Jesus Has Power to Forgive Sins Romans 3:20 says “…for by the law is the knowledge of sin.” Romans 7:7 further states “…I would not have known sin except through the law. For I would not have known covetousness unless the law had said, “You shall not covet.” ” Only God’s Word defines what is…
Paul teaches us that no one can add or take away from the grace of God. We as Christians need to understand that our flesh is at war with the Holy Spirit who dwells in us as born again Christians. We tend to try to lean on our flesh to walk with the Lord, which is legalism, but Paul tells us that we are free in Christ and need to live free for the Lord and not for our fleshly desires. Paul gives us a list in Galatians 5:19-21
As Christians in the church spend more time with one another, we’ll inevitably rub each other the wrong way. At times, this can be due to the healing process that each Christian is going through, and also as each person goes through their own growing pains. Before we were Christians, we would treat each other badly. But now as we follow Christ, we should examine each complaint against another, and utilize it as an opportunity to grow in God’s grace and to forgive, even as Christ forgave us. These choices will either lead us to Christian growth and maturity with healthy relationships, or to backsliding and bitterness as we destroy our relationships with God and each other. We must put off the old ways, and force ourselves to put on Christlikeness!
Jesus teaches timeless truth from what He indicates is the Bible’s most important parable. Let’s check our own hearts as we examine ourselves to see which of these 4 soils are an indication of the condition of our hearts. This is part 3 of the series.
Of the many amazing things that God does for us in His work of salvation, one true gift of grace is how the Lord not only forgives us our sins, but He also chooses to forget our sins.
The blame game is where we shift the focus of the blame away from ourselves, and onto someone or something else. The blame game started with Adam and Eve, and even continues today within humanity. However, God will hold people accountable for the death of Jesus Christ, the Only Begotten Son of God. Every human being is guilty of the death of Jesus, as every human being is a sinner, and Jesus Christ died for all of our sins. Nobody can escape this. Nobody can wash their hands and declare innocence, nor ignorance. Yet, this God loves us so much that He gave His Only Begotten Son, Jesus Christ, as a free gift to us to die as the payment for our sins! We must believe in and receive the free gift of salvation through Jesus Christ.