To Destroy or Save: The Power of Words

Before the beginning of time, the Son was described as the Word (Jn. 1). At the appointed time, the Word was sent to the world to be the embodied revelation of God. As the Son came into the world he was life, grace, and truth. Through the incarnation which was a divine communication–the sharing of … Continue reading To Destroy or Save: The Power of Words

One Thing I Know 1 John 3:4-6

Photo by Wendy van Zyl on John Newton, who wrote “Amazing Grace,” is also famous for saying ““Although my memory's fading, I remember two things very clearly: I am a great sinner and Christ is a great Savior.” This great quote reminds us of our sin, our Savior, and our need for sanctification.  SIN … Continue reading One Thing I Know 1 John 3:4-6

Lord, Help Me to Trust You–Salvation by Faith

Trust is the root of faith and the basis of our religion and life. We must learn to trust Him. We strive not just to trust him more, but to trust him completely. Mark 9 records a wonderful illustration of growing trust in Jesus. When they came back to the disciples, they saw a large … Continue reading Lord, Help Me to Trust You–Salvation by Faith

Seasoned with Salt

Words matter. "Sticks and stones may break our bones, but words will never hurt me" the old saying goes. That is not true at all. Our bodies seem to heal much faster and easier than our feelings and relationships. Complaining, murmuring, gossip, slander, and divisiveness have no place in the character of God's people. Professor Dumbledore … Continue reading Seasoned with Salt

The Ministry of the Word

Professor Dumbledore said, “Words are, in my not-so-humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic. Capable of both inflicting injury, and remedying it.” Words used powerfully and beautifully made J.K. Rowling a best selling author. But God's words are infinitely more important. Remember what the Bible says about God's word. In the beginning was the Word--John … Continue reading The Ministry of the Word

Grace and Christian Ministry

Grace is “God’s unmerited favor”. However, this Bible word is used to describe two things. The word “grace” is used to describe God’s unmerited favor in the salvation of the lost, and Paul used to describe the ministry of God’s saved people. Grace “is effectively displayed in particular divine activities—supremely in the redemptive death of … Continue reading Grace and Christian Ministry