Entries by Mauricio Rosa

Finally and Totally Justified

“Who shall bring any charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies”.     (Romans 8:33) Paul could have said here, “Who shall bring any charge against God’s elect?” and then answered, “No one! We are justified.” That’s true. But that is not what he said. His answer instead is, “God is the one who justifies.” […]

Our Servant, Jesus

 “The Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” (Mark 10:45) Not only was he the servant of his people while he lived on earth, but he will also be our servant when he comes again. “Truly, I say to you, he […]

Christ as Means and End

“I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.”  (Galatians 2:20) Why did God create the universe? And why […]

Come Oh Lord (Calm my Heart)

There are seasons when life feels too full and the busyness of it all takes a toll on our soul. Peace and quiet elude us and the joy of serving threatens to fade away. We blow up at little things, get annoyed with others and find ourselves overwhelmed and discouraged.  We know something is wrong […]

Five Purposes for Suffering

“ For those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.” (Romans 8:28) We seldom know the micro reasons for our sufferings, but the Bible does give us faith-sustaining macro reasons. It is good to have a way to remember some of these so that, […]