Posts with the tag “forgiveness”
The Point of God's Love
May 12th, 2021
Today will be my last in our series of daily devotions. I pray that you have been inspired and challenged by at least some of them....
God's Kingdom Now
May 11th, 2021
You see, what I have learned is that the kingdom of God is wherever God’s rule and reign are taking place. ...
Working for God's Love
May 5th, 2021
The older son, never thought of himself as a son at all. His words betray the fact that he always considered himself no more than a hired hand in his father house; “For all these years I have been wo...
It Is Not About Being Worthy
May 3rd, 2021
The point is we have never had the “right” to be treated with the kind of love that God pours out on us. We have never been “worthy” of God. It is not about being worthy. ...
Confession is Good for the Soul
May 2nd, 2021
Until we take responsibility for what has gone wrong and confess it to the one or the ones we have hurt, including God, we will never be on the path to recovery; we will never be able to live with tru...
100% + 100% = 100%
March 19th, 2021
So, Jesus is God and can and does forgive sin. Jesus has revealed to us the truth of God and in him we see the heart of God more clearly than in any other place because Jesus IS God. 100% + 100% = 10...
The Impact of My Faith
March 18th, 2021
I don’t find it surprising that Jesus forgives sin... What I find incredible is that the reason Luke gives us is that Jesus “saw THEIR faith.”...
March 8th, 2021
Besides my surprise about Peter’s marital status, this verse has me thinking about what it means when we are healed....
February 28th, 2021
Through the gift of God’s grace and forgiveness, the love of God from which we were created, and which had always been implanted in us, is restored in those who follow in Jesus’ footsteps....
Child of God
February 25th, 2021
In other words, one should be able to say about us, “The apple does not fall far from the tree,” when they are referring to God as our father....
Forgive Me My Sin
February 22nd, 2021
This text from 1 John really helps me with my wrestling over this issue. John is undoubtedly saying that the purpose of his writing is so that [I] may not sin. However, he quickly follows that up wi...
February 21st, 2021
if we say we have no sin, then we have no reason to seek forgiveness and the reconciliation with God that comes in our forgiveness. And, if like me, you believe that our entire purpose in life is to ...
Healing Found in Confession
February 5th, 2021
Those of us from the Protestant expression of Christianity do not think too highly of confession in the context of another human being. We talk about Jesus being our High Priest and the priesthood of...
Love When I Mess-Up
February 3rd, 2021
I tell myself that I know I am loved by God unconditionally and forgiven by God. But the fact that I let the mistakes play repeatedly in my head, really reveals that I have not loved myself unconditi...
From Alien to Citizen
January 29th, 2021
No matter how you feel about the current debate on immigration, when we become citizens of the Kingdom of God and are no longer strangers and aliens, the expectation is that we will cease to operate b...
January 26th, 2021
We read in our Bibles that forgiveness is a gift from God and is not based on any work that we must do to receive it. In our text today, Paul writes that there is now no condemnation for those who ar...
January 14th, 2021
I wonder if all these years I have only been fed with milk and have never been ready for solid food. I have begun the process of examining my emotions each time I recognize that I am beginning to be ...
Don't Leave it up to Chance
January 9th, 2021
We must be intentional about our devotion to God. Peter writes that “Satan is roaming around like a roaring lion.” (1 Peter 5:8). If we are not intentional, if we do not make pleasing God our “aim”,...
Christ In Me
January 2nd, 2021
That really is one thing we can be certain about Jesus. Jesus was never focused on what was in it for him and always focused on what was in it for others....
December 25th, 2020
But, you see, God does not focus on our past missed steps, God focuses on the present moment. God says, in effect, “O.K., you missed that one. Get up, let us be going.”...
December 4th, 2020
Remember the unrestricted, freely given love of God that swept you off your feet and live in that love. Because God always remembers how much he loves you....
The Unapproachable Approachable God
November 19th, 2020
Text: Psalm 97:2Clouds and thick darkness are all around him; righteousness and justice are the foundation of his throne. (NRSV)This verse describes the inapproachability of God. The holiness and pur...
