Tag Archives: Psalm

Articles of Faith: Perseverance

Last week we touched upon the Glorification of the saints that is best viewed as the welling up of the Holy Spirit to empower the children of God to be more Christ-like.  One of the major ways this happens is through perseverance under persecution for righteousness.  When we join Christ in yielding to God the […]

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: God

To the faithful, God’s existence is not only essential for salvation, it is obvious in the world around us and the heavens above.  Creation is simply to vast, complex and marvelously orderly to be explained without a divine Creator.  Yet, the Scriptures say that the fool says, “There is no God.” When I was in […]

The Rich Man and Lazarus – Luke 16:14-31

This week week we will consider the lesson of the Parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus. The parable cuts close to the bone of our attempts to ignore charity and kindness. Clearly the problems of vanity and laziness as well as pride are not new. Join us as we consider this lesson on Wednesday, […]

The Parable of the Ten Virgins, September 5th

Happy Wednesday!  Wow, this week we will discuss one of the most controversial passages in the New Testament, the Parable of the Ten Virgins.  As with most things, context is everything.  These verses even start with the word, “Then.”  This transitional word tells us that what follows is directly related to what came before.  We […]