Friendship With God

The concept of being "reconciled to God," as mentioned in the Bible, is truly remarkable. The Greek term used for it is "apokatallassō," derived from the verb "katallassō" which means to change from enmity to friendship and reconcile. This term is exclusively used in Paul's epistles, such as Ephesians 2:16 and Colossians 1:20, 21. The … Continue reading Friendship With God

Eating With Sinners

Now the tax collectors and sinners were all drawing near to hear him. And the Pharisees and the scribes grumbled, saying, “This man receives sinners and eats with them.” Luke 15:1-2 From the moment Adam & Eve sinned in the garden, men and women have been hiding from God. Then the amazing happens! Jesus comes … Continue reading Eating With Sinners

Live Like Christ

I was reading J. I. Packer’s devotional, Knowing God’s Purpose For Your Life, the other day and thought I’d share his thoughts on our call to live like Christ. "In Christ believers are involved in a process of character change. The Holy Spirit and Christ now indwell them to transform them into Christ’s likeness. Christ … Continue reading Live Like Christ