The Heart of the Believer

The Heart of the Believer

Born into sin, the natural condition of the human heart is sinful, disobedient, rebellious, self-serving, self-pleasing, opposed to God, and worthy of his wrath. An oft-quoted passage from the prophet Jeremiah states: The heart is deceitful above all things, and...
The Forgiveness of Sins

The Forgiveness of Sins

Jesus took away the sin of the world! As stated previously, Jesus is restoring all of creation unto himself. Not only humanity but also the earth has suffered the consequences of sin, and Jesus is making all things right. He’s making all things right in the form of a...
United with Jesus in Resurrection

United with Jesus in Resurrection

When Jesus was raised from the dead, it served as a forerunner of the resurrection of the dead to take place on the last day when Jesus returns. All those who have been united with Christ will be raised just as he was raised. Or don’t you know that all we who...
One in Christ, in His Glory

One in Christ, in His Glory

Jesus prayed that we believers would be one. Jesus prayed this three times, once each in three consecutive verses (John 17:21-23). Prior installments addressed verses 21 and 23 here and here. This time we’ll come back to the verse in between, verse 22. Here is the...
One in Christ, So That the World…

One in Christ, So That the World…

Jesus prayed that His nearest disciples would be one, even as He and the Father are one (John 17:11). He also prayed that all of His disciples in subsequent generations would be one just as the Father is in Him and He is in the Father (John 17:21). Then He added the...