• Genuine Conversion Devotional

    2 Corinthians 5:17

    The way to life is the way of death—death to sin and self. Only if we first die to sin can we be raised to new life and become new creatures in Christ. This happens decisively at conversion, but the Christian life is the process of dying every day to sin and seeking the life that is ours in Christ Jesus by the power of the Holy Spirit. If we have truly died to sin once in our conversion, we will seek daily to die to the sin that still remains in our lives. View Resource

  • Christ Alone Devotional

    2 Corinthians 5:21

    Mankind’s failure to meet the Lord’s standard of perfection is an essential part of the gospel message, and the covenant of works informs us of His standard. Jesus did not come to give us our best life now or to bring us wealth and health today. He came to earn a righteousness for us that would overcome death and make us worthy of the new heavens and earth. Make sure God’s unattainable standards and the answer of His grace are part of your gospel presentation. View Resource

  • The Righteousness of God Devotional

    2 Corinthians 5:21

    Even many professing Christians believe that they become citizens of heaven because they have lived a “good life.” The gospel tells us that no one but Christ has lived a life that is truly good. He alone deserves the kingdom of God, but our Father graciously allows us to share in Christ’s citizenship if we come to Him only through Christ, which means not by other teachers or even by our good works. If we trust in anything in addition to Jesus, we cannot be citizens of His kingdom. View Resource

  • The Severe Judgment of God Devotional

    2 Corinthians 5:21

    Ancient Jews who knew their Scriptures understood that Jesus’ crucifixion under the Romans meant that God was subjecting Him to the worst curse imaginable. But He was subjected to this curse because He bore the sin of those who trust in Him. If we trust in Jesus Christ, our sin has been paid for, and we need not fear the ultimate exile of hell. But those who never trust in Jesus will be exiled into hell and the eternal, just wrath of God. View Resource