WWUTT: John 3:18, Whoever Does Not Believe is Condemned?

For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through Him. Whoever believes in Him is not condemned. But whoever does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God. (John 3:16-18) To condemn means to sentence as guilty, and that's not what Jesus came to do. He … [Read more...]

Jesus in HD 122: Piling On

[display_podcast] In this PODCAST, you are about to see a side of Jesus that you’ve likely never seen before. Your love for Jesus is about to grow exponentially. And rightly so. Let’s begin by reading Matthew 15:15-20 -15 Then Peter said to Jesus, “Explain to us the parable that says people aren’t defiled by what they eat.”16 “Don’t you understand yet?” Jesus asked. 17 “Anything you eat passes through the stomach and then goes into the sewer. 18 But the words you speak come from the he … [Read more...]

Confessions of a Closet Christian 29: Why Is It Hard to Call Sin What It Is?

[display_podcast]When I hear the word “sin”, I think of something dark and crusty, like liquid that dried and caked on a beating heart.If we believe that Jesus died for us, then our sins are washed from our hearts.  We’re clean.But still, we continue to sin.Those sins are forgiven, but we do still sin.Sometimes I think that I treat sin like an ostrich would.  I earnestly plant my head in the sand with the hopes that maybe – just maybe – if I don’t see it, it may not actually b … [Read more...]