Jesus, our Good Shepherd, wants to give us victory over the Evil One, victory/peace in our relationships (over enemies) and victory/peace in our heart. Discussion Questions – Psalm 23:4. In Jesus, we have victory over the Evil One. Satan deceives and condemns. What is his biggest deception? How does Satan condemn us? – What were […]
What is the surest way to sniff out a religious person? A religious person is someone who does the church thing but cannot forgive his or her enemies. This is where religion meets its limitation. We can attend all the events, we can control ourselves and avoid the blatant sins. We can even consider ourselves […]
The gospel is good news because while we were enemies of God, God did not treat us the same way we treat our enemies. God should have wiped us out. He should have done the crane technique on us. He should have punished us, he should have banished us forever, he should have ignored us […]
Are you still having trouble seeing yourself as an enemy of God? Can I suggest why that might be for some of us? As P. Don talked about at the retreat we just had, we put on our coat of religion and we deceive ourselves into thinking that we are not that bad.
Do you consider yourself an enemy of God? We know we are all sinners, but an enemy? That’s kind of harsh, isn’t it? We never hurt anyone. We don’t even have any human enemies, how can we be an enemy of God? We’re all relatively nice. We grew up in nice homes. We have nice […]
6You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. 7Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous man, though for a good man someone might possibly dare to die. 8But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for […]