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

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

God is extremely generous

“Peter answered Him and said, “Lord, if it is You, bid me come to You on the water.” He said, “Come.” Matt. 14:28-29  Not just on one occasion, but on two occasions, Jesus fed several thousand people with just a few loaves and fishes.  Naturally, better planning could have been claimed, so that there would be no need for miracles.  On another occasion, Jesus told one of His disciples to get money out.. Read More

Draw more

“Therefore with joy you shall draw water out of the wells of salvation.” Isaiah 12:3  There are wells, the wells of salvation, to draw from.  There is not just one well and not just one scoop to get.  Through Jesus’ death and resurrection, the wells are available to all believers.  There is life-giving water to be had for every area of ​​your life.  Jesus is the Savior and He wants us to draw.. Read More

The days are evil but God is good

“making the most of the time because the days are evil.” Eph. 5:16  No special revelation is needed to understand that the world is dark and evil.  Just watch the news and anyone will see it.  Lots of different types of problems and evil.  The Bible verse above, was written about two thousand years ago.  The days have been and are evil.  Anyone who puts their hope and expectation into what the world.. Read More

What is the gospel?

 The gospel is by far, the best message and power available.  When we understand and experience the power of the gospel, it is very difficult to keep quiet.  “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ. For it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.” Rom. 1:16  The gospel has power to transform  Through the gospel we can.. Read More

Grace that activates

“But by the grace of God I am what I am. And His grace toward me was not in vain. I labored more abundantly than all of them, yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me. 1 Cor. 15:10 If you read the foremost revival history after Jesus’ ascension, the Acts of the Apostles, you see that the common theme was the preaching of the gospel.  Paul was one.. Read More

The best message in the world

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ. For it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.” Rom. 1:16  The gospel is the best message in the world.  Not everyone agrees, some say it is excessive to say so and some say it is fiction.  But those who believe receive the power of God.  The gospel is about.. Read More

The truth

“We did not yield to subjection to them, not for an hour, that the truth of the gospel might continue with you.” Gal. 2:5  Many times well-meaning people can say that we must really preach the truth.  By that, they mean slightly different things depending on what they themselves put into the word truth.  In the Galatians, Paul speaks about the truth several times.  The truth of the gospel and the truth of.. Read More

What shall we do?

“Do not work for the food which perishes, but for that food which endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you. For God the Father has set His seal on Him.” Then they asked Him, “What shall we do that we may work the works of God?” Jesus answered them, “This is the work of God, that you believe in Him whom He has sent.” John 6:27-29  There is.. Read More

Continue in the faith

“And you, who were formerly alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now He has reconciled in the body of His flesh through death, to present you holy and blameless and above reproach in His sight, if you continue in the faith, grounded and settled, and are not removed from the hope of the gospel, which you have heard, and which was preached to every creature which is under heaven,.. Read More

The power of grace

(För svenska se – “Nådens kraft”, som publicerats tidigare på bloggen).  The absence of power in the law  God’s law in the Old Testament reveals God’s standard. “for through the law comes the knowledge of sin.” Rom. 3:20  The law shows God’s standard, but it can never give us the power to fulfill it.  Focusing on the law leads to dejection, or pride (when you think you have managed to keep it pretty.. Read More