Showing posts with label Salvation. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Salvation. Show all posts

Sunday, March 31, 2024

Mercy, not Sacrifice

When Jesus pronounced the paralytic’s sins “forgiven,” he offended the Scribes and Pharisees, the allies of the Temple authorities. He alienated them even further by reaching out to “sinners” considered especially unacceptable by more scrupulously religious Jews. Seeing Jesus eating with “tax collectors” and other “sinners,” they insinuated that he also must be a notorious sinner.

Wednesday, February 7, 2024

Light of the World

According to John, “Life” is found in the “Word,” and that life is the “Light of men.” It is “shining in the darkness,” and the darkness “cannot seize” or suppress it. This same “Word” or Logos has become “flesh,” the Living Word of God manifested and expressed in Jesus of Nazareth. In him, the Glory and the Life of the God who created all things are illuminated for all men to behold.

Wednesday, January 24, 2024

Salvation for All!

After his Resurrection, Jesus declared: “All authority in Heaven and on Earth is given to me, therefore, go and make disciples of all nations!” He dispatched his disciples to announce his Lordship and Salvation to the “uttermost parts of the Earth.” The Era of Salvation had commenced with his Death and Resurrection, and his life-giving message must be announced to all men. The Son of God has achieved salvation for his people!

Tuesday, January 23, 2024

His Name is Jesus

In Matthew, an angel informed Joseph that the child carried by Mary was “begotten of the Holy Spirit” and instructed him to name the child ‘Jesus’ - “Call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.” This name pointed to the saving act of God for His people which He was about to reveal.