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Expecting condemnation?

Expecting condemnation?

A Righteousness by Faith #32: Expecting condemnation? Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus . . . Romans 8:1 No other verse of Scripture, apart from John 3:16, has changed my life as much as this one. I was still in the early days...
How come the beatitudes end with persecution?

How come the beatitudes end with persecution?

The Transformational Gospel of Jesus #18: How come the beatitudes end with persecution? Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. –Matthew 5:10 Jesus’ concluding beatitude feels out of step with the...
The Mercy of Forgiveness

The Mercy of Forgiveness

The Transformational Gospel of Jesus #15: The Mercy of Forgiveness Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy. -Matthew 5:7 Two complementary ideas can be found in Jesus’ teaching. The merciful are shown mercy. The forgivers are forgiven. These are not...
Learning from Jesus How to Be a Safe Person

Learning from Jesus How to Be a Safe Person

Restoration in a Transformational Community 8: Learning from Jesus How to Be a Safe Person  Another truth that Apostle John’s story shows us about being safe is that you cannot be put off by the nature of the sin the person committed. Shocking though it may seem to...