We are accepted by God upon being found in Christ, with no exceptions, no strings attached, and no catch.
For many Christians it seems that prayer is one of the most difficult disciplines to maintain.
God doesn't just embrace us when we succeed and get it right. God doesn't love us more when we do really well at obeying.
Christian, God is not angry with you.
We aren't preaching abstract thoughts.
What is this "living water" Jesus offers to us? It is Jesus himself. Jesus offers us Jesus.
The book of Judges sounds off about the gospel more loudly than the trumpets of all Gideon’s men.
The greatest spiritual blessing that God gives in Christ is God Himself.
Psalm 23 has a lot to say about Christ's tender, loving care for us. But the psalm isn't primarily about the sheep; it is about the exaltation of the Shepherd.
For Paul, having Christ as his credential was something that could not be improved upon by any other accomplishment. For Paul and for us - Christ is enough.
There is endless comfort and joy here.
While the way of bargains and compromises might very well be the way in which most humans relate to each other, it is not the way that God relates with humanity. God is not a bargainer; He reconciles. God does not offer deals; he offers sovereign grace.
As beautiful as the temple was, it was but a shadow of the magnificence of Christ.