By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down, yea, we wept, When we remembered Zion (Psalm 137:1 KJV) When Israel rebelled against the commandments of the Lord, they were taken captive to Babylon, a distant land with a strange setting and foreign gods. The Israelites would sit by the rivers of Babylon and mourn
But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed. Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death (James 1:14–15, KJV) James describes for us in very vivid terms how sin operates or its “mechanism of action.” He carefully
The seven deadly sins are a collection of moral vices grouped together by some early church fathers. It was thought humans indulged excessively in earthly passions. They also called these temptations cardinal sins. But who came up with this list of sins? Is this list from the Bible? How deadly are these sins compared to
“Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know.” (Jer. 33:3 NKJ.) The verse above has been classically known as “God’s telephone number.” He invites us to call upon Him in times of crisis or peace. When we get into trouble in the United
“He shall see the labor of His soul, and be satisfied. By His knowledge My righteous Servant shall justify many, For He shall bear their iniquities.” (Isa. 53:11 NKJ.) Isaiah 53 is such a dear chapter to my heart. It reminds me of the price Jesus had to pay so I could be free to
“And as He walked by the Sea of Galilee, He saw Simon and Andrew his brother casting a net into the sea; for they were fishermen.” (Mk. 1:16 NKJ.) Jesus saw Simon Peter and his brother throwing a net into the sea. The Bible adds an interesting phrase there: “for they were fishermen.” Fishermen throw
In whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins. (Col. 1:14 NAS) Grace has brought God’s forgiveness for our sins. Forgiveness detaches us free from the guilt and judgement of our sins. Jesus Christ shed His blood on the cross for the payment of all the sin that humanity has ever, and will ever commit.
Question: What must I do to be saved? Answer: Receive salvation as God’s gift to you. There is really nothing for you to do to be saved, because God has already done what needed to be done. All that is left is for you is to receive what God has already done for you. Though salvation