Let There Be Light: The Day Darkness Lost the War | alyssajhoward.com

Let There Be Light: The Day Darkness Lost the War

Let there be light… When creating the world, God spoke light into this world. But in one moment, everything changed. Man ate from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, and as a result, death and darkness would reign. But God had a plan… one that He put into motion in the Garden of Eden. He would restore the light through His promised Messiah. And everything that happened as result of sin, would be overturned. Continue Reading

No Longer Slaves: How Jesus Set Us Free from Our Struggle with Sin | alyssajhoward.com

No Longer Slaves: How Jesus Set Us Free from Our Struggle with Sin

We hear a lot about the “power of sin.”  Sin has the power to enslave us and to ruin our lives. It is self-gratifying, self-exalting, and can often carry devastating consequences to those around us. For most of my life, I viewed sin as something to run from; but I also viewed it as something I would always struggle with. I believed with all my heart that I was saved, but I embraced my struggle with sin as something I would live with until the day I went home to be with Jesus.

But one day I was reading God’s Word and it hit me… Jesus set me free from the power of sin. And if I’m really set free, why am I still struggling with it? Continue Reading

The Atonement: How Jesus Made a Way to Save the World

The entire foundation of Christianity is Jesus’ death and resurrection. Jesus atoned for man’s sin on the cross making it possible for us to be made righteous and inherit eternal life. In all honesty, atonement is simply a fancy word for reconciliation between two parties. To atone for one’s mistakes means that we make things right again. All is well, and we are united once again. And this is exactly what Jesus did for us on the cross. Continue Reading