Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Baptism into Christ Jesus

Romans 6:3-4 Or do you not know that as many of us as were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into His death? Therefore we were buried with Him through baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.

Baptism means a 360 degrees U-Turn.

Through Baptism, we were buried with Christ Jesus into death. This calls for a clean break from our sins.

Through Baptism, we were raised from the dead by the glory of the Father. This calls for a resolution to walk in newness of life.

(1) Are you ready to be baptized? (2) Baptized believer, have these truths transformed your life?

How about making this your New Year 2014's Resolution?

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Jesus' Forgiving Grace

The scribes and Pharisees brought to Jesus a woman caught in adultery (John 8:3).
The crowd called for her condemnation.
Jesus said to them, “He who is without sin among you, let him throw a stone at her first.” 

Then those who heard it, being convicted by their conscience, went out one by one, beginning with the oldest even to the last. No one condemned the guilty woman!

Jesus said to the guilty woman, "Neither do I condemn you; go and sin no more".
Then in John 8:12 Jesus said, “I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.”

When we stumble and fall, and have our most embarassing moments, let us be reminded of 3 things:
(1) the forgiving grace of the Lord Jesus Christ
(2) The call to sin no more
(3) The call to have the light of life, the call to enjoy His forgiving grace.