Articles Tagged 'Salvation'

The Grit of Grace

The Grit of Grace

Come on! The New Year is coming, don't we need to move on and get ready for it!

Phil Ware and James Nored introduce Heartlight.org readers to the grit of grace and the coming video series called, "My Story in God's Story."

Christmas Can Bring Out the Best  in Us!

Christmas Can Bring Out the Best in Us!

The challenge is to help others celebrate Jesus 365 days a year.

Brian McCutchen shares with us about the need for Christmas to continue year round.

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The "Lost" Chapter

Which are you: coin, sheep, or son?

The 15th chapter of Luke’s gospel consists of three parables of Jesus. I call it the “Lost” chapter because the coin, the sheep, and the son are lost. The irony is that the three didn’t know they were lost.

Rescued

Rescued

Sometimes we need more than a lifeline

Lenny Skutnik dove into the Potomac River to save a woman too weak to grasp the lifeline she's been thrown. In the same way, God reached out to save us when we were powerless.

Praying for People We Don't Like

Praying for People We Don't Like

Do you REALLY want God to bless everyone?

Are you like Jonah? Are there people you dislike so much that you don't want God to have mercy on them? Or are you willing to pray that all people come to know the truth?

Lifestyle: Connecting Others with Jesus

Lifestyle: Connecting Others with Jesus

How we view people impacts our lifestyle

Phil Ware finishes his series on "The Andrew Effect" about connecting people with Jesus by reminding us how Jesus viewed people.

Christ: The Center

Christ: The Center

Are we really willing to make Jesus the center of our life.

Phil Ware reminds us that Jesus is the center of everything, our salvation, our time, our hope, but will we make Jesus the center of our lives?

No Longer Any Sea

No Longer Any Sea

The glorious future when the sea is no more!

Phil Ware concludes his 10 part series on "Saved at Sea" dealing with sea stories in the Bible and how God has always saved his people, this time focusing on the ultimate saved at sea story, Revelation 21:1-5

'What prevents me from being baptized?'

'What prevents me from being baptized?'

What stands between you and the water?

The Bible says the Ethiopian eunuch was baptized and went on his way rejoicing. You can too. It was good news for the Ethiopian. It's good news for us. Everyone who is willing to put their faith in Jesus may come to him.

A Forgotten, but Necessary, Grace of Jesus

A Forgotten, but Necessary, Grace of Jesus

Should we be surprised that so many call themselves Christians but never live for Jesus?

Phil Ware shares a passion on his heart about the way we have privatized and personalize conversion and salvation that eliminates the necessary grace of Jesus' community, family, and spiritual community.

Trophies

Trophies

Are you ready to lay down your trophies?

I know that just as my childhood trophies have lost their value to me, I'll one day look at all the things that seem so important to me now and see that they are like trash compared to knowing Christ. On that day, I'll lay my trophies down and receive wha

Four Errors Do Not Make a Home Run

Four Errors Do Not Make a Home Run

Watching and listening to a Little League made me think about following Jesus

Running around the bases because of errors is not a home run. You cannot change the rules. You cannot change God's rules either.

He Chose Poorly

He Chose Poorly

His choice cost him billions

You can choose to get full value of God's gift, receiving eternal life. Or you can squander what you've been given, and you'll live forever with the consequences. Because, just like Ronald Wayne and just like Esau, you will reach a point where your poor c

Do You Believe in Jesus?

Do You Believe in Jesus?

Most people say they believe in Jesus. They are wrong.

Saving belief in Jesus is much more than believing a set of facts. Real belief is to follow Jesus.

Born of the Spirit

Born of the Spirit

Without the Holy Spirit, how can there be new life?

Phil Ware continues his series on the Holy Spirit with a focus on being born of the Spirit and its ties to faith, baptism, and repentance.

God Wants Everybody To Be Saved

God Wants Everybody To Be Saved

So what does God really want?

God wants everyone to be saved. Not everyone will be saved, at least not according to the Bible. But that's not because God wants anyone to be lost. It's just that some will refuse to believe.

The Reason

The Reason

The season has a reason

Centuries ago, in a small unimportant town, our salvation began with a baby's cry. We continue to search and hope for: Peace, goodwill toward men.

Finding Jesus: Be Born in Me!

Finding Jesus: Be Born in Me!

Can I really know Jesus as someone who is real in my life?

Phil Ware writes a two part series on Finding Jesus at Christmas and this one focuses on spending time with Jesus in the Gospels.

Touching Jesus

Touching Jesus

Are you good enough?

Have you ever felt like you had no right to ask God for anything? Or maybe you thought that others would judge you and reject you if they knew your secret? Does it seem like Jesus has something to offer others, but nothing for you? You can have peace.

Sinners and Holy People

Sinners and Holy People

Jesus came for the good, the bad, and the ugly

Jesus wants to remind us that performing a series of religious acts doesn't make us right with God. Our attitude matters. What the Bible calls "the heart." While men look at the outside, God looks at the heart.

A Saved Life

A Saved Life

Have you seen someone pass from death to life?

Brian McCutchen talks about Connie, her cancer, and her coming to Jesus in faith and baptism and leading many of her family to join her.

A Lot of Telling to Do

A Lot of Telling to Do

Are you ready to tell someone?

Throughout the book of Acts, there are examples of regular people telling their friends about how God sent His Son so that the world might be saved. With 4.6 billion souls still needing to hear that story, we have a lot telling to do.

Trash or Treasure?

Trash or Treasure?

Can you tell the difference between trash and treasure?

God sent his son Jesus to die for us. He sent him to die so that we could live. The offer of salvation is a precious treasure, yet some won't recognize that. They'll "despise" God's offer, discarding this gift like yesterday's trash.

Been Thinkin’ About Heaven

Been Thinkin’ About Heaven

Have you thought about heaven?

I've been thinkin' about Heaven, a lot, lately. And I've decided that I don't care what it looks like, or if we have to wait a 1000 years, or if everything I know will be made new. Heaven is where God and Jesus are and that's where I want to be.

Do Our Churches Prefer Cushions over Crosses?

Do Our Churches Prefer Cushions over Crosses?

When sports fail to bring us together as one, then what will we do?

Rubel Shelly reminds us of MLK, Martin Luther King, Jr., and how he taught us we were all equal in God's eyes and that Jesus was the answer to uniting us into one people under God.