In the Sermon on the Mount Jesus brings the badly misunderstood Law of Moses back to its pristine status of impossibly perfect. Under the Old Covenant, “righteousness credits” cannot be earned by simply DOING the law – He now adds that the HEART must be equally driven to obey, putting the proverbial nail in the coffin to righteousness by works. I am so thankful that at the Cross Jesus fulfilled the purpose for which the law was given, giving us the reward of righteousness by faith alone!
July 19, 2020 • Brandon Ball
September 13, 2020 • Brandon Ball
Believer, you are pleasing to God. Doubting this in any way can only be attributed to the tragic misrepresentation of the true Gospel. By placing your trust in Jesus to make you perfectly righteous and absolutely holy you have met God’s exacting requirements for perfection! Now you can finally cease from the vain pursuit of righteousness by the flesh, and instead enjoy the reward of righteousness by faith!
September 6, 2020 • Brandon Ball
When you are convinced that you abide in Christ forever, no fear can creep in and make you feel distant ever again. The Cross should be the ultimate assurance to the believer that nothing can ever undo what God has done in Christ, reconciling you to Himself!
A Graveside Wedding
August 30, 2020 • Brandon Ball
In Romans 7, Paul uses the Jewish marriage laws to explain a crucial point regarding salvation - You cannot be married to Moses and Jesus at the same time. The death of Christ represents your death from your first spouse (Moses), releasing you into a new covenant with your new spouse, Jesus!