Tag Archives: Salvation

Going Deeper: My Deliverer – 1 Samuel 23:1-23

Have you ever helped a turtle safe cross the street or helped a cat get out of a tree?  If so, you could legitimately say that you saved them.  Salvation comes in many forms, and Christians recognize Jesus Christ as the Savior.  This is definitely correct.  His very name means “Jehovah is Salvation” or “Jehovah […]

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 […]

Articles of Faith: Depravity

The topic of depravity seems very topical today, but by its nature, depravity is a subject that most of us want to avoid.  Dwelling upon the innate evil in the human heart is at best uncomfortable.  It comes as no surprise that the depravity of man is not the frequent subject of sermons per se.  […]

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 Essentials: Lesson 3 – Sin and Salvation

Having established the authority of the Truth and the sovereignty of God, we understand that we have a problem.   During Lesson 3 we will discuss the nature of the problem and the solution: Sin and Salvation.  Click here to get this week’s lesson.