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An Attractive Lie

Behold Your God, May 13, 2016
An Attractive Lie

God is more concerned about who we are than what we do. We can try to do right things and yet still not be right. As Isaiah 64:6 describes it, anything good that we try to do in our own power looks like a dirty, filthy rag to God.

In Ecclesiastes 7:15-18 Solomon says that he’s seen two odd things in his life. The first thing is an outwardly righteous person who dies early, perhaps because of all the effort spent doing right. The second odd thing is a wicked person who, despite being wicked, lives a long time. Solomon warns against both extremes. Wickedness leads to spiritual destruction, and righteous acts can be a waste of your time and your life. No matter which route you choose, you’ll perish without God.

Tags: gospel, grace, christian growth

When "Super Saints" Distort the Gospel

Positive Action, March 9, 2015
When "Super Saints" Distort the Gospel

The following is adapted from The Life We Now Live, a 15-lesson study on grace in Galatians, written by CJ Harris and available now on our website.

Tags: gospel, galatians, grace, cj harris, unity

The Resurrection of Christ Transforms Lives Part 1

Jason Ehmann, April 17, 2014
The Resurrection of Christ Transforms Lives Part 1

My brother and I owned a dilapidated 1983 Toyota truck in high school. Despite the scratched paint and many repair issues, its worst fault was the trouble it took to get started. The faulty connection between the cable and battery post forced us into the habit of “bump starting” the truck—parking on a descent and using momentum to start the engine. All that trouble was the result of a simple problem—a disconnection from the power source.

Tags: Jason Ehmann, Easter, gospel, homeschool