Theology definition of "Salvation": Deliverance from sin and its consequences, believed by Christians to be brought about by faith in Christ. In Christianity, salvation (also called deliverance or redemption) is the "saving [of] human beings from sin and its consequences, which include death and separation from God" by Christ's death and resurrection, and the justification following this salvation. It … Continue reading What is Salvation?
Set Apart for God
Believers are set apart to be reflections of Christ in the world. Romans 12:1-3 When a person places faith in Jesus Christ and becomes a believer, he is sanctified—that is, set apart for God’s purpose. Unlike salvation, which takes place in a single moment, sanctification is a lifelong process. As the Word of God and … Continue reading Set Apart for God
Becoming a Burden Bearer
God works through us when we bear one another's burdens. Romans 15:1-7 Every week churches are filled with people experiencing a wide range of problems, and as believers, we’re to bear one another’s burdens (Galatians 6:2). This isn’t just the job of the pastor—he can’t possibly know about every need in the congregation. That’s why … Continue reading Becoming a Burden Bearer
Masterworks in the Making
Through sanctification, we come to resemble the beautiful creation our Master envisioned. Ephesians 2:10 Michelangelo Buonarroti, the 15th-century Italian artist known for masterworks like David and the Pietà, once said this about his art: “The sculpture is already complete within the marble block before I start my work. It is already there. I just have … Continue reading Masterworks in the Making
Rise up, Stand In Your Faith!
The enemy is not happy seeing us strong in our faith. He will take all the opportunities to destroy the masterpiece of God in us. He will try all his possible weapons to distract, misalign and eventually kill our passion towards God and His lordship upon our life. He mastered all of his tactics and … Continue reading Rise up, Stand In Your Faith!
Blessed to Be Broken
Brokenness is not a topic we like. It makes us feel powerless when our sources of protection fail. However, when that happens, we also receive a gift—the true understanding of ourselves and, better still, of the God who loves us. Proverbs 18:24 says, “There is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.” And in Hebrews … Continue reading Blessed to Be Broken
Romans 5:1-5 The Holy Spirit’s presence is essential for the Christian life. Despite our best efforts, we have no ability to produce Christlike character on our own. Although we’ve been declared righteous through faith in Jesus, we still succumb to sin, pressures of the world, and the deceptions and temptations of the devil. Thankfully, as … Continue reading Spiritual Growth
We are Christians and this is our covenant: The Lord Jesus Christ is our guide in seeking the truth. In His wisdom we shall dwell. His love is our ruler and in His light we will walk in confidence. The vow we utter in His Name shall be remembered. By His Holy Spirit, every evil … Continue reading Believers Creed