Sufficiency of Christ

Christ is Sufficient in Sanctification, Too

It is commonly known among believers that Christ is sufficient in salvation (justification). But the sufficiency of Christ doesn’t end there.  The sufficiency of Christ continues on throughout the Christian life. 1 Thessalonians 5:23-24 says, “Now may the God of peace himself sanctify you completely, and may your whole spirit and soul and body be…

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Complete Through the Gospel

You have been made complete through the gospel, the good news that God showed His love, mercy and grace toward you.  Because of this, you extend love, mercy and grace to others, no strings attached: Because you know God loves us, you can love others (1 Corinthians 13:7 – love tries to assume the best…

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Handling Regrets

Regrets come at times, and can even dominate our thought lives.  Regrets over decisions made, how we spent our time, and how situations were handled.  You may have made decisions based on the best information you had at the time, and the decision may have turned out to be a poor one. There is a…

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Bearing your Cross: A Four-Part Pattern

The cross is ever before the believer, beckoning the us to share in the sufferings of Christ. At times, life will feature unfairness, personality differences, differences of opinion and situational miscalculation.  You, the believer, will be on the receiving end and wonder why you deserve such treatment. In this moment, the cross of Christ is…

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Hope in Depression

According to the WHO, 300 million people worldwide are affected by depression.  Depression comes at different levels and forms, and can come from physical illness, abuse, moving, death of a loved one and a variety of other reasons. Psalms 42 reflects the struggles of depression.  In 42:5, the Psalmist as this question:  “Why are you cast…

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