Salvation

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

Are you saved?

“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 In the perspective of eternity, the most important question for every human being is – Are you saved?  In the perspective of eternity, earthly life is like a moment.  During our time on earth, we make many decisions that affect our daily lives, but the most.. Read More

Afterward he repented

“What do you think? A man had two sons. He came to the first and said, ‘Son, go work today in my vineyard.’ “He answered, ‘I will not,’ but afterward he repented and went.” Matt. 21:28-29  I guess everyone has been there, that you sometimes change and regret your previous attitude.  That you regret your previously established path can be due to several different things.  In the context above, it was one son.. Read More

Jesus liberates and gives ability

“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 Dead religion and the devil give a bad conscience and thrive on giving a bad conscience.  They gain power over people that way.  Satan means “adversary,.. Read More

Paths and destination

“He restores my soul; He leads me in paths of righteousness for His name’s sake.” Ps. 23:3 The well-known Psalm 23 from the Bible, talks about how the LORD is involved and helps His people.  Being a Christian is about walking and having fellowship, with God.  In a life as a follower of Jesus, blessings and miracles follow.  God has promised to never abandon His children, He cares.  But walking on the right.. Read More

Contempt or gratitude for God’s goodness?

“Do you despise the riches of His goodness, tolerance, and patience, not knowing that the goodness of God leads you to repentance? But because of your hardness and impenitent heart, you are storing up treasures of wrath against yourself on the day of wrath when the righteous judgment of God will be revealed,” Rom. 2:4-5  God is good, God is love, God is holy and God is righteous.  Man’s primary purpose is to.. Read More

Information war

“But evil men and seducers will grow worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived.” 2 Tim. 3:13 In the world today, just as before, all sorts of false information is circulating.  It concerns personal interests, politics, business, relationships and so on.  Of course, it causes a lot of confusion and suffering.  People deceiving and are themselves being deceived, and the negative consequences of this vary in extent. “Now the serpent was more subtle.. Read More

Jesus – the only way to God

“Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.”” John 14:6 Jesus, who is the truth, said Himself that He is the only way to God.  It has bothered and still bothers many people, that Jesus is the only way to God.  We obviously have a free will and do not have to follow Jesus.  But that means rejecting what.. Read More

Jesus is the Son of God

“When Jesus came into the region of Caesarea Philippi, He asked His disciples, “Who do men say that I, the Son of Man, am?” They said, “Some say that You are John the Baptist, others say Elijah, and others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.” He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” Simon Peter replied, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” Jesus answered him,.. Read More

Only Jesus saves

“He (Jesus) is ‘the stone you builders rejected, which has become the cornerstone.’ There is no salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.” Acts 4:11-12 Only through Jesus Christ, the Son of God, can man be reconciled to God.  We need a savior.  We cannot reach God in ourselves.  It is our sins that separate us from God.  It.. Read More

Closed

“Do you despise the riches of His goodness, tolerance, and patience, not knowing that the goodness of God leads you to repentance? But because of your hardness and impenitent heart, you are storing up treasures of wrath against yourself on the day of wrath when the righteous judgment of God will be revealed,” Rom. 2:4-5 The message that Jesus has made everything clear to us humans through His death and resurrection is good.. Read More

Living with the shame?

“For the Scripture says, “Whoever believes in Him (Jesus) will not be ashamed.”” Rom. 10:11 Sometimes people say that if someone has done something stupid, that person may live with the shame.  To sin, to do stupid things and to ruin for other people is serious.  That is absolutely nothing to take lightly.  The world is full of people who have both been hurt and those who have hurt others.  Sin destroys relationships.. Read More

Scapegoats

“and one goat as a sin offering, to make an atonement for you.” Num. 28:22 In society today, there is quite often talk of scapegoats.  It means people who have done wrong and deserve to be accused and perhaps even judged.  Ever since the beginning when man fell into sin, it has been like in our nature to blame others.  Somehow it is always easier to see the faults of others than their.. Read More

The destructive power of guilt

“All of us like sheep have gone astray; each of us has turned to his own way, but the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all.” Isaiah 53:6 Man’s guilt before God is on the spiritual level.  Therefore, we can not resolve our guilt before God with human methods.  Guilt is the fruit of sin, and all men have sinned (Rom. 3:23).  Guilt is a destructive force that pulls us.. Read More

Believe in Jesus

 Everyone believes in something, even those who say they are atheists.  One can believe in science, oneself, a certain lifestyle, a particular diet.  If you have a real faith and do not just say it, it shows in your life what you believe in.  It can be a special style of dress, socializing with like-minded people, practicing a sport or exercising a lot.  How do you believe in something then?  By hearing what.. Read More

Liberating revelation

“Brothers, my heart’s desire and prayer to God for Israel is that they may be saved. For I testify about them that they have a zeal for God, but not according to knowledge. For, being ignorant of God’s righteousness and seeking to establish their own righteousness, they did not submit to the righteousness of God. Christ is the end of the law unto righteousness for every one who believes.” Rom. 10 :1-4 Man.. Read More

Dr. Phil, Moses and Jesus

“To them God would make known what is the glorious riches of this mystery among the nations. It is Christ in you, the hope of glory,” Col. 1:27 Giving people advice and guidance like Dr. Phil and many others do is good.  It can really help people when they look at problems and challenges from a different point of view.  But no matter how good the advice is, they are limited.  The councils.. Read More

Stumbling stone

“What shall we say then? The Gentiles, who did not pursue righteousness, have attained righteousness, even the righteousness which is by faith, but Israel, pursuing the law of righteousness, did not attain the law of righteousness. Why not? Because they did not seek it by faith, but by the works of the law. For they stumbled over the stumbling stone. As it is written: “Look! I lay in Zion a stumbling stone and.. Read More

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