theology and the Christian life

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Love Your Enemies

What does Jesus mean by calling his disciples to love their enemies? This command remains true, even with a divisive presidential election coming in a few months. Christians need to remember Jesus’ call to love their enemies.

Is the Christian a Saint or Sinner?

Every Christian continues to endure temptation and sinful desires. Luther’s Simul Justus et Peccator helps understand Christian identity in the gospel’s light.

What Jesus Meant by Entering the Kingdom as Children

We don’t enter the kingdom of heaven as children because we have become so gentle and obedient. We enter as children because of our Heavenly Father. 

What’s the Difference Between Grace and Mercy?

Are grace and mercy the same thing or are they different? This post explains what the Bible teaches about grace and mercy and how they flow from the gospel.

Why Can’t God Overlook Sin?

Sin is rejection and rebellion against the Holy God. It wouldn’t be right for him to simply overlook it. But he did pay for it through Jesus Christ.

God is Not Fair

Is God fair? A fair God gives what you earn. That doesn’t sound like the gospel to me.

Who Loves Self-Righteousness (hint: we all do)

Everyone says they hate self-righteousness, but do they? Christianity is the only religion that teaches against self-righteousness, because the Christian fully depends on the righteousness of another.

Every Christian Has Baggage

In fact, not only does every Christian have baggage… every Christian NEEDS baggage! You simply cannot be a Christian if you are unaware of the skeletons in your closet. Maybe your baggage isn’t severe, you’ve never been to jail… but… Continue Reading →

If Grace is Sufficient…

But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. 2 Corinthians 12:9 The Christian life… Continue Reading →

Love Your Children Well

A friend of mine lost his three year old son this week. He went to sleep and simply never woke up. It is a tragedy beyond my understanding, and one I pray that I would never fully comprehend. As I… Continue Reading →

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