The Word Became Flesh. IV: The Light and the Life
In Christ, light and life hold a deeper meaning: “In Him was life, and the life was the Light of men” (John 1:4). The life Jesus brings is the light of men. Life and light are intertwined.
Abiding in the Vine: II. Staying Connected to Christ and His People
The branches of a vine or tree need the rest of the plant, including the other branches. Christians cannot expect to live out our faith alone. We need other Christians to help keep us connected to Christ.
Setting Your Mind Where It Belongs—Romans 8:5–6
Romans 8 contrasts two lives: The life “according to the Spirit” (the life of a true follower of Jesus) and the life “according to the flesh” (the life of one who does not have a real relationship with Him). It is interesting to place these two lives side-by-side.
Choosing Life, Good, and Blessing—Deuteronomy 30:15-20
God calls us to bring His light, life, and love to the world.
Thank God It’s (Good) Friday
Good Friday reminds us that the world’s idea of good conflicts with God’s idea of good. The world views Friday as the victory of leisure and pleasure over labor and drudgery. Good Friday reminds us that the true victory is Christ’s victory over hell and Satan, of life’s victory over death, and the victory of…