God Tends to Use Failures to Show His Greatness

God is so merciful and gracious to provide his Son Jesus as the atonement for our sins.  Certainly, God could have written us a Bible with one statement that said, “It’s your fault you are sinners, so get back on your feet by yourself.”  I’m so thankful he doesn’t say that.  For those who have faith in Christ as the payment for their sin, they are perfectly accepted by the Father.  Romans 8 says that “nothing in all creation” can separate us from God’s love if have been justified by Jesus’ death.  The body of Christ is made up of … Continue reading God Tends to Use Failures to Show His Greatness

God’s Redemptive Plan in All of Scripture

All Scripture reveals God redemptive solution for man. Not every Scripture reveals it evenly however. Some passages are in full bloom and give the plain, clear account of Christ’s work on the cross for our sins. Other passages (most Old Testament passages) are in seed-form that are in some way connected to the mature message of God’s redemption. Bryan Chapell, of Covenant Seminary, provides a vivid illustration in his book Christ Centered Preaching. You do not explain what an acorn is, even if you say many true things about it (e.g., it is brown, has a cap, is found on … Continue reading God’s Redemptive Plan in All of Scripture