Category Archives: In Christ

The change we really need

What does change look like in my life when I come to know Christ? Or, what should it look like?
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Posted in Born again?, Christian life, Christianity, Gospel, Holy Spirit, Imago Dei, In Christ, Salvation, Self esteem, Self love, Self-deception, Selfishness, Spiritual Detox, Spiritual growth, Spiritual inventory, Spiritual transformation, Wisdom | Tagged , , , , , | 3 Comments

Gospel centered prayer (with a great song)

A prayer to lead you to deep assurance of all that God has done for you in Christ! Continue reading

Posted in Christian life, Christian worldview, Christianity, Depression, Despair, Discouragement, Encouragement, God's Heart, God's Love, God's Protection, Gospel, Gospel-centered, Hope?, In Christ, Jesus Christ, Praise, Prayer, Religion-not the answer, Salvation, Spiritual Detox, Spiritual disciplines, Spiritual growth, Spiritual inventory, Spiritual transformation, Wisdom | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Encouragement from Jonathan Edwards

“Now, it is for the abundant comfort of believers, that their own Redeemer is appointed to be their judge. That the same person who spilled his blood for them has the determination of their state left with him, so that … Continue reading

Posted in Afraid to die, Afterlife, Anxiety, Assurance, Comfort, Coming of Christ, Eschatology, Eternal life, Eternal security, Final judgment, God's Love, God's Protection, Gospel-centered, Grace, In Christ, Jonathan Edwards, Judgment seat of Christ, Love Wins | Tagged , | 1 Comment

We serve no sovereign here

We now live in bondage under the final authority of the individual will, whose impulses and decisions are their own moral index. Even our religion betrays our inviolable spirit of autonomy. Continue reading

Posted in Addiction, Attitude, Authority, Behavior, Blaming religion, Christian worldview, Christianity, Conceit, Culture, David B. Hart, Democracy, Democrats, Equal Rights, Equality, Ethics, Fear of religion, First Amendment, Freedom, Glorify God, Government, In Christ, Jesus Christ, Kingdom, Meaning of life, Morality, Narcissism, Politics, Progressive?, Religion-not the answer, Republican, Selfishness, Separation of Church and State, Sovereignty, Wisdom | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Hello, My Name is..

Posted in Addiction, Anxiety, Change, Defeat?, Depravity, Depression, Despair, Encouragement, Freedom, Gospel-centered, Hope?, Identity, In Christ, Love | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Wave Upon Wave of Grace Reaches Me

All Your lovingkindness to me is in Your Son, I bring Him to You by faith, I honor His saving Name as the One who died for me. I plead His blood to pay my debts of wrong. I accept … Continue reading

Posted in Christian life, Christianity, Defeat?, Depression, Despair, Encouragement, Faith, Gospel, Gospel-centered, Grace, In Christ, Jesus Christ, Praise, Prayer, Salvation | Leave a comment

The gift of peace in four dimensions

Why do we fill the Christmas season with so much stress and busyness? One Christmas tradition I enjoy happens at the close of our Christmas Eve service. As we light candles and quietly sing Silent Night, the peace, at least … Continue reading

Posted in Christianity, Christmas, Conflict, Government, Hope?, Human depravity, In Christ, Jesus Christ, Main problem, Peace, War, Wisdom | 2 Comments