Is God’s love Unconditional?

If you have ever experienced a fierce thunderstorm with a lot of lightning, you know its power. If you escaped a lightning strike, why did you survive its might? Well, the Bible says that God created everything including that storm. He allows but doesn’t cause the damage that tornadoes create. Why does he? He wants his wandering creation to return to him and has to get our attention. When God protects you from the violence and power of such a …

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Grow to Know God in Colossians (2)

In my previous blogpost, I dealt with the beginning of Colossians chapter three. Now, I hope to deal with the commands in the rest of the chapter. Yes, God inspires Paul to give us commandments. Why? Because we need to change gradually from our imperfect lives to be more mature as God’s grown children. First, in Colossians chapter three, Paul calls the church in Colossae to grow to know God better because of Jesus’ resurrection power in their lives. He …

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New Testament Growing to Know God

How can Christians become more like Jesus? On the one hand, when Christians first believe, God the Judge declares us “not guilty” and legally-right with him. On the other hand, we are still far from perfect with a large measure of self-centeredness in our sinful natures or “flesh.” How can we know God better? One way to find God’s gift of spiritual progress is to understand Jesus’ victory for our lives. What do I mean? Jesus, the God-man, entered human …

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