Monday, September 24, 2018

The Role of Repentance

      One of the barriers to discipline is that we don’t want people to feel bad or get mad. Parents don’t want their child to cry. Churches don’t want members to be ashamed.
      But if anyone is going to be right with God the relationship starts with godly grief that leads to repentance that results in salvation.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Following Through

      Many people would like to have a relationship with God as long as he would not make any demands of them. They want to have Christianity, but also keep bits and pieces of their ungodly habits and worldly ways.
      But a relationship with God requires submitting to God to be transformed into the image of Christ.
2 Corinthians 7:1 -  Since we have these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from every defilement of body and spirit, bringing holiness to completion in the fear of God.

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Transformation

      We are often urged to become a better version of ourselves. You should be a healthier version of you, a more educated you, a kinder you, a more wealthy you…
      God does not want his people to be a modified version of themselves – he wants us to be transformed into new creatures in Christ.

2 Corinthians 5:17 -  Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.