Salvation

Integrity

God made man upright, Ecclesiastes 7:29.  To be upright is to have integrity, to be straight, perfect and righteous.  In the movie Shane (1953), the hero encourages a young man to be “strong and straight” in his life: …when it seems nobody is looking.  God is always present (“omni-present”).  Proverbs 15:3 says, “The eyes of…

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What is the Gospel?

The most succinct definition of the gospel is found in 1 Corinthians 15:1-4. “Now I would remind you, brothers, of the gospel I preached to you, which you received, in which you stand, and by which you are being saved, if you hold fast to the word I preached to you—unless you believed in vain.  For…

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God’s Forgiveness in Jesus Christ

In the moment of anger, consider the great mercy God extended to you.  Isaiah wrote that God pardons abundantly (Isaiah 55:7). Considering what God did for you in Christ in the moment of anger will help your response to others.  Because God has been merciful to you, you can be a merciful person.  Even if you’ve…

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The Significance of Election

Election is the foundation of the gospel.  Election is good news because sinful man is incapable of reaching God through the power of his parents, the power of his own will, or the power of his ethnicity.  God does not choose to save everyone, because the devil real, and Adam’s decision to sin against and…

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