One Thing 12/15/17

Rev. 4, After these things I looked, and behold, a door standing open in heaven, and the first voice which I had heard, like the sound of a trumpet speaking with me, said, “Come up here, and I will show you what must take place after these things.” 2 Immediately I was in the Spirit; and […]

One Thing 12/14/17

In Romans 7:14–25, Paul, referring to his struggle with the power of sin in his life, uses a first-person singular pronoun 36 times. Throughout those 11 verses the word “I,” “my,” “me,” dominate the narrative. In verse 25 Paul uses the phrase “I myself,” which is a perfect description of the kind of life Paul […]

One Thing 12/13/17

Religion says, “become what you would be with the help of God.” The gospel says, be what you’ve already become by the grace of God.” Where He said “It is finished,” is where we begin in the Christian life. We don’t contend with God for it all; we begin with it all in Christ, and […]

One Thing 12/11/17

2Cor. 5:17 Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come.   Are we Christ enclosed people? I believe this is the real question that each of us must daily ask ourselves as we walk out this Christian life in the midst of […]

One Thing 12/10/17

Ephesians 1 says that everything is summed up in Christ; and it is important that we take that literally. One of the things that Christians often cry out for is for God to give them peace as they walked through stressful and difficult situations. The problem with that prayer is that God already answered it […]

One Thing 12/8/17

2 Cor. 5:21,  “He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.” Imputed righteousness is the Father seeing you in Christ, which guarantees your acceptance even when you sin. Imparted righteousness is you seeing Christ in you, which guarantees your […]

One Thing 12/7/17

Rom. 11:16,  If the first piece of dough is holy, the lump is also; and if the root is holy, the branches are too. 17 But if some of the branches were broken off, and you, being a wild olive, were grafted in among them and became partaker with them of the rich root of the […]

One Thing 12/6/17

The word holy simply means other, or unique, or distinct. It carries the idea of being set apart because of distinctiveness or uniqueness. God’s glory is his holiness. Actually, the word glory in its original meaning carries the idea of “opinion,” in the sense of what you think is true about something or someone that […]

One Thing 12/5/17

2 Cor. 4:16 , Therefore we do not lose heart, but though our outer man is decaying, yet our inner man is being renewed day by day. 17 For momentary, light affliction is producing for us an eternal weight of glory far beyond all comparison, 18 while we look not at the things which are seen, but at […]

One Thing 12/4/17

Rom. 5:15,  But the free gift is not like the transgression. For if by the transgression of the one the many died, much more did the grace of God and the gift by the grace of the one Man, Jesus Christ, abound to the many. 16 The gift is not like that which came through the […]