Salvation

Fokus på Jesus och evangelium / Focus on Jesus and the gospel

Followers

“As He walked by the Sea of Galilee, He saw Simon and Andrew, his brother, throwing a net into the sea, for they were fishermen. Jesus said to them, “Come, follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.” Immediately they left their nets and followed Him.” Mark 1:16-18 We humans, both have followers and follow others.  Some follow political role models, others follow role models in, for example, sports or music. .. Read More

I do not deserve it!!

 You may be walking around with the feeling that the bad things that are happening in your life you have deserved.  For your sins.  Because you’re a bad person.  You may have started a negative chat or gossip about a person and it had devastating consequences for that person and now you have a bad conscience and think that the pain you have in your body you deserve.  Or maybe you really did.. Read More

Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world

“The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, “Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world.” John 1:29 Behold, the Lamb of God.  How do you look at Jesus?  John the Baptist, Jesus’ cousin, told all who were there how he, John, viewed Jesus.  The Lamb of God, sent by God to the world, innocent and pure to take away all the sin of the.. Read More

Freedom!!!

“When Jesus had stood up and saw no one but the woman, He said to her, “Woman, where are your accusers? Did no one condemn you?” She said, “No one, Lord.” Jesus said to her, “Neither do I condemn you. Go and sin no more.”” John 8:10-11 Feelings of guilt, condemnation and a bad conscience can often, if the conscience is not resolved, lead people even deeper into darkness, anxiety and destructiveness.  The.. Read More

Is God angry?

“For it pleased the Father that in Him all fullness should dwell, and to reconcile all things to Himself by Him, having made peace through the blood of His cross, by Him, I say—whether they are things in earth, or things in heaven.” Col. 1:19-20 Many people have a wrong idea about God, unfortunately some believers also have it.  We need to understand that when Jesus died on the cross around two thousand.. Read More

Pointing people to Jesus

“The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, “Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world.”” John 1:29 Jesus is wonderful and He is our hero.  His love and power transform people’s lives daily.  With Jesus comes joy, peace and hope.  He walks through walls and into the deepest darkness and despair, to help when someone calls on Him.  With Jesus, there is always a.. Read More

Paul did not take this with sin lightly

“Why not rather say, “Let us do evil that good may come,” as we are slanderously accused and as some claim that we say?…” Rom. 3:8 The apostle Paul was falsely accused in his day and the same thing happens today.  Some people think that it sounds too easy and frivolous to have your sin forgiven by believing in Jesus.  They mean that it can not be as easy as just receiving grace.. Read More

Free but precious grace

“For you know that you were not redeemed from your vain way of life inherited from your fathers with perishable things, like silver or gold, but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot.” 1 Peter 1:18-19 That we humans can receive grace from God today is a wonderful message.  Grace is free and can not be earned.  Grace can only be received and when you.. Read More

Fake preachings

False, distorted and fake news and information, cause many to reject the truth when it is presented.  Or at least the truth is being questioned and it is causing unnecessary problems and unnecessary suffering.  From the very beginning, false sermons about God have been presented and preached.  The first thing the serpent did was go against what God had said.  Fake is presented either as a mixture of truth and falsehood, preferably as.. Read More

Conviction of sin

“that is, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not counting their sins against them, and has entrusted to us the message of reconciliation.” 2 Cor. 5:19  Gospel means happy, good news.  Through Jesus’ death and resurrection, there is now a solution from God to the problem of sin.  From God’s side, this with guilt and punishment because of our sin has already been completed, through Jesus’ death for us.. Read More

Salvation

*For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and loses his own soul? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?” Matt. 16:26 The most important thing that exists, priority number one, is to know God.  Unfortunately, many are deceived and attracted by the glamor of this world, so they have completely different priorities.  Cool car, biggest house, latest stuff, more in the bank account.. Read More

Believe in God’s word, not theories

“Sanctify them by Your truth. Your word is truth.” John 17:17  There are plenty of different theories.  The theory of evolution and lots of different conspiracy theories are circulating.  Some theories are considered to be true, even though they are just theories that have not been confirmed to be true.  Theories come and go and those who not only take part in them but also believe in them, risk being thrown here and.. Read More

Heaven and hell

“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life.” John 3:16 The verse above is one of the most famous verses from the Bible.  It talks about God’s love, Jesus, faith, hell and heaven.  God wants fellowship and a relationship with every human being.  That is why He created man.  This is the meaning of life, to.. Read More

Is your soul insured?

“For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and loses his own soul? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?” Matt. 16:26 There is a wide range of different types of insurance.  They can cover us and our property.  Most people have signed different types of insurance to feel a little safer.  The insurance is there to help if something happens and you put.. Read More

The gospel disturbs the self-righteous

“He said to him, ‘Your brother has come, and your father has killed the fattened calf, because he has received him safe and sound.’ He was angry and would not go in. Therefore his father came out and entreated him.” Luke 15:27-28 When a person turns to God, there will be joy in heaven.  There will also be joy here on earth, both for the one who is saved and among other believers. .. Read More

Jesus is stronger than the law

“For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God did by sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and concerning sin, He condemned sin in the flesh, in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.” Rom. 8:3-4  The law of God, in the Old Testament,.. Read More

Fell as dead

“When I saw Him, I fell at His feet as though I were dead. Then He laid His right hand on me, saying to me, “Do not be afraid. I am the First and the Last. I am He who lives, though I was dead. Look! I am alive forevermore. Amen. And I have the keys of Hades and of Death.” Rev. 1:17-18 God is accommodating and good.  When John fell as dead,.. Read More

Sharp two-edged sword

“… and out of His mouth went a sharp two-edged sword…” Rev. 1:16  Jesus is not a talker or a philosopher.  When Jesus walked the earth and people heard His teaching, they were astonished, for He spoke with authority.  Jesus Himself believed what He said. “For the word of God is alive, and active, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, of joints and marrow,.. Read More

Eyes like a flame of fire

“…His eyes were like a flame of fire.” Rev. 1:14  Fire can be both attractive and frightening.  Fire can heat a frozen person and allow the baker to bake bread, but fire can also destroy and ruin.  Jesus’ eyes are like a flame of fire.  His eyes are burning with love for people.  Jesus’ eyes are not tired, dejected, or confused. “For the eyes of the Lord move about on all the earth.. Read More

Appearance like the sun

“The hair on His head was white like wool, as white as snow… His appearance was like the sun shining brightly.” Rev. 1:14, 16  Jesus is pure, there is not the slightest bit of darkness or impurity in Him.  Saul, who later became Paul, met Jesus.  Saul was driven by religious hatred and darkness and after his encounter with Jesus he could not see, “Since I was blinded by the glory of that.. Read More