March 23, 2021
- Larry Sundin
- 1 Corinthians
- kingdom thinking
- renewed thinking
- Spiritual birth
- John 3
February 7, 2021
The ultimate end of following Jesus is knowing Jesus. It’s about having a relationship with Jesus, where just being with Him is enough. It’s about having a relationship with Jesus where you are so captivated by His beauty, and so satisfied with His love, that the things of this world lose their power over you, so that all you want is more of Jesus.
September 20, 2020
Jesus was very intentional about living among those who needed the gospel. He went to their parties, ate meals in their homes, and served them in the midst of everyday life. Jesus valued every single person he encountered and so must we. Jesus intentionally made disciples.
July 5, 2020
When you hold firm to the gospel, you stay connected to your power source for the Christian life. When you hold fast to the gospel you no longer have to prove yourself to God, for you are already approved by God through Jesus. When you hold fast to the gospel, you don’t have to keep trying to be righteous, because you are already righteous of Christ. You no longer need to perform out of your flesh, because God is now working in you to will and to act according His good pleasure. Your power to obey,our power to live and shine like Jesus comes from holding firm to the gospel.
June 25, 2019
So his team prayed with this purpose: that every believer would be filled with this knowledge of God’s will for us in Christ. This is a prayer God wants to answer. So this may the most important prayer we can pray for one another. For when we have complete certainty that Christ is all we need, then we will be free to live a life worthy of our Lord and please Him in every way. Do you pray this way for others? This is raising the bar in prayer.
April 16, 2019
One of the best benefits of our new union in Christ is that each one of us has the potential to change and become like Jesus. You no longer have to be controlled by selfish or sinful desires: You can experience victory over anger, greed, lust, hatred, drunkenness, discontent, anxiety and fear. The reason we can experience victory, the reason we have this potential to change because God has put His Spirit in us.
January 2, 2019
Our sin makes us equals at the foot of the cross. It is here where our sin is forgiven. It’s here we see ourselves in relationship to a holy God and humility is born. When you spend time in the shadow of the cross, you are not looking down at anyone else, but looking up to the one who gave you mercy for your sin.
November 8, 2018
But the biggest transformation Jesus makes is in our relationship with God: God is no longer some abstract, unapproachable judge. He becomes our Father, our “abba” who delights in us, sings over us, and gives us access to His presence. So with transformed affection for God we find ourselves wanting to pray, delighting in praise and growing in thanks for all He has given us in Jesus. And as a result of this new affection, we find ourselves wanting to please Him in every way.