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“But now God has shown us a different way to heaven—not by being good enough and trying to keep His laws, but by a new way (though not new, really, for the Scriptures told about it long ago). Now God says He will accept and acquit us—declare us “not guilty”—if we trust Jesus Christ to […]

“But Christ has indeed been raised from the dead, the first fruits of those who have fallen asleep.” 1 Corinthians 15:20 On Easter we celebrate Jesus coming back to life, after being brutally killed, 2,000 years ago. There are facts about the death of Jesus that both through Christian and non-Christian historical documents, we know to […]

“Taste and see that the Lord is good. How happy is the person who takes refuge in Him!” Psalm 34:8 Have you heard the phrase, “The proof is in the pudding?” The origin of that saying dates back to the early 1600s. Originally the phrase was, “The proof of the pudding is in the eating,” which […]

“Very truly I tell you, we speak of what we know, and we testify to what we have seen, but still you people do not accept our testimony. I have spoken to you of earthly things and you do not believe; how then will you believe if I speak of heavenly things?” John 3:11-12 What Jesus […]

“Then Jesus said to them all:  ‘If anyone would come after Me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow Me.’” Luke 9:23 Self-denial.  This is what Christ demands.  And more importantly, it is what He deserves.  Jesus isn’t asking His followers to hate themselves; he is asking them to adore […]

“Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with Him.” Romans 6:8 Romans 6:5-10 lays out the implications of every believer’s union with Christ. Our union is both deep and complete, as life from Christ flows through to us, much like Jesus describes abiding in Him in John 15. This close […]

“…In Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 6:23 At the end of Romans 6:23, Paul adds five words that may seem like an unnecessary addition. However, without these five words, there is no gift of eternal life. So the verse ends, “… in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Why are these five words so important? Because eternal […]

“Now this is eternal life: That they know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom You have sent.” John 17:3 Eternal life is more than just living forever. If eternal life was simply living forever God could let us do that right here on earth right now. Everyone is going to live forever […]

“…But the gift of God is eternal life.” Romans 6:23 There is only one remedy for darkness and that is light. There is only one remedy for death and that is life. If sin brings eternal death, then the only solution must be eternal life. How, then, do you get eternal life if you have […]