God’s Gift of Irreversible Righteousness

To believe into Christ Jesus and the finished work of the cross is to enjoy the exact same standard of righteousness that God himself possesses. Any lesser standard is unacceptable to a thrice holy God. So how, in the face of shortcomings and failures, do we have assurance that right standing is not compromised?

God’s Grace – Pure Gospel!

The apostle Paul’s entire ministry was run in one lane: “to testify to the gospel of the grace of God”. (Acts 20:24) From that course he never departed. Indeed, all of Paul’s epistles state it plainly: “Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ”. It was Paul’s single salutation.

Let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord

A brand new Christian gave his testimony during a church service. With a glow on his face and joy in his heart, he related the story of how Jesus had saved him, giving all glory to God. The pastor inquired, “You seem to indicate that God did everything when he saved you. But didn’t you…

GRACE – God’s heart towards you

To be “saved by grace” means salvation is all God’s doing. Faith is entrusting Him to do it. On what grounds can we have that kind of trust? God’s kind of love. Jesus died for you and now He lives for you. Meaning in Him you can most certainly trust.

JESUS – Feed on Me and live!

When the Good News comes to you, devour it! Consume it. Internalise it. That’s the imagery Jeremiah had in mind when he said,  “Your words came to me and I ate them. Your word was to me the joy and rejoicing of my heart.” (Jer. 15:16) Joy comes through the revelation and experience of God’s amazing grace unveiled…

JESUS – Our Central Vision

If you have believed into JESUS, then the terms of salvation that God requires of you, He Himself keeps. From beginning to end, Jesus does it all. For that reason the apostle Paul encouraged the church in this way, “For it is good that the heart be established by grace.”

JESUS – Our Joy For Daily Strength

When God does a thing, it is irreversible. Such is the security and peace of one who has believed into Jesus and the finished work of the cross. “I have revealed and saved and proclaimed, I and not some foreign god among you.” “You are my witnesses,” (the proof of it) declares the Lord, “that…

God’s Goodness is Better Than You Think!

When God delivered Israel from Egypt He promised them a land very different to the one they had experienced. In Egypt they got out of it what they put into it. But the promise land contained free-flowing unearned provision; where they would enjoy the benefits of God’s work, not their works.

JESUS: Where faith begins and finishes!

The indescribable gift of JESUS truly redefines life and all our notions of life as we know it. Jesus has delivered us from the death sentence that sin brings into a wonderful life-sentence (Romans 5:15-17, MSG). Because of Jesus, we can now rest in peace.

You Are God’s Beloved!

If you have believed into the Lord Jesus Christ, know this – there is nothing that can ever separate you from God’s love today. No threat, no disaster, no crisis. God’s love underpins everything you possess in Christ Jesus. He is on your side and His every thought is for you.

From Rags To Riches

Today we compare two realities: the one that is pre-Christ and the one that is “in” Christ. We also contrast two postures: self-righteousness versus the righteousness of God “in” Christ Jesus.

Our Robust Reality In Christ

“For now my place is in Him, and I am not dependent upon any of the self-achieved righteousness of the Law. God has given me that genuine righteousness which comes from faith in Christ.” Philippians 3:9 (PHILLIPS)