Is your relationship with God based primarily on what you can do for Him, or is it based on what He has already done for you, is doing in you, and will do for you? That is the difference between Religion and the Gospel. Religion is about what people can do for God; how people […]
Some people object to the doctrine of hell by saying, “but if God is love, he wouldn’t sentence someone to hell”. But imagine a judge who knows a guilty verdict for a murderer is right and true, yet he says to the defendant, “I like the way you are dressed. I want to show you love. I’ll allow you to go home under house arrest and see how things go from there.” We would be outraged at such an action, under the guise of love! That is not a just judge! God’s love cannot be separated from his holiness and his justice.
Continuing our series on “Cultivating a Thankful Heart”, we consider the question, “How can I give thanks for the hard things in my past?” The answer is to slow down and review God’s grace. This message looks at two examples from the life of the apostle Paul. We see how: God uses the sinful things […]