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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.

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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.

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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)

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Fullness of Joy in Jesus

“Whatever happens, dear friends, be glad [rejoice] in the Lord. I never get tired of telling you this, and it is good for you to hear it again and again.” Philippians 3:1 (TLB) It is sobering for us to remember that the apostle Paul wrote these words in prison. Here is a man who suffered…

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The Glorious Gospel of the Happy God

In recent week’s we’ve been looking at the apostle Paul’s first letter to Timothy. It is not like his numerous church letters to a broad audience. It’s personal – leader to leader. As such, Paul provides direction to his young protégé.

The Subtlety of Self (video clip)

Here’s how he (|Paul) unpacks it (Divisions) and he breaks it right down for understanding. What I mean is that each one of you says, “I follow Paul,” or “I follow Apollos,” or “I follow Cephas,” or “I follow Christ.” 1 Corinthians 1:12 (ESV) This used to puzzle me a bit – “I follow Christ,”  which sounds…

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JESUS – the Gift of Peace

Do you remember Jesus’ first words to the disciples after His resurrection? “Peace be with you.” (Jn. 20:19) The very same peace Jesus promised within hours of going to the cross (Jn. 14:27). And as we turn our attention towards Christmas, we discover peace was the angelic pronouncement upon Jesus’ birth.

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Heartburn

Jesus alone reveals God. That has been the theme of recent weeks. And particularly, how He met sinners where they were at, not where religion demanded they should be.

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let Me love you

Over recent weeks we have been exploring John 15 – what it means to abide in the Vine. In the final hours of Jesus’ life with his disciples, he placed great emphasis on this imagery.

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diVINE supply

The gospel of grace is a blessed revelation: that what God requires of us he himself supplied and supplies in the person of his beloved son Jesus. Lets discover more of it today. This is Jesus to his disciples on the evening before his death…

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Righteous Reminder

Last week we zeroed in on Romans chapter 5 verse 8… But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8 (AKJV) You will remember that the phrase “Christ died for us” is in the aorist tense, meaning a past action completed never to be…

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Reigning Grace

Today we revisit the book of Romans. I recommend going there often. It is the doctrinal foundation of our faith. There, the apostle Paul unpacks in great and compelling detail what the finished work of the cross has accomplished for those who trust into it. Romans was arranged first in the order of New Covenant…

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Blessed In His Rest

The imagery of being IN Christ occurs over a hundred times in the apostle Paul’s letters (i.e. in Christ, in Him, in the Beloved). Today’s message begins there…