I was raised in a church going home, but did not understand the need for Christ until just before college. At that time I was then discipled and began to learn about God's grace. The Optimism Out of Control book is the result of my wrestling match with God's unmerited favor. I pray God's richest blessing to you!
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Discipled by the Grace of Jesus Christ : Christian Teaching by Jef...

By: by Jeff Martin

The Bible verses I was taught at church and the testimony of my parents and others introduced me to Jesus. Several times during my youth I prayed to be saved from hell, but remained unsure if I was truly saved. Later as I prepared to enter college I concluded that my sin during high school surely would result in my damnation. I lost all hope before remembering the good news that Christ died for sinners. Happily I planned to start a new relationship with Christ based ...

This Christian teaching is validated by my confession that Christ's death applied to us while we were still his enemies, and thus I have become his friend. "For if, while we were enemies, we were reconciled to God through the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we will be saved by his life," (Romans 5:10, WEB). No permission is needed to reprint this content for free distribution. Scripture quotes are primarily from the copyright free World English Bible at h...

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Optimism Out of Control : A Clarification of the Gospel

By: by Jeff Martin

Years ago I shared a thought with a friend, an incredibly awesome thought. He responded by saying that perhaps my optimism had just gotten out of control. The phrase was so peculiar that it has stuck with me all these years. I am thankful for my friend's comment, which he has likely long forgotten. It served the good purpose of encouraging my deeper reflection. Also, the phrase has since developed a life of its own as the title of several articles in my

Romans 11:32 answers the three biggest questions that mankind has ever had or will ever have for God our creator. How did sin enter the world? What is God's purpose in sin and salvation? Who is ultimately saved from God's wrath against sin? One warning before we continue. These questions are answered clearly and simply, but most people refuse to accept the answers.

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