Most evangelistic presentations present the Gospel, or the good news, as the opportunity to receive eternal life. Certainly this is true [Jn 3:16], but the Bible spends a lot more time on our life here on earth than it does on eternity. Why is that? Clearly our life should be renewed when we are reborn. Read more
As members in this New Human Race, our identity has changed. We now live in two kingdoms, the kingdom of earth and the kingdom of heaven. We have access to authority and power in Jesus’ name. But many of us continue to live largely the same lives we would without Christ. We ignore or forsake Read more
Jesus died, was buried and become the firstborn from the dead [Col 1:18], claiming all authority over heaven and earth [Mat 28:18]. As believers, members of this new race of Jesus, we are co-heirs with Christ [Rom 6:16-18].
Through the first Adam, or Man, the human race was separated from the God. “Of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die” [Gen 2:17, ESV]. They ate. The death they suffered that day wasn’t physical death – it was Read more
Throughout the New Testament, the idea of rebirth, or being born again is used to describe what happens when a person chooses to follow Jesus. Often, as believers, we skim over the idea as obvious or routine. When Jesus told Nicodemus (John 3) that he must be reborn, the concept made little sense to him. Read more
Adam and Eve exercised their human will in the Garden, eating the forbidden fruit and separating mankind from God. In another garden, Jesus was faced with a similar temptation; trust and obey the will of the father or chose to act on His own will. By submitting to God’s will, Jesus made it possible for Read more