God accepts only one person, His beloved Son. And we are in Him. So He accepts us on exactly the same basis as He accepts Christ. Therefore, we need not struggle to earn God’s favor.
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Have you ever thought about what Jesus is doing today?
Is He just sitting in heaven waiting for the Father to tell Him to come back, twiddling His thumbs?
This is a topic that I’ve wanted to research for at least three years now, if not more. I went back through my file of “things to research someday”. Here’s a screenshot:
Well, Frank Viola beat me to it with his newest book, Jesus Now. And I’m glad he did. Not because I don’t have to do the research, but because Viola did a fantastic job clearly explaining Jesus’ current ministry.
And Frank explained much more than Jesus as our high priest.
Jesus Now: What Is He Up To Today?
Jesus is still active and present. In fact, He has seven specific ways that He works today. And all seven have to do with you and me. Continue Reading…
“You don’t serve God to get God’s favor and acceptance. You serve God from the basis of having His favor and acceptance. And there’s a world of difference between those two things.”
I’m preempting what I had planned to post today because I want to share this audio with you.
He calls this episode, “12 Forgotten Things Every Christian Should Know.”
This episode stopped me in my tracks.
These were the best 24 minutes of encouragement I received this week from an online source. This is perhaps the best podcast episode I’ve heard all spring. Continue Reading…
Does God have a place that He regards as special above all others?
Is it Jerusalem? The city where Solomon built the temple?
Is it the tabernacle, the tent that moved with the Israelites before the temple was built?
Is it a “church building”?
No. God’s favorite place on earth is not one particular place on the map.
Two millennia ago, God walked on the earth in the flesh. Jesus Christ was rejected everywhere He went. Every place He walked, no one wanted Him. Except one tiny village…Bethany. Continue Reading…