Posts tagged ‘romans 10:9-10’

Our Relationship with Jesus is a Call to Fellowship

Like any relationship, being a Christian – being in relationship with Jesus – is hard work. It requires a commitment that many will find difficult. Like other relationships, many find it easier to simply stop working, to walk away, and to find a new way to live. The temptation to do this where Christ is concerned is just as real, just as palpable, and just as serious.

Continue Reading May 3, 2016 at 11:02 AM

1 Peter 4 – “I just barely made it”

In preparation for another commentary I am just beginning to write on 1 Peter, my wife and I were reading that book this morning for our devotions. It is amazing what Peter says throughout the book, but there is one part that particularly jumped out at me this morning.

In 1 Peter 4:18, Peter asks this rhetorical question, “And if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear?” In essence, Peter is saying that Christians barely made it in and if it is that tough for us to be “in,” how much more difficult is it for the unsaved?

It is absolutely true. I just barely made it and through no works of my own. God opened my eyes, allowing me by His graciousness to see the truth. Once seeing the truth, He allowed me to embrace it. I did nothing except believe as Paul says in Romans 10:9-10.

Continue Reading December 28, 2011 at 6:44 AM 3 comments

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