The enemy knew the Scriptures and used them to tempt Jesus to act irresponsibly and try to force God’s hand. He wanted Jesus to presume on God’s promises. We often presume on God’s promises far more than we think about. We know God has promised to forgive so we sin, just a little because we […]

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Being Presumptuous

The enemy knew the Scriptures and used them to tempt Jesus to act irresponsibly and try to force God’s hand. He wanted Jesus to presume on God’s promises. We often presume on God’s promises far more than we think about. We know God has promised to forgive so we sin, just a little because we […]

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Paul emphasizes that our forgiveness is based on Christ’s work on the cross, not our righteousness. He gives a warning for the church to ensure they guard against any sort of false teaching that would seek to convince them to trade in the fullness of the substance they had received in Jesus, for the hollowness […]

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Deeper into Grace

Paul emphasizes that our forgiveness is based on Christ’s work on the cross, not our righteousness. He gives a warning for the church to ensure they guard against any sort of false teaching that would seek to convince them to trade in the fullness of the substance they had received in Jesus, for the hollowness […]

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Revenge

One of the biggest barriers we all face in life is the issue of forgiveness. Many of us carry around the hurts of the past and that gets in the way of the present. Oftentimes we do not forgive others because we don’t believe they deserve it. We don’t realize it, but we pay a […]

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The Thieves on the Cross

Salvation is not found in what we do but is found in the person of Christ and the work he has done for us. One criminal demanded salvation for himself. The other acknowledged that he deserved the punishment he was getting, yet in humility, he asked for Jesus to remember him. Jesus words of certainty […]

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Mary & Simon

It was a very tense time in Jesus’ life and a risky time for anyone to closely associate with Him, His arrest would take place in just a couple of days. A woman finds him and not only comes in uninvited but also does what no one would expect. Her encounter with Jesus had changed […]

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