Tag Archives: Peter

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 […]

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 […]

Holiness, Part II: A Holy Nation

Holiness is a serious challenge for anyone, especially for one who knows their sin.  Praise the Lord for the Atonement of Jesus Christ.  The Savior intervened in the condemnation of sinners by way of the Cross offering Himself instead of His chose people, the Church.  As a result, the Anointed One saved them and enabled […]

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 […]

The Essentials: Lesson 14 – Sanctification

This week we come to the final lesson on this attempt to cover the essential Biblical doctrines.  This last topic is Sanctification.  From the Old Testament to the New Testament, sanctification has been important to the children of God.  Because we are fallen and lost without God, we must sanctify or set ourselves apart for […]

Acts of the Apostles: The Rest of the Story

The Acts of the Apostles: The Rest of the Story