ArchiveJune 2016

The Faithfulness and Righteousness of God

1 John 1:9—“If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” Note 2 on faithful and righteous says: “God is faithful in His word (v. 10) and righteous in the blood of Jesus His Son (v. 7). His word is the word of the truth of His gospel (Eph. 1:13), which tells us that He will forgive us our sins because of Christ (Acts 10:43);...

The Best Time of Day to Spend with the Lord Jesus

Scenario 1: You hear the alarm go off, roll out of bed, and start to get ready, already anxious about the day ahead. During a hurried breakfast, you catch up on news, texts, and email. Eventually you set off, preoccupied with your to-do list. Scenario 2: You hear the alarm go off and begin your day by saying, “Lord Jesus, I love You.” You get up and spend time to talk with the Lord in prayer and...

Two Aspects of Christ’s Death

John 19:34—“But one of the soldiers pierced His side with a spear, and immediately there came out blood and water.” Note 1 on blood and water says: “Two substances came out of the Lord’s pierced side: blood and water. Blood is for redemption, to deal with sins (1:29; Heb. 9:22) for the purchasing of the church (Acts 20:28). Water is for imparting life, to deal with death (12:24; 3:14-15) for the...

A Question about the Unforgivable Sin

We received the comment and questions below from someone who read our post, “Can You Lose Your Salvation?”: “I am so glad that I was able to find this article. I know that God’s decisions cannot be changed and that He holds us in His hands. Yet I still feel insecure about my salvation. Can you please answer these questions: Is the unforgivable sin not accepting Jesus as Savior? Can a Christian...

Created to Contain God

“Man was created not merely to contain food in his stomach, or to contain knowledge in his mind, but to contain God in his spirit (Eph. 5:18).”

The Faith of Jesus Christ

Romans 3:22—“Even the righteousness of God through the faith of Jesus Christ to all those who believe, for there is no distinction.” Note 1 on faith of Jesus Christ says: “Faith has an object, and it issues from its object. This object is Jesus, who is God incarnate. When man hears Him, knows Him, appreciates Him, and treasures Him, He causes faith to be generated in man, enabling man to believe...

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