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5 Reasons Jesus Shed His Blood for Us

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Jesus Shed His Blood to Grant us Admission into Paradise (again).
And Jesus said unto him, "Verily I say unto thee, today shalt thou be with me in paradise (Luke 23:43)."
"He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God" (Revelation 2:7). 

Jesus Shed His Blood So We May Gain Immortality.

Because Christ shed His blood for us we are delivered from death (mortality) and have received eternal life (immortality)! "For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality" (1 Corinthians 15:53).

Jesus Shed His Blood So We Could Be Reconciled to God.

"For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life" (Romans 5:10). 
"And you, that were sometime alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet…

Can You Have Jesus as Your Savior But Not Your Lord (Understanding No-Lordship Salvation)

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The other day I heard someone quoting John 13:34, then he said, "Grace trumps obedience." He said "Grace trumps obedience, because Jesus gave us a new commandment and that commandment is to love one another." He said "the only thing Jesus told us to do is love one another and not that other stuff" (obedience). The text he referred to says, "A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another."
He's not the only person who believes we are only required to love others. I've heard others say, "Paul gave us a new revelation on law and grace, we are not under law but under grace and if anyone preaches against sin they are in error."
I didn't know where this line of teaching came from until I read John MacArthur's book "Faith Works the Gospel According to the Apostles"…you should pick up a copy for yourself.In the book John points out something called &quo…

Remaining Positive in a Negative World

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Remaining positive in today's world seems difficult at times but there are things we can do to keep our spirits/attitudes on a positive note.
Don't Live In Fear
Although there is trouble on earth, God will anoint you with the oil of joy and fill you with His peace if you ask and if you make an effort to guard your heart and mind from seeing things as the world sees them.
He said, “don't fear what they fear. Don’t call a conspiracy what they call a conspiracy (Isaiah 8:12). Meaning as you look around and see what's going on in the world don't become afraid like the rest of the world. Because fear produces fretting and fretting will cause you to react to circumstances with negative energy and anger. Scripture says, human anger doesn't produce the righteousness that God desires (James 1:20).
Monitor What You See
In our age and culture, we need to monitor how we feel after watching certain television shows. Do we feel positive and uplifted or do we feel, sad, angry or i…

Seven Kinds of People That Tick God Off

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There are seven kinds of people or behaviors that tick God off.  We may be guilty of them as well. 
We notice the first is pride, scripture says God resists the proud, that is, He will fight against them and bring them down in his own time. All we have to do is watch as they begin to fall around us. Let's take a look at the seven behaviors that will summon God's righteous indignation. 
The first three are people who are proud, people who are liars and  murders (Proverbs 6:17).
 A proud look: "Eyes that are scornful and look down upon others; or looking upon them with disdain; or reckoning them as unworthy to be looked upon, having an high opinion of their own worth and merit."
A lying tongue: "A tongue speaking falsehood, knowingly and willingly, with an intention to deceive others; to hurt the character of a neighbor, or to flatter a friend. Is there anything in which a man more resembles the devil, who is the father of lies?"
Hands that shed innocent bloo…