In our original condition, we were slaves of sin and enemies of God, and all of this because we were children of the devil. However, all that has gloriously changed through the working of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Now we are redeemed, reconciled, and adopted. Because of God’s undeserved and sovereign grace, we are no … More He Calls Me “Son”
Before our divine appointment with the Holy Spirit, we were dead in our trespasses and sins. Horribly, we walked according to the game-plan of this world and followed the leadership of the Prince of Darkness. Consequently, we were sons of disobedience who naturally and habitually followed the fluctuating whims of our fleshly lusts. Therefore, because of our exceeding … More Far, Near, and One
In Luke 14, Jesus is dining at the house of a ruler of the Pharisees, and he is simultaneously loving and offending one and all. He first offends his legalistic friends by performing another Sabbath-day healing. (vs. 1-6) He then offends his fellow invited guests who were arrogantly striving for the most honorable seats. They should be humble. (vs. … More What are you doing with God’s invitation?