And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.
The Lost Art of Listening (Part 3) / With all the voices demanding our attention today, nothing is more important as believers in Jesus Christ than to listen to Him and the Word He has given to us in the Scriptures.
Hosea: God’s Love Determined, Declared, and Displayed (Part 3) / God reiterates the condition and circumstances surrounding His judgment about to befall His people, yet all is not lost for they will be restored to right relationship with Him under the New Covenant in the Kingdom Age.
The Lost Art of Listening (Part 2) / Three questions to ask ourselves to determine whether or not we are “swift to hear” what God desires of us today.
Hosea: God’s Love Determined, Declared, and Displayed (Part 2) / By way of Illustration, God declares that His people will suffer the terrible condition of severance from Him, much as an unfaithful wife’s fate is that of severance from her marriage from her husband.
The Lost Art of Listening (Part 1) / The Bible is replete with examples of God speaking to His children and their subsequent decision to listen to every voice other than God’s voice.
Hosea: God’s Love Determined, Declared, and Displayed (Part 1) / Introduction to the book of Hosea, personal and prophetic considerations.
We often grow weary in this physical body for various reasons, and yet the Scripture has much to say concerning how we are to deal with weariness.
The account of two prophets of God and the consequences of compromise teaches us to heed God’s Word and refuse to listen to anyone who has “another message” or “another take” on what God has already made clear.
Considering the Church in Corinth in the 21st Century (pt. 27) / A final matter of concern along with some concluding admonitions to the Corinthians!
Picture This: Christ’s Church (pt. 24) / How Christians live in the here-and-now matters. While we are assured of eternal life with Christ, our actions and motives in this life will matter at the Judgment