Posts Tagged ‘Jesus



29
May
18

The Hope That We Have

Paul says that we are eagerly awaiting our full adoption into God’s family as sons and daughters of the King. He said that we groan inwardly as though we are in pain while we wait for Jesus to return. This is our hope! Paul then writes:

For in this hope we were saved. But hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what they already have? 25 But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently. – Romans 8:24-25 (NIV)

Our hope is one that is not seen, but unseen. This is where faith and hope intersect. We cannot see what we hope for, but we have faith that it is true and it is real. We cannot see Jesus, but we have faith that He is the Son of God and He can save us from our many sins. We cannot see Heaven, but we have faith that Jesus is there now and will be returning someday soon. In our hearts and in our souls, we believe and we have hope. Now we patiently wait for faith to be made sight and for hope to be revealed.
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27
May
18

O We Of Little Faith

The latest message from Griffith First Christian Church in Griffith, Indiana. This message is based on Matthew 8:23-27 and is about Jesus calming a storm.

24
May
18

Our Connection To The Creation

In the beginning, God created everything. He created the heavens and the earth and every plant and animal. He created humanity in His image and everything was very good. Then, humanity fell in the Garden of Eden when Adam sinned. God pronounced curses on the serpent and on Adam and Eve. God said that even the ground and the creation would be cursed because of sin. In Romans 8, Paul links humanity and creation. He wrote:

For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of him who subjected it, in hope 21 that the creation itself will be set free from its bondage to corruption and obtain the freedom of the glory of the children of God. – Romans 8:20-21 (NIV)

When Christ returns, He will not only set humanity free from the curses of sin and death, but the creation will be set free from its curse of decaying. When Jesus returns, He will make everything right again and we look forward to that day with expectation.
20
May
18

Jesus Is The True Vine

The latest message from Griffith First Christian Church in Griffith, Indiana. This message is based on John 15:1-17.

16
May
18

The Same Spirit

God’s promises are truly wonderful. He has promised to provide for us and take care of us. He has promised to never leave us or abandon us. He has promised to forgive our many sins. But wait! There’s more! He has also promised resurrection. Paul wrote:​​

And if the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies because of his Spirit who lives in you. – Romans 8:11 (NIV)

God’s Spirit lives in the heart of every born again believer in Jesus Christ. This is the same Spirit of the God who raised Jesus back to life. We have such power and potential at our disposal, but we hardly ever tap into this power. God’s Spirit can help us overcome sin and temptation. God’s Spirit can help us live abundant, fulfilled lives. God’s Spirit can comfort us when we are grieving. God’s Spirit can give us hope for the future. This is the Spirit of Him who makes all things new, all things possible and every promise, “Yes.”
08
May
18

Jesus, Our Sin Offering

Jesus took your punishment when He took your place. God the Father sent Jesus to be the atoning sacrifice for your sins. You and me, we could not keep the commandments of God perfectly, but Jesus did. The apostle Paul wrote:

For what the law was powerless to do because it was weakened by the flesh​, God did by sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh to be a sin offering. And so he condemned sin in the flesh, 4 in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fully met in us, who do not live according to the flesh but according to the Spirit. – Romans 8:3-4 (NIV)

The law requires that sin be punished. As sinners, we deserve punishment for our sins and that punishment is death. Jesus, the perfect Son of God, came to live the life we could not live in order that we could live eternally. God poured out His wrath on Jesus and now there is no condemnation for those who are in Christ. Jesus took our punishment when He took our place.
06
May
18

Jesus Is The Good Shepherd

The latest message from Griffith First Christian Church in Griffith, Indiana. This message is based on John 10:11-21.




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