We have all been disappointed. Why should it be any different when it comes to believing the gospel? If we put our faith in Christ and begin to hope in him, aren’t we at risk of being let down? There are two realities of the gospel that assure us that we will not be disappointed […]
Because we have been justified by faith, and now stand at peace with God in his grace, we experience suffering in a new way. We are comforted by God’s purpose in suffering for our growth, his presence in suffering for our comfort, and his promise that suffering will give way to glory.
How do we describe the peace that comes from being justified by God? It is peace with God. This peace was secured for us by the death of Christ. We have access into a new status of favor with God because we have peace with him. This peace produces the hope of future glory with […]
We have already established that, like Abraham, we are put in right relationship with God by faith. Now we ask, faith in what? This passage shows us that faith is not a general sense of wellbeing. Faith is not an optimistic view of the future based on hope in the goodness of people. Faith, the […]
It may appear that Abraham is a mere example of someone who once trusted God and somehow illustrates how we are to trust God. But a closer look reveals that Abraham is more than an example. Through Abraham, God moves his plan of salvation toward Christ, reveals the gospel of justification by grace and faith, […]