Friday, April 28, 2023

For Whom Nothing is Mystery

“God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” (1 Peter 5:5)

Wednesday, April 26, 2023

The Father Has Sent the Son to Be the Savior

“And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent the Son to be the Savior of the world.” (1 John 4:14)

Monday, April 24, 2023

The Only God the Gospel Knows

Christ is the Image of the Invisible God, in Whom all the Fullness of Divinity dwells in bodily form, and in Whom we are made complete and become partakers of the Divine Nature. God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not counting our sins against us. (Colossians 1:18; 2:9-10, 2 Peter 2:4; 2 Corinthians 5:19)

Friday, April 21, 2023

The Incarnation is Humankind Born Again

Regeneration, being “born again,” is not an individual decision but is Christ’s union with humankind. It is through the Incarnation that all are chosen in Him.

“For God chose us in Christ before the foundation of the world that we should be holy and blameless before Him in love.” (Ephesians 1:4)

Wednesday, April 19, 2023

Bringing Salvation to All

“For the grace of God has appeared,
bringing salvation to all people.”
(Titus 2:11)

The grace of God has “appeared,” been made visible (*epiphane*) in Jesus Christ, who is the image of the invisible God, in whom all the fullness of God dwells in bodily form. This is the Incarnation, by which Christ has united divinity with humanity, God with humankind. Through Christ, God has reconciled all in heaven and on earth to Himself, having made peace by the blood of the Cross.

Friday, April 14, 2023

The Death and Regeneration of Human Being

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! By his great mercy he gave us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.” (1 Peter 1:3)

Wednesday, April 12, 2023

If We Do Not Understand the Incarnation

The Incarnation is integral to the Cross and the Resurrection.

“Consequently, just as one trespass [Adam’s] resulted in condemnation for all people, so also one righteous act [Christ’s] resulted in justification and life for all people.” (Romans 5:18)

“For since death came through a man, the resurrection of the dead comes also through a man. For as in Adam all die, so in Christ all will be made alive.” (1 Corinthians 15:22)

Monday, April 10, 2023

Death Has Been Swallowed Up In Victory

The Gates of Hell have been destroyed.
The Strong Man has been bound.

“Since the children have flesh and blood, he too shared in their humanity so that by his death he might break the power of him who holds the power of death — that is, the devil — and free those who all their lives were held in slavery by their fear of death.” (Hebrews 2:14-15)

Wednesday, April 5, 2023

Only What God Wills

God does not will that any perish but that all come to repentance (2 Peter 3:9).