'Now the mind of the flesh [which is sense and reason without the Holy Spirit] is death [death that comprises all the miseries arising from sin, both here and hereafter]. But the mind of the [Holy] Spirit is life and [soul] peace [both now and forever].' (Romans 8:6 AMP) What is this saying? It says … Continue reading Two minds
It struck me this morning, as I read Romans Ch 1 verse 16, that Christians should not be ashamed of their faith for several very good reasons: - the word 'gospel' means 'good news' - 'salvation', in the context of the gospel, means ' deliverance from eternal death' - the 'gospel of Christ' is ' … Continue reading Not ashamed!
These verses are very reassuring because they remind me that it is by the power of God's love and favour that I am kept close to Him. It doesn't depend on me! I've accepted that I am helpless to deal with my sin. I am trusting in Jesus for my salvation. I am unable to … Continue reading Very reassuring
This is one of the most amazing portions of the Bible. Verses 1-3 outline, in clear language, our spiritual state without God. The passage emphasises that salvation is all from God and not from our efforts! Having outlined how we are enemies of God, before we accept Jesus as our saviour, Paul writes these words … Continue reading But God…
The love and the grace of God constantly amaze me! When I read passages in the Bible, like Ephesians chapter 2, I am filled with humility and gratitude to God for giving me a new life through faith in Jesus, His Son. And the best part is that anyone can have this new life because … Continue reading The Grace and Love of God.
This passage reminds me of all the people in my life who presented the gospel (the good news) of salvation through Jesus to me. What a privilege to have had a mother who was a committed Christian; for Sunday school teachers and church organisations to build my faith and develop my understanding; for Christians I've … Continue reading Grounded in faith