December 9, 2020
- Larry Sundin
- 2 Corinthians
- righteousness; self-righteousness
- Matthew 5:6; Isaiah 61:1-4
April 21, 2020
You are a holy one. You bear the image of Christ! You are a new creation. The old you is gone, and the new has come! You are no longer your own. You were bought with a price. You belong to God. I’m reminded by this new reality that God often views us much higher than we view ourselves. When He sees you, He sees Jesus.
April 3, 2019
Jesus paid it all. We’ve been set free. It’s of no value to live in the past and keep trying to keep proving yourself to God. You no longer have to do this. So stop doing it! That’s the first thing we must do to appropriate the power of our new life in Christ. Because as long as we are trying to measure up, Christ is of no value to us.
June 28, 2018
If God had shown Moses that he was fully qualified for his calling, what would have happened? It would have led Moses to trust in his gifts, to trust in himself and his abilities, rather than trust in his God.
October 31, 2017
If we see ourselves as works in process, GRACE will always characterize our relationships. You, see the one thing the world doesn’t see enough from us is grace. Sure, they expect us to judge them, they expect us to moralize them – but if this identity begins to shape how you live, you will never judge nor moralize anyone, because when you are following Jesus, when you keep your focus on Jesus… you will know that you are far… far… far from perfect.
June 11, 2017
Jacob prays out of his relationship with God, the God who is for him. He comes to Him in humility and asks nothing more from God then do what He promises. He gives credit to God for all he has. And he’s honest: He admits his fears to God. Oh that we’d learn to be this honest with God like this: to pour out our fears, our burdens, our doubts – whatever. Jacob literally lays all his burdens at the feet of God. Jacob’s knows he’s come out of the frying pan and into the fire, and only God can rescue him. This is a great prayer… and it’s the kind of prayer God loves to answer.
March 7, 2017
This is the reality God wants you to know. It’s why He gave you His Holy Spirit to live in you. For once your identity is secure as His child, you will be led by the Spirit, and the things that you once thought were important to you, they will slowly loose their power over you. And you will no longer want anything to do with them, because you will find your life and peace with a Father who loves you completely.
November 26, 2015
When we shine our light, we don’t just make Jesus visible to them, we make their own darkness visible to them… and when their darkness is exposed, they come to a conviction of their own sin, their a need of a Savior, and having their eyes opened by the light, they too will become lights.
September 30, 2015
That’s how God’s grace worked to change Paul, and how God wants to change us: To see life, not in light of our momentary sufferings… as painful and sometimes confusing and debilitating as they sometimes are… but to see life in light of our place in the story, in light of our union with Jesus, in light of God’s plan for eternity!