Salvation

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

Boldness

“When they saw the boldness of Peter and John and perceived that they were illiterate and uneducated men, they marveled. And they recognized that they had been with Jesus.” Acts 4:13 Peter and John were fishermen by profession and had been hand-picked by Jesus to follow Him.  They had been with Jesus for three years and now Jesus had ascended to heaven.  The Holy Spirit had come upon the disciples on the day.. Read More

Privilege

“He went up into the mountain and called to Him those whom He desired, and they came to Him. He ordained twelve to be with Him, and to be sent out to preach, and to have authority to heal sicknesses and to cast out demons:” Mark 3:13-15 Jesus’ disciples had responded to the call to come to Jesus.  Every human being is called to come to Jesus.  In the encounter with Jesus, something.. Read More

Receive

“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom is no change or shadow of turning.” James 1:17 The Bible speaks of rivers of living water, the wind blowing, the branches in the vine and the sun of righteousness with healing in its wings.  Jesus is the Savior, God is the Father and the Holy Spirit is the Counselor.  That we can.. Read More

The wind blows

“The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear its sound, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit.” John 3:8 Today Jesus wants you to come into rest.  Maybe you are trying to maintain your Christian life and ministry by struggling in your own strength.  Today Jesus says to you: “The wind blows”.  If you believe.. Read More

Revelation and party

“He said to him, ‘Son, you are always with me, and all that I have is yours.” Luke 15:31 In Luke 15, Jesus talks about the father and the two sons.  They each received their share of the father’s fortune.  The younger son left his father’s house and wasted everything he had received, on pleasures.  He became broke and a famine came over the foreign land he was in. He returned home again,.. Read More

I believe, help my unbelief

“Jesus said, “If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes.” Immediately the father of the child cried out with tears, “Lord, I believe. Help my unbelief!”” Mark 9:23-24 The whole Christian life is about that everything is by grace, from beginning to end, and that grace is received by faith.  That is how you were saved, by putting your faith in Jesus as your Savior.  In that very moment,.. 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

Jesus is not a Moses 2.0

“So, my brothers, you also have died to the law through the body of Christ, so that you may be married to another, to Him who has been raised from the dead, so that we may bear fruit for God.” Rom. 7:4 It is extremely important to understand the difference between the Old and New Testament.  Through Moses, the covenant was established based on the law.  But through Jesus, the new covenant has.. 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

Rooted

“Those on the rock are the ones who, when they hear the word, receive it with joy. But these have no root, for they believe for a while, then in the time of temptation fall away.” Luke 8:13 The gospel and the message of God’s grace and love bring joy.  The gospel is the gospel of grace, it is happy and good news.  Jesus has won victory for us humans and we can.. Read More

Conviction of righteousness

“When He (the Holy Spirit) comes, He will convict the world of sin and of righteousness and of judgment: … of righteousness, because I am going to My Father, and you will see Me no more;” Joh. 16:8, 10 The Holy Spirit convinces those who do not believe, about sin, and the sin is precisely, that they do not believe in Jesus: “of sin, because they do not believe in Me;” John 16:9 .. Read More

Checklist

*Let brotherly love continue…But do not forget to do good and to share. For with such sacrifices God is well pleased.” Hebr. 13:1, 16 One becomes and remains saved by grace, by believing in Jesus.  When Jesus lives in your heart through the Holy Spirit, He wants to live His life through you, in cooperation with you.  It works only by grace and by trusting that Jesus lives His life through you.  But,.. Read More

From thought to prayer

“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything, by prayer and supplication with gratitude, make your requests known to God.” Philip. 4:6 In all relationships, communication is fundamental.  It is the same between God and His children.  God speaks to us through the Bible, it reveals God and His will to us.  When we talk to God, it is called prayer.  In the verse above it says that we should make our requests be.. Read More

Eyes that see you

“Then she called the name of the Lord that spoke to her, “You are the God who sees,”…” Gen. 16:13 In society, GPS is used for location and navigation a lot today.  It creates more control and a certain sense of security.  Surveillance cameras are also widely used to monitor and create some security.  As believers, we can know that there are eyes, several eyes, that constantly see us.  Our heavenly Father constantly.. Read More

Christian leadership

“Moses and Aaron gathered the assembly before the rock, and he said to them, “Hear now, you rebels. Will we bring out water from this rock for you?” And Moses lifted up his hand, and he struck the rock twice with his rod, and plenty of water came out, and the assembly drank, and their livestock. The Lord spoke to Moses and Aaron, “Because you did not believe in Me, to sanctify Me.. Read More

Are you resting today?

“For we who have believed have entered this rest,…” Hebr. 4:3 The Epistle to the Hebrews speaks of a rest, a rest for God’s people.  Two things stand out and are emphasized in the Epistle to the Hebrews and that is Jesus and faith.  Jesus is our High Priest and has made everything clear to all at all times and this becomes a reality in one’s life, by believing.  The good news is.. Read More

Great faith

“There, a woman of Canaan came out of the same regions and cried out to Him, saying, “Have mercy on me, O Lord, Son of David. My daughter is severely possessed by a demon.” But He did not answer her a word. And His disciples came and begged Him, saying, “Send her away, for she cries out after us.” But He answered, “I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house.. Read More

Cast all your care

“Cast all your care upon Him, because He cares for you.” 1 Peter 5:7 If you are a parent, you are happy to see your children happy.  Of course, there are things that children need to learn, such as keeping their room tidy.  As a parent, you also have a lot of responsibilities yourself.  But if you see one of your children worrying about something, it will grieve you. It is the same.. Read More

But if anyone does sin

“My little children, I am writing these things to you, so that you do not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the Righteous One. He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.” 1 John 2:1-2 When you are saved and follow Jesus, you do not want to sin.  The love.. Read More