Grace Means So Much More

Grace is often used interchangeably with the Christian ideas of mercy and forgiveness. Although these are aspects of grace, grace is not exclusively mercy. Grace is not exclusively forgiveness. More accurate is the understanding of grace as the “unmerited favor” of God. What does it mean to have the “unmerited favor” of God? If somethingContinue reading “Grace Means So Much More”

Choosing Which Burdens to Carry

Life is full of difficult scenarios, and sometimes knowing what to do can be trying because there are multiple perspectives to take on the issue. One perspective might mean doing one thing. Another perspective might mean doing the opposite. Both could be true and good, depending on the timing. For example, I do believe thatContinue reading “Choosing Which Burdens to Carry”

The Parables of Jesus: Building on Rock and Sand

17 And he came down with them, and stood in the plain, and the company of his disciples, and a great multitude of people out of all Judaea and Jerusalem, and from the sea coast of Tyre and Sidon, which came to hear him, and to be healed of their diseases; 18 And they that were vexedContinue reading “The Parables of Jesus: Building on Rock and Sand”

Considering Proverbs 10:13-14

13 In the lips of him that hath understanding wisdom is found: but a rod is for the back of him that is void of understanding. 14 Wise men lay up knowledge: but the mouth of the foolish is near destruction. When I read these verses, I’m thankful that we serve a patient God. How often haveContinue reading “Considering Proverbs 10:13-14”

The Judgements We Have Judged Will Be Judged

How long has it been since our Lord, Jesus, ascended into heaven? How many men since that time have made judgements concerning the teachings of Jesus and the way a Christian aught to live out their faith? Many men—in Christ there is no male or female, so for simplicity’s sake, I say men—have made judgements.Continue reading “The Judgements We Have Judged Will Be Judged”

What Happens When a Christian Dies and How This Teaching Affects Our View of The Resurrection

What Happens When a Christian Dies? Originally Posted on January 31, 2019 by Amanda at kindlingtruth.com Side note: This article is a good explanation of the resurrection in terms of what we experience as Christians pertaining to the resurrection bodily. I intend to write an article that considers the present-day experience of the resurrection spiritually, whichContinue reading “What Happens When a Christian Dies and How This Teaching Affects Our View of The Resurrection”

It is the Father’s Good Pleasure to Give You the Kingdom

When we receive from God, either from our brethren or from the Spirit of God, it feels like robbery. We know that we do not deserve it. Sometimes we might feel ashamed, or maybe even a bit afraid when the Lord has given us more than we feel able to be faithful towards. I don’tContinue reading “It is the Father’s Good Pleasure to Give You the Kingdom”

Stand up for What is Right—But in the Right Way

I love it when I see someone standing up for the right things. I appreciate the love of goodness in the world and the bravery it takes to speak out and to resist strong opposition. As Christians, we are supposed to defend goodness and truth, especially the Gospel of the Kingdom of Jesus Christ—a kingdomContinue reading “Stand up for What is Right—But in the Right Way”