All that we experience in our life in Christ, beginning with salvation is by grace through faith. Paul shares with us what the Lord Jesus has done for us - both Jews and Gentiles. He has made us one - in Jesus there is neither Greek nor Jew (Galatians 3:28). The middle wall of separation, the law of commandments contained in ordinances has been abolished. We, both Jews and Gentiles are now one new man following the Lord Jesus and His Word for us. This has been made possible through the what Jesus accomplished on the Cross.
God tests us not because He does not know what we think or what we will do. He tests us in order to provide us an opportunity to demonstrate in life what we really believe and hold on to. His tests are meant to get us to the next level in our walk with Him. God tests us - but He empowers us by His Word and His Spirit to pass these tests. Every test we pass brings us into a new realm in God.
God has revealed to us in His Word, truth about creation, redemption, life, death, eternity and things to come. Approximately 2,500 prophecies appear in the pages of the Bible, about 2,000 of which already have been fulfilled. The Bible contains 10,385 verses predicting the return of the Lord. We will consider a few Bible prophecies to show their accuracy and strength.
This year you will receive an outpouring of blessings that you cannot contain (Malachi 3:10). While the Scriptures apply to us all of the time, in God's dealings with us as individuals and as a community, there are specific seasons He brings us into. The Psalmist said, my times are in His hands (Psalm 31:15). The times and seasons of life are in His hands. And as He brings us into specific seasons, we need to be aware of what He intends to do and we must respond correctly.
We were designed by God to manifest His glory. When God is personally present in our lives, we are able to live fully. When we abide in the Holy Spirit, we shine, we glow, we reflect God’s glory to the world. On the other hand, Sin and Rebellion Causes His Glory To Lift.
Although Jesus was God (Deity) in origin, He did not do the miracles He did by His powers as Deity (Omnipotence, Omniscience, Omnipresence). Rather He did the miracles by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Stay tuned to part 3 of this series to study how Jesus worked in the supernatural by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Watch 4 young people from Bangalore question Ps. Ashish Raichur on practical faith-related matters. In this third part of Answers to Common Questions, we respond to questions on Christian Lifestyle. These include responses on issues like movies, parties, drinking, jewellery, tattoos, finance, profession, abortion, culture, friends, dating and horoscopes.
Everything in the Christian life is “by grace through faith”. Ministry is a work of God’s Grace through us. What you do in ministry (i.e. in service toward God and people) is “according to” the grace of God given to you. It is (a)because of and (b)empowered by and (c)in alignment with – the grace of God given to you. On this episode we study how we can apply God's grace for ministry.
While everything in the Christian life is “by grace through faith”, God has placed some responsibility on us to appropriate that unlimited grace and walk in it, in daily life. On this episode we address a few more selected areas in every day life, and learn how the grace of God applies to that area.
While everything in the Christian life is “by grace through faith”, God has placed some responsibility on us to appropriate that unlimited grace and walk in it, in daily life. On this episode we address a few selected areas in every day life, and learn how the grace of God applies to that area.