Question: “What if I don’t feel saved?” Answer: This is an all-too-common question among Christians. Many people doubt their salvation because of feelings or the lack of them. The Bible has much to say about salvation, but nothing to say about “feeling saved.” Salvation is a process by which the sinner is delivered from “wrath,” that is, from God’s judgment against sin (Romans 5:9; 1 … Continue reading Drowning In Our Feelings
I am not a great theologian, but there are certain things that were realized as I read His Word this morning. The Rich Young Man 16 And behold, a man came up to him, saying, “Teacher, what good deed must I do to have eternal life?” 17 And he said to him, “Why do you ask me about what is good? There is only one … Continue reading In Our Place
Jeremiah 17:9 reads… The human heart is the most deceitful of all things, and desperately wicked. Who really knows how bad it is? – (NLT) The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it? – (KJV) Crooked is the heart above all things, And it is incurable — who doth know it? – (YLT) Matthew Henry’s Concise Commentary, (Jeremiah 17:5-11) … Continue reading Squeezing Righteousness From A Deceitful Heart
The following is a compilation of writing from Mark Carpenter To validate something is to “give official sanction, confirmation, or approval to it.” What makes you feel like you have value and worth? We are designed to want validation, the feeling of significance. The problem is that we try to get validation from what we think we can control or mange. We avoid mystery and … Continue reading How Does God Validate Us?
There is not a day that goes by where I do not have these intentions of being subservient to our Lord. Each day starts with thanking Him for being there for me. He is my strength. The entire day I am looking through a new window, and through this window there is a faint image, a faint reflection, of a new man. A reflection of … Continue reading A Perfection Which Exceeds His
Pinned to my taskbar was a link to the following article. It must have had an importance somewhere along the way for me to pin it within sight for later reference. The message is so incredibly prevalent within each day. The holiday my family and I will celebrate today is absolutely unprofitable, for me, unless I genuinely embrace the Lord in His fullness of spiritual … Continue reading Emphasizing The Necessity of Christ
Sometimes it is an amazing thought, an unfathomable thought, to know that He dwells in me. His Spirit. What does that mean? John the Baptist Prepares the Way 3 In those days John the Baptist came preaching in the wilderness of Judea, 2 and saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand!” 3 For this is he who was spoken of by the … Continue reading The Beautiful Spirit