A believer’s true identity is not based on the things that he does, but on the fact that he has been hidden with Christ in God. Today, we unpack what this looks like and how we can daily hide ourselves in the man who hung between two criminals.
God hates sin because it alienates us from Him. On the other hand, when we turn to Jesus Christ, He welcomes us with open arms, embracing our changed hearts and minds to write over them the law of love and faith in Him. This is the good news of the gospel. We have been freed from the penalty of sin, so that we may encounter the Love of God through Jesus.
If you are around church going people long enough, you will here this verse quoted. Perhaps, it is the most recognizable verse in the Bible. But what is behind this verse? Why did Jesus feel it was necessary to reveal this truth during a conversation with a skeptic, behind the scenes disciple. These are..
Sometimes the enemy of God is not evil; it is something far less opposing on the outside and therefore makes itself out to be something that one can novelly pursue, with the full intent on even pleasing God, yet missing out on God entirely. Yes, you may have guessed it. Often, the enemy of God is not evil. It is the extra “o” to God - “Good.”