The Finished Work of Christ on the Cross

So many people try to work their way to heaven. They think that by working harder, being nicer, helping those in need, saying certain prayers, giving money to particular causes, and going to church services more often, that they somehow will earn the favor of God. In other words, they try to stack good deeds … Continue reading The Finished Work of Christ on the Cross

Endure Persecution

All over the world today, Christians are persecuted for their faith. It is a fact of life, and it should not be a surprise to true believers. It is the pattern in the Bible. In the first century and today, Christians are imprisoned, tortured, ostracized and even killed simply because they unashamedly follow Jesus. In … Continue reading Endure Persecution

Love One Another

When Jesus said, "They will know you are my disciples by...," he could have ended that sentence in lots of ways. He finished it perfectly of course. He did not point to religious activity or theological aptitude or political zeal. No, rather he pointed to the one thing that touches the heart of every person … Continue reading Love One Another

Washing Feet

As followers of Jesus Christ, we are his ambassadors everywhere we go and with everything that we do. As an ambassador, we are his representatives. Another way to say it is this: everything we do, we do in his name. That's a big deal. We represent Jesus. Wow. On earth, Jesus served others. In one … Continue reading Washing Feet