Redeeming Christianity

Because all people have sinned, they have fallen short of God’s glory.

Romans 3:23 GW

Now that we have God’s approval by faith, we have peace with God because of what our Lord Jesus Christ has done. Through Christ we can approach God and stand in his favor. So we brag because of our confidence that we will receive glory from God. But that’s not all. We also brag when we are suffering. We know that suffering creates endurance, endurance creates character, and character creates confidence. We’re not ashamed to have this confidence, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.

Romans 5:1‭-‬5 GW

As sin ruled by bringing death, God’s kindness would rule by bringing us his approval. This results in our living forever because of Jesus Christ our Lord.

Romans 5:21 GW

What is sin?

Sin is missing the mark.

What is the mark?

What is the target?

What are we aiming for?

Perfection.

God’s love.

Love is the target.

If we’re not loving, we’re sinning.

Christians are known for their love.

Sinners are known for their lack of love.

Their lack of love for God.

Their lack of love for their fellow human beings.

I don’t believe in religion.

I believe in Jesus.

Jesus is alive.

Religion is dead.

Some fool once said that God is dead.

I think he must have confused what his eyes could see with God.

You can’t see God.

God is a spirit.

There’s only One God.

All others are false.

In this country, we still have the right to speak the truth.

It’s offensive to some people.

We’re not responsible for their offense.

We have no control over how people respond to Jesus.

But we have a responsibility to tell everyone about Jesus.

We cannot fear people.

There is no fear in love.

If we love God, we must love people.

Especially, the lost.

The gift of eternal life is meant to be shared.

Just ask Jesus.

The tide is rising.

The current has shifted.

Don’t let the world define you any longer.

Prove the world wrong.

Testify.

Share what God has done in your life lately.

He is living.

He is active.

Change is accelerating.

It’s a waterfall.

Can you withstand a waterfall?

Can you build a box around it?

Our God is unstoppable.

Our God is unrelenting.

Nothing can stand in His way.

He will accomplish everything He promises.

Have you been in the fire lately?

Have you been tested?

Are you facing many trials?

Then rejoice.

God has found you worthy of refining.

Stand in the fire.

The only thing that you’ll lose is what kept you in bondage.

Freedom.

He promises freedom.

Are you free?

Then walk in it.

Nothing can stop you.

Faith moves mountains.

Arise and shine.

Amen.

What can we say about all of this? If God is for us, who can be against us? God didn’t spare his own Son but handed him over ⌊to death⌋ for all of us. So he will also give us everything along with him. Who will accuse those whom God has chosen? God has approved of them. Who will condemn them? Christ has died, and more importantly, he was brought back to life. Christ has the highest position in heaven. Christ also intercedes for us.

Romans 8:31‭-‬34 GW

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