Don’t blame me! It’s not my fault! … – Christian Article

Don’t blame me! It’s not my fault!  These words take us back a long way – back to the Garden of Eden, back to the beginning of sin (Genesis 3). It’s not just a story from a long, long time ago. It’s our story. It’s the story of every one of us. We don’t confess our sin. We make excuses for ourselves. What does God say about this? He says, ‘Really? – Do you really think it’s not your fault?…

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It is no secret what God can do … – Christian Article

In the Old Testament, we read of Israel being brought close to the Lord – “… Israel, the people close to his heart” (Psalm 148:14). In the New Testament, we read of both Jews and Gentiles being brought close to the Lord – “He came and preached peace to you who were far away and peace to those who were near. 18 For through him we both have access to the Father by one Spirit” (Ephesians 2:17-18).  We give thanks to God for what he has done…

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Revealing the Mystery of the Gospel – What I Noticed When I Read Ephesians – Christian Article

In the book of Ephesians, Paul emphasized (as he always seemed to do) that the Gospel of Jesus Christ was not a new idea. Everything Jesus accomplished was part of God’s plan since “before the foundation of the world.” But there was one thing that was surprising about the Gospel, one thing that had been a secret or a “mystery” before, but now was revealed by the Gospel. What was that “mystery”? What had God’s people not expected the Messiah…

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