The following is an excerpt from my Ph.D. dissertation, Decoding the Mind of an Apostle. It is the last part of the conclusion. (The end of the book.) [click to continue…]
The gospel does more than save our souls. It re-creates us into a spiritual family – a corporate man that fully bears Christ’s image and proclaims what Jesus really did on the cross. Check it out below on Dropbox or download for later:
Here is our first – and foundational – message during a season we feel to “recalibrate” to the gospel standard.
Jesus Himself is the foundation of His church. So in this message, I discuss one crucial dimension of what that means (link to audio file in Dropbox):
Thank God forever that we are not under law, but under grace. Christianity is not a new “religion” in which we must conform to a sterile moral code to be righteous. Those who put authentic faith in Jesus Christ are born again, transformed by God’s presence working in us “both to will and to do of His good pleasure” (Phil 2:13).
As some have put it, we don’t have to “keep a bunch of religious rules” to live righteously. Rather, we are granted supernatural Kingdom virtues inside of us like grace, love, and the Spirit of God Himself (See 1 Cor 1:4; Rom 5:5; 8:15).
So in light of these wonderful realities, I was just thinking… [click to continue…]
“Come to me, all those exhausted and overloaded, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke on your shoulders and learn from me, because I am meek and humble of heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my load is light” (Matt 11:28-30).
Now for the second way we learn from Jesus… [click to continue…]