In Revelation 3:15-16, Jesus said, "I know all the things you do, that you are neither hot nor cold. I wish that you were one or the other! But since you are like lukewarm water, neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth!" (NLT). The church of Laodicea had been weakened by the pr ..
The finished work of Jesus has completely resolved the sin problem. When we come to Christ, we are no longer separated from God; now we are indwelt by Him. When we step out of sin and the sinner's way of thinking, we step into God's blessing. Colossians 2:9-10 tells us the result of our rede ..
A nagging question lingers in the minds of many Christians: Am I doing enough right things for God to experience His blessings and to have Him get personally involved in my life? We often feel more like wishful thinkers than confident followers when it comes to receiving the promises found i ..
Whenever we fail or stumble in our walk with God, Jesus doesn't quit loving us or believing in us. He knows that His love has the power to overcome everything we are struggling with. The Old Testament is filled with examples of God continuing to show His love and believe in people even after ..
Confidence in any relationship grows when people are able to trust each other and realize that each one has the other's best interests at heart. In the same way, confident Christians must learn to trust that God loves them. One of the most self-defeating beliefs many Christians maintain is ..
Jesus is the revelation of God's divine, limitless love. Living by faith becomes a powerful reality in our lives only when we learn that God's love and blessing are unconditional. Once we repent of our sins, God no longer remembers them. "I, even I, am He who blots out your transgressions fo ..
When Adam sinned, the ruler of sin and death was authorized to bring his evil power into the earth for the first time. Adam's authority and influence to dominate and multiply on the earth according to God's instructions was now subjected to Satan: the one Adam had chosen to obey. God's desir ..
The stain of sin has given birth to every major religion in the history of the world. The deep yearning to be accepted by God is a core desire shared by every person born on this earth. In countless ways, people have worked to feel that they are in some way worthy to be blessed by God or at leas ..
As believers, when we stand before the Heavenly Court of our Father, we are found innocent. Jesus bore our guilt and paid the price we would have paid. As a result, God said He would remember our sin no more (Hebrews 10:17). There is no more record of our sins and our transgressions of God's ..
From a lonely, cold prison cell, they begin the walk. A prisoner, accompanied by the warden and several guards, walks toward the end of his life. A condemned man, he is minutes away from his just punishment. He was found guilty, and now his crime is about to cost him everything, including his en ..