Boasting in the Cross of Our Lord Jesus Christ

Since we have been justified by faith alone, in Jesus Christ alone, we should only boast in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ. 1. A cross-centered life is one that is marked by humility and not pride. 2. A cross-centered life boasts only in Jesus Christ and not in...

Sowing and Reaping

Living in the good of the gospel means that we must trust God each day of our lives, and by faith we must seek to sow to the spirit instead of the flesh. 1. We will reap what we sow. “The image of sowing-reaping indicates that the process of moral consequences is much...

Hearers and Teachers

Living in the good of the gospel means we take care of those who are faithful to teach us God Word. 1. All of us will be taught God’s Word. “After the parable of the sower, Jesus says, ‘Consider carefully how you listen’ (Luke 8.18). He goes on to say that if we...

Continue Steadfastly in Prayer

Continue Steadfastly in Prayer 1. Don’t stop praying. 2. Be watchful when you pray. 3. Be thankful when you pray. “A true appreciation of the believer’s status—’dead’ to the world and its powers, ‘alive’ to God in Christ with all one’s sins forgiven, and...