Why talk to yourself? You…

Why talk to yourself? You can talk to God anytime, all the time.

#prayer

Believing that a change of…

Believing that a change of location or situation will finally bring happiness or success disappoints every time. What’s needed is a #change of #mind.

Wisdom is listening to discern…

Wisdom is listening to discern what people mean, rather than what they say.

#wisdom

“This baptism … as appointed…

“This baptism … as appointed for all nations bestowed the remission of sins. A refusal of baptism would be a repudiation of Christ and of all the gifts contained in His name. Baptism is pure gospel that conveys grace and salvation from God through Christ. It dare not be changed into a legal requirement. This preposition (eis) connects remission so closely with baptism that nobody has yet been able to separate the two.” —Lenski (Lutheran), h/t Jan Towell

#baptism #gospel #grace

For whom is Jesus the…

For whom is Jesus the source of eternal salvation? This question must be answered clearly today, for modern religious answers avoid the Scripture’s affirmation. (They are committed to a human perspective.) “… he became the source of eternal salvation for all those who obey him” Hebrews 5.9.

#salvation #answers #obedience

The four gospels are gospel,…

The four gospels are gospel, not the law of Moses. Jesus lived under the law, but he taught looking toward the days of the church-kingdom. His examples may be grounded in Jewish life, but his principles are thoroughly Christian.

#gospels #gospel #Jesus

The truth of the gospel…

The truth of the gospel is straightforward and simple. It becomes complicated when men look for ways to justify their sin.

#gospel #truth #complicated