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The Sacrifice We Trust

The Sacrifice We Trust

As we approach Easter, it is good to contemplate on the sacrifice of Jesus and what it means for us. And how it shows in our lives. Or does it at all? Is Jesus’ death on the cross the sacrifice we trust or is it the sacrifice we dust once a year? These thoughts were inspired by this P.T. Forsyth’s quote “Christianity is not the sacrifice we make, but the sacrifice we trust.” It helps us to understand Christian faith…

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Thoughts on Sacrifice, Gladness and Calling

Thoughts on Sacrifice, Gladness and Calling

Does God want from us sacrifice or something else? What do you think? I think, God’s will is always good for us and some times it really does require sacrifice. But sacrifice should not be our end goal; we are not to religiously prove our worth or earn our salvation. Our goal should be God himself and leave the details of our life plan to him. Just being in the will of God is a blessing beyond belief. The wise…

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Thoughts on Good Friday

Thoughts on Good Friday

Good Friday is here. It reminds me of how blessed we are to have a God who did not spare expenses to reach us, to make us right with him. If you want to get a good grasp of the message of Good Friday, start by reading chapter 53 in Isaiah. It’s a long one but so worth it to read it. Read it slowly and marvel the fact that this was written hundreds of years before Jesus was born….

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Sins Washed Away

Sins Washed Away

  Do you know how you can have your sins washed away? It’s one of the most important things to know, don’t you think? Of course, you need to first acknowledge that you are a sinner. But aren’t we all? I, at least, don’t know any one person who would be so perfect and holy that there would not be any trace of sin in him/her. If we say we have no sin [refusing to admit that we are sinners],…

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Sacrificial Living, Anyone?

Sacrificial Living, Anyone?

What is sacrificial living anyway? Why should we live that way? And what’s in it for me? Let’s find out. Jesus showed us by his example what it is to live sacrificially and we are called to be like him. Suffering and sacrificial living are not very appealing at the first glimpse. But could there be something deeper in it? Could there be some hidden blessings somewhere? Because… When we embrace suffering, we enter into the mystery of God. When…

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Authentic Christian Living

Authentic Christian Living

The world thinks authenticity is about expressing yourself, being true to yourself. But the Bible tells us quite the opposite. David F. Wells states “Authenticity, theologically speaking, is not simply about being true to ourselves or about being satisfied with ourselves. It is about being true to who we are in Christ”. This means that if we want to live authentically, we need to be true to who we are in Christ. But we can’t find our identity in Christ…

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How to Stay on the Altar

How to Stay on the Altar

As we approach the Holy week my mind has started swirling around the sacrifice of Jesus. I am in awe of vastness of God’s love. And then I think if God loved us so immensely … how should we respond to him? We can’t save ourselves but we can’t help but love God in return. How could we love God more and more? So, brothers and sisters, because of God’s mercies, I encourage you to present your bodies as a…

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A God-Filled Life

A God-Filled Life

Salvation is readily available for everyone. We don’t need to wait until heaven to experience the presence of God. We are all called to a God-filled life right here, right now. How do we do that? By repenting and asking God into our hearts. By getting back on the altar. Day after day.God’s readiness to give and forgive is now public. Salvation’s available for everyone! We’re being shown how to turn our backs on a godless, indulgent life, and how…

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