Do you really love Jesus? How can we learn to love Him more richly, deeply, and fully? A striking question sparked an earnest quest for learning to love Jesus: "It is so much easier to follow... More > Christ when you really want to. So how do we learn to want to follow Christ and obey him?" Pastor and Author Brian V. Janssen explores how we can learn to love Jesus deeply: "We love because He first loved us." (1 John 4:19)< Less
What is Salvation?
The Apostle Peter declares that the outcome of our faith in Christ is “the salvation of your souls.” What really is the soul?
The soul is US! And Christ came to... More > save us, every part of who we are: mind, affection, and will. This is what Peter means in “the salvation of your souls.”
In God’s restoring work in Christ, his truth engages the mind, which enflames the affections, which empowers the will. Every part of our humanity is redeemed in Christ, in fact, only in Christ do we have any hope of becoming truly human after the pattern of the perfect Son of Man.
God employs a surprising strategy in our sanctification which is thoroughly spelled out in 1 Peter and the pages of this book. His secret weapons are submission and suffering, all in the compassionate and capable hands of our Savior. “For you were straying like sheep, but have now returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls.” (1 Peter 2:25)< Less