Even though we are forgiven by God’s grace, sin has consequences and sometimes they’re devastating. When our actions harm others they can have lifelong ramifications.
When God selects His leaders He wants people who will not take the glory that belongs to Him alone. This is why He will often put us in seemingly impossible situations, so that when the victory is achieved no one can say that it was anything but God’s doing.
Many Christians describe themselves as “followers of Jesus.” But Chuck Swindoll delivers a warning: it’s not enough to follow Jesus, you also have to do it right.
The Reformation put Scripture into the hands of the people. God’s Word is resilient. It survives all attempts to destroy it. Don’t take your Bible for granted. Study it, learn it, know it.
Perhaps you’re a skeptic. You don’t believe in miracles, only in science, logic, and absolutes. The good news is Christ doesn’t ask you to check your brains at the door when you come to know Him personally. Just the opposite—you gain insight and knowledge through the Holy Spirit!
Jesus was certainly a great teacher. But He was not just a great teacher! Chuck Swindoll draws our attention to some snapshots in the Gospel of Matthew that reveal Christ’s power.