You Have a Great Christ

“And we also thank God constantly for this, that when you received the word of God, which you heard from us, you accepted it not as the word of men but as what it really is, the word of God, which is at work in you believers.” (1 Thessalonians 2:13 ESV)   One of the most beautiful assurances of the Gospel is that through Jesus Christ, God takes us exactly as we are, but He doesn’t leave us as we are.   God our Father is constantly at work in us, and as Philippians 2 tells us, we are called to work out our salvation with fear and trembling because … [Read more...]

A Promise to Hold Onto

It’s the middle of January and maybe the freshness of the New Year has worn off for you already. Maybe you’re struggling with the fact that January has you running to catch up. Maybe you’ve carried most of last year’s hurts and worries with you into this year. Or maybe 2018 still feels sparkly and new, full of hope and promise.   Whatever the case may be, praise God that His mercies are new every morning, and He makes these promises to us, not dependent on how we feel about waking up on that morning.   There’s a quippy saying, that goes, “It’s all … [Read more...]