Tag: redemption

Image as Declaration Casting a Vision to the World

“Image is everything.” We have often heard this, and for the sake of a photograph, it is true. But when it comes to reality, if there is a gap between the image and what is behind the image, then that image is simply a façade.

The Cause of Evil

Look around you, watch a minute of the news, and you will see suffering. It is an unavoidable part of life. But where did evil come from? As we ask this question and look for answers, we’ll find that the biblical Christian worldview gives us a robust answer to the problem of evil.

1 Samuel 10: Our Gracious King

The only way to find what you’re looking for is to die to yourself and surrender to God. Every day, we have to decide whether we will die to ourselves and seek God, or whether we will fall prey to the temptations of the world and walk in rebellion.

Jesus: Lord of All

Teacher. Moral example. Good person. These are common modern descriptions of Jesus, but we need to ask, what did Jesus say about Himself? Although we may attempt to soften Jesus’ words or change His identity to be that of a mere teacher, if we take the New Testament seriously, we see that Jesus claimed to be God.

1 Corinthians 1: The Foolishness of God

Losing one’s life to find it, grace, receiving someone else’s righteousness—these things seem like foolishness to the world. But Paul makes the case in 1 Corinthians that the “foolishness of God” is more powerful than any human wisdom (1 Corinthians 1:25).

God Fills Our Emptiness

The parts of our lives that feel most empty are often the parts God most uses to draw us to Himself. Read about Michael Card’s discovery of this truth.

Romans 3: Righteousness in Christ

We are all in need of a heart transplant—everyone has fallen short of the glory of God. But Jesus Christ has justified us through His own righteousness.

The Power of the Holy Spirit

“If we live by the Spirit, let us also walk by the Spirit” (Galatians 5:25 NASB95). One mark of the disciple is depending on the power of the Holy Spirit.

God’s Gracious Gifts

We are God’s workmanship. Out of that identity, we do good works, resting in the assurance we have through the blood of Jesus Christ.

Salvation in Three Tenses

Ephesians 1:3–14 shows us the beautiful truth of our salvation in three tenses. We have been redeemed and are in Christ, but await our full inheritance.