How do we balance justice and forgiveness? "Can we pray for justice, and yet love our enemy at the same time?" The answer is yes. But let's start with our own guilt. Christians know that if God dealt with us only according to justice, we would perish under his condemnation. We are guilty of treason against God in our sinful pride and rebellion. We deserve only judgment....
Author: John Piper
Scripture: Romans 4:5-5, Romans 3:25-26, Romans 5:10-10, Romans 12:14-20, Luke 23:34-34
The simple message of the cross is a stumbling block to nonbelievers. The formula for a divine transaction is found in Romans 4: faith plus nothing equals the righteousness of God. What God simplifies, man complicates.
Speaker: Roger Barrier
Scripture: Romans 4:9-25, John 3:14-16, Numbers 21:4-9
It’s often our times of greatest struggle that we can gain the most strength and increase our faith . Jacob renamed his son Benjamin. This compelling Bible story shows us that, though there are circumstances in our lives we didn't choose to go through, God has given us the rights to call any circumstance a blessing in His name. Preached at Elevation Church. Used by...
Speaker: Steven Furtick
Scripture: Genesis 35:16-21, Genesis 26:18-18, Romans 4:16-17, Luke 1:5-25