16 When evening came, his disciples went down to the sea, 17 got into a boat, and started across the sea to Capernaum. It was now dark, and Jesus had not yet come to them. 18 The sea became rough […]
Originally published May 1, 2018 We have a sinfully low view of sin. We cannot overestimate the weight of sin when we see the cost of sin on the cross. None of us lives up even to […]
Audio: Text 24 Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life. He does not come into judgment, but has passed from death to life. […]
Our society likes to emphasize God’s love and forget that he is also just and that he has wrath towards sin. We like the easy message. We like the easy gospel of “yeah you’re not perfect but neither is anyone else and God is a God of love and he forgives you.”
We make faith about a vague ascent with Christ, a loose agreement, hearing “you can be forgiven,” and then saying “sure, I’ll have that,” like it’s someone asking if you want to share an order of mozzarella sticks at a restaurant.
But the danger of an easy gospel is losing sight of Jesus and his call to discipleship, his call to live life in the light of what he has done.