Remember how Jesus healed the one man of blindness where at first all he could see was “men like trees walking” until the second touch where he could see things as they really were
Know this: The good news has been continuously bearing fruit in you as it also does throughout the world
Do we not understand the deception of living under law? For it presents something forbidden, which stirs within us the desire to obtain it
Right up front, you need to realize that more understanding of a how-to nature often only brings more problems
The good news of Jesus is not about which group is better than the other, but that all are equally judged through Christ’s death on the cross, and that God no longer holds men’s sins against them
The miraculous grace of Christ has caused me to see that I am no different whatsoever than those I used to despise
When you plead with God to keep you from falling into whatever sin you believe yourself to be trapped in, upon what basis do you present your case?
Don’t be distracted by how well the words are crafted, listen past the words for the life of God in what is being said
So, why are you surprised when you discover that this world’s love is only an illusion?
Disguised as something worth your time and attention, the voices of the world call to you each and every day. Don’t fear them. Instead, put them to the test by asking yourself what they really say about Christ and what is actually being inserted in place of him as your only connection to God.
How can you realize the freedom you have in Christ? I say that you will discover it, more times than not, in the midst of the bondage that still seems to hold you down. You see, the power of the gospel is not found merely in the words of its testimony of Jesus’ death and resurrection, it is found in the reality that has been brought about because of who he is and what he has done. That reality is that Christ is in you. He is there, and his life witnesses from within you … despite all the doubts that you think actually come from within you. source