A Clay Jar

Encouraging, comforting, and urging you to live lives worthy of God, who calls you into his kingdom and glory. (1 Thess. 2:12 NIV)

Salvation

The winepress of God's wrath

The Winepress of God’s Wrath – Revelation 14:19-20

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Don't rejoice in the fate that awaits those who cause us grief in this life. Pity them instead and seek their salvation.

Unless the Father Draws Them

Unless the Father Draws Them – John 6:44

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The Father enables belief on our part but does not require it. But all who respond in faith to the Father’s drawing have eternal life.

When Does the Kingdom of God Come?

When Does the Kingdom of God Come? – Luke 17:20-21

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Are you a citizen of the Kingdom of God? If not, I encourage you to trust in the Lord Jesus before it’s too late and experience his salvation.

Lose your life to save it

Lose Your Life to Save It – Luke 9:24-25

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Losing your life now will deprive you of much this world might offer. But the reward is much greater than anything we might lose now.

A Complete Transformation

A Complete Transformation – Mark 5:15

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Jesus is satisfied with nothing less than a complete transformation of our lives. Are we willing to turn them over to him?

The valley of dry bones

The Valley of Dry Bones – Ezekiel 37:12-14

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Ezekiel's vision of the valley of dry bones illustrates what God does in the life of those who trust him. He makes us alive in Christ.

Appearances can be deceiving

Appearances Can Be Deceiving – Proverbs 16:25

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Following Jesus can be hard, and it might seem better to go a different way. But that seemingly better way will result in eternal death.

Passing on our faith to the next generation

Passing on Our Faith to the Next Generation – Judges 2:10

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Make every effort to ensure that the next generation has more than just stories. That they develop a personal experience with the Lord.

Where heaven and earth meet

Where Heaven and Earth Meet – John 1:51

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Jacob's dream of a stairway to heaven looked forward to Jesus, the one in whom heaven and earth come together. He is the way to God.

To believe and profess Jesus is Lord

To Believe and to Profess – Romans 10:9-10

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What must I do to be saved? I need to publicly confess Jesus as Lord. And I need to surrender my life to the one God raised from the dead.

When an advantage is not an advantage

When an Advantage Is Not an Advantage – Romans 3:1–23

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Is there an advantage growing up in a Christian home? Yes and no. It provides a good start. But you are still a sinner in need of salvation.

Filled with a glorious and inexpressible joy

Filled with an Inexpressible and Glorious Joy – 1 Peter 1:8-9

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When we come into relationship with the Lord Jesus, we should be filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy as we await our salvation.

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