Tag Archives: Paul

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: 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 […]

The Paralytic at Bethesda

This week we step away from the parables and address one of the miracles performed by Jesus Christ in Jerusalem. As was common for the Messiah, He visited the sick and ministered to them. In John 5 is the record of a visit to the Pool of Bethesda. While it is unknown when this pool […]

The Seven Churches of Asia – Lesson 2

Lesson 2 – Ephesus Lesson 2 Handout Wednesday, May 3rd, we will cover the second lesson in this study on the letters to the Seven Churches of Asia.  The first church addressed by our Lord is to the church of Ephesus.  This once rich city was a center of commerce and Greek culture with a huge temple to the […]

The Essentials: Lesson 4 – Eternal Life

Eternal life is a complex subject in the Bible.  Intermixed with the works of God and men, the subject can be muddled for main disciples.  Lesson 4 in our study of The Essentials of Christianity takes us deep into this topic.  Click here to view this lesson on Eternal Life.