Christ In MeIt's A StruggleLiving Out the MessageWhere is Your Heart?Why Give?Do Not be AfraidBlessed AssuranceDon't Leave it up to ChanceIntentional Self-CareTrust and FaithHave I been Crucified with Christ?Burning HeartsSolid FoodTo God be the GloryThe Friend of the BridegroomPure HeartsSeeing God EverywhereIs There No One to Intervene?Teach Me To PrayRedeeming the BadIncomparable GloryCare for God's CreationLife that is Really LifeOperating out of LoveBroken ChainsGod's Gift of GracePay it ForwardFrom Alien to CitizenRooted and Grounded in LoveDoes Jesus Still Weep?
Welcomed with LoveFaith DemonstratedLove When I Mess-UpWhat is the Source of my Words?Healing Found in ConfessionExperience is BelievingHoly LivingFrom Fall to GloryGrowing into our SalvationMy Life as a Beacon of LightJoining the People of GodExiles from the Broken WorldLet it GoDon't Get EatenTo Know or to KnowRepetition of the WordMyths or Personal ExperienceGod's TruthEyes to SeeLooking God in the EyeSelf-DeceptionForgive Me My SinWhat Makes Jesus Tick?Don't be Drawn AwayChild of GodJoyous Extravagant GenerosityActing Out TruthLove Restored
No Fear in LoveDon't Worry be HappyWorries and DistractionsDon't Be SuperficialSimplifyWorshipDo No HarmSpiritual HealingWhy Not Bring Them to Jesus?Self-CareLooking for JesusWhat's NextHunger for the WordGod Knows BestPrioritiesStaying CenteredThinking Outside of the BoxThe Impact of My Faith100% + 100% = 100%Seeing Strange ThingsAll Are WelcomeThrow a Party!Worthy of Receiving and Giving LoveLOLRecreating With New ClothRulesTake it to the LordTotal DependenceWhat Spills Out of You?Enough SaidThe Faith of an Ousider
The Real DealWhat is My Witness?Looking in the Right PlacesAccepting God's Purpose for MeLighting the WayDeeper ConnectionsWhat to do When Jesus is SleepingTell Them What He Has DoneDon't Hide Your HurtTroubling the TeacherBoth/AndWalking AwayGood News!God of AbundanceThe Mission Next DoorThe Answer Makes a DifferenceTaking Up Your CrossLosing the Old LifeLosing the Most ImportantChanged By PrayerListen to JesusParadigm ShiftNot Against Me but For GodSetting Our Faces on the MissionLooking for LoopholesA Model for PrayerAre We Asking for the Wrong Thing?Too Focused on MeThe Question is not Does God Love YouLiving in a Distant Country
Coming to our SensesConfession is Good for the SoulIt Is Not About Being WorthyYou Have to Want itWorking for God's LoveNothing is Withheld by GodDisconnected from God's PrioritiesSome Will See and Still Not BelieveDon't be a Stumbling BlockTaking God for GrantedGod's Kingdom NowThe Point of God's Love
My Expectation and My HopeNot Knowing All the DetailsThe Unapproachable Approachable GodDon't Run Ahead of GodTruly Follow JesusWhy Worship?Dating vs. SoulmateA Call to SacrificeWholly SanctifiedThe Work of a DiscipleMeditate on God's WordThe Community of ChristiansAn Individual ResponseGrieving the Old Life
The Voice of GodMore Than a FriendSeeing the KingdomStale RelationshipsChosen PeopleUnveiled LivesRealizing Your PurposeExpecting GodDon't Worry be HappyPersecuting JesusWho Are You Lord?Set ApartKeep it SimpleProclaim the GospelMotivation for ContinuingSeeing with Earthly EyesGrowing WearyCreator GodSet Your AnchorHearing from GodListeningShout it from the RoofOur ResponseTrust Only in the LordFalling AsleepDrudgeryCalm in the ChaosDust on Your ClothesThe Danger of DoubtWhat Really MattersThe Follow-UpConqueror of Life