Matthew 18:20

Matthew 18:20

For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them. More »

Romans 1:7

Romans 1:7

To all in Rome who are loved by God and called to be his holy people: Grace and peace to you from God our Father and from the Lord Jesus Christ. More »

Genesis 1:26

Genesis 1:26

And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. More »

Romans 5:1

Romans 5:1

Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: More »

 

The Solution

For if, by the trespass of the one man, death reigned through that one man,

how much more will those who receive God’s abundant provision of grace and of the gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man, Jesus Christ!

Consequently, just as one trespass resulted in condemnation for all people,

so also one righteous act resulted in justification and life for all people.

For just as through the disobedience of the one man the many were made sinners,

so also through the obedience of the one man the many will be made righteous. (Romans 5:17-19 NIV)

Jesus redeemed Adam’s failure.  Adam and Eve’s sin brought death to the human race.  God has given us grace through the death of His son.  Sin brought condemnation to all.  The saving grace through Christ has given us life.  Through disobedience, Adam and Eve made us all sinners.  Through the obedience of Christ, we are made righteous.  What does all this mean?  Though we have inherited a sinful nature, we can receive righteousness because of the atoning gift that Christ has provided for us.  It is a gift.  There is nothing we can do to earn it.  All that is required of us is to just accept it.  Do it today!

Thank you Father, for the gift of life that you have provided for us through your son, Jesus.  Thank you Jesus for taking our sins upon you and giving us life eternal.  In the most precious name of Jesus, we pray, amen.

–Diane

Seek the Good

Pride leads to destruction

Our Lamb

Since the children have flesh and blood, he too shared in their humanity so that by his death he might break the power of him who holds the power of death–that is, the devil– and free those who all their lives were held in slavery by their fear of death. For surely it is not angels he helps, but Abraham’s descendants. For this reason he had to be made like them, fully human in every way, in order that he might become a merciful and faithful high priest in service to God, and that he might make atonement for the sins of the people. (Hebrews 2:14-17 NIV)

What did Jesus’ death do for us?  Jesus took man’s nature. Faced man’s temptations and was victorious.  He experienced the pain and suffering that we experience.  He understands what we are going through.  He gave Himself to become our lamb of sacrifice.  He made atonement for our sins.  He has freed us from the power of the devil.   He has done more for us than we can possibly imagine.  Praise the LORD!

Thank you, Jesus, for what you went through that we may have freedom from sin.  Thank you for the promise that one day sin will be destroyed and you will come and take us home with you to live throughout eternity.  We long for that day.  Thank YOU!  In the most precious name of Jesus we pray, amen.

–Diane

What is the Affect of Sin?

The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it? (Jeremiah 17:9 NIV)

How does sin affect our human nature?  Sin causes our spiritual life to be unhealthy.  Sin is life a virus that makes us sin.  On our own, there is no cure, it is terminal.  However, with God, there is a cure.  What is the cure?  Jesus is the cure.

–Diane

Results of Disobedience?

For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 6:23 NIV)

What is the ultimate result of disobedience?  Ultimately, we have two choices.  Follow God or reject Him.  Yes, sometimes living a Christian life can be difficult but the way I see it, the benefits outweigh the short time of hardship.  Have you noticed that sin gives wages?  God doesn’t require our works, He gives eternal life as a gift.  A gift is no good if it is not accepted.  If you have never accepted God’s gift, it is not too late to do so today.  He is waiting with outstretched arms to accept you into His kingdom of eternal life.

—Diane