the grace of God has appeared

Titus 2:11 “For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people,” Tít 2:11 Vả, ân điển Đức Chúa Trời hay cứu mọi người, đã được bày tỏ ra rồi. Xem chi tiết: “Đức Chúa Trời… Read More

Success, Failure, and Grace—Part 4

“Ministry itself can create a mask of performance, the projection of success. Everyone wants to be a winner. In contrast, Jesus never used his power to show off. He used his power for love. So he wasn’t immediately… Read More

Success, Failure, and Grace—Part 3

“So when the business folds, the relationship falls apart, or your parenting blueprints don’t work, you can grieve the failure but not be undone by it. Loss is painful, but the things we lose are not our ultimate… Read More

Success, Failure, and Grace—Part 2

“How we define failure, and the failures we most fear, reveal what we are building our identity on. They show that we are looking to something other than God’s love and acceptance in Christ to give legitimacy and… Read More

Success, Failure, and Grace—Part 1

“So when we fail, we need not be shaken at the core. The gospel says more about us than our failures do. The verdict God speaks over us trumps every other verdict spoken over us by our voices… Read More

Grace and the Asian Mind

Is grace extra hard to grasp for the Asian mind? Here’s one Asian American’s view:   ‘A gift given means a gift must be repaid.… ‘Principle of Reciprocity ‘My family’s social dynamics, both American and Chinese, generally reflected… Read More

Regeneration, God’s Grace, New Birth–Part 5

Sự Tái Sinh Bằng Quyết Định Là Gì? What is “decisional regeneration”? English Written: GSiV “Regeneration, God’s Grace, New Birth” (Parts 1, 2, 3, 4) Audio: Timothy Juhnke “Decisional Regeneration”   English and Vietnamese Written/Viết: GSiV “Discerning what… Read More

Regeneration, God’s Grace, New Birth–Part 4

“We’ve been telling people the lie…that if you do this [pray a prayer], then God will make you born again. You see the only difference between baptismal regeneration and decisional regeneration is the new birth is just attached… Read More

Regeneration, God’s Grace, New Birth–Part 3

A popular statement of faith equates regeneration with conversion, which could be intentional or accidental:   ‘“The Gospel is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes” and those who receive Jesus Christ by faith are… Read More

Regeneration, God’s Grace, New Birth–Part 2

Charles Spurgeon says, “If any man is saved, it is not because he willed to be saved. If any man be brought to Christ, it is not of any effort of his, but the root, the cause, the… Read More