, only when it gathers) and exercising the gifts God has given them for the benefit of the assembly. We can feel justified in doing “home” studies and “online” sermons, but in reality, that type of existence as a believer is a continual rebellion against the teaching of God. So, in the sense of the text, true regeneration produces a complete unity that nothing will stop and to say otherwise is to refuse to love the brethren, thus, according to John, the Love of God is not in us. 

We may see that all the works of the law, all the dressing of worldly “righteousness” and all the prayers, pleadings, purity and the like are not the measure of the Power of Christ in us. But it is the evidence of TRUTH by the LOVE we have for each other. Love well beloved by the grace that is YOURS in Jesus Christ!  Amen.  While this is not exhaustive, it is truth. Are you listening?