Tag Archives: Corinthians

Going Deeper: And There Was War Again – 1 Samuel 19:8-17

The conflict between Saul and David is tragic, and yet a clear example of how most of our problems are preventable. Sins and foolishness are often to blame for the pain and suffering in the world. Saul’s unrestrained envy and fear destroy him and his family, while David’s faithfulness in spite of repeated betrayal is […]

Going Deeper: Cast Me Not Away – Psalm 51:11

The Bible tells us, “It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God” (Hebrews 10:31). Certainly, an honest reading of the Scriptures presents the fact that God hates sin. He may be graceful and merciful, but still He hates sin as an act of rebellion and worse as destructive behavior […]

Going Deeper: I Am With You – 1 Samuel 14:1-16

One of the greatest blessings in the Christian life is the sense of belonging. We belong to God, and He has given us His Son and His Spirit to demonstrate how completely committed He is to our relationship. He is faithful and true even when we are not. He never moves. Therefore, except in times […]

Articles of Faith: Glorification

Glory below as glory above. This should be the aim of the Christian. While divine perfection may be beyond our reach, all are blessed when we strive together towards the high mark of the high calling of God. This is glory. Like many other biblical ideas with earthly counterparts, godly glory is characterized not by […]

Articles of Faith: Predestination

Do Christians believe in destiny?  Do they believe in chance?  I guess it depends on what you mean by these terms.  If destiny when what is destined?  If chance, then what is left to chance?  Thankfully the Bible tells us clear answers to these questions if we but search them out.   We will explores this […]

Articles of Faith: Foreknowledge

What does God know?  A better question might be, what doesn’t God know?  Regardless, the answer both questions comes to the same conclusion.  God knows all things.  In fact, God knows all things so thoroughly that there is nothing left to probability for the divine mind.  However, does this absolute knowledge mean determinism or is […]

Articles of Faith: The Word of God, Pt 1

God’s disciples are commanded to study and meditate upon God’s Word.  Furthermore, we are told to share this Word with others, our families, friends, even strangers.  So how do we know who to speak with?  Is it everyone?  Anyone?  As with all things pertaining to faith and practice, the Bible tells. While the Gospel is […]

Holiness, Part I: Holy, Holy, Holy

What does it mean to be holy? How can you and I be holy? These are honest questions many Christians face. As long as we live in this world, we struggle with sin. Holiness is a goal that we seek. Like righteousness or goodness, in the world we will never reach the absolute holiness of […]

Do you love me more…?

This week we resume Bible Study exploring a final question from Jesus. In John 21, Jesus confronts the apostles in Galilee. How, when or even why these men were found fishing following the Resurrection we can only speculate. However, what’s clear in this passage is that Jesus is not done with them. The Lord confronts […]

The Vineyard and the Husbandmen

It is amazing how many times Jesus Christ demonstrated divine foreknowledge of the Passion. Yet, no one else seemed to see it until afterward. This week’s lesson focuses on one parable that shows just how much Christ understood. Join us as we explore the Parable of the Vineyard and the Husbandmen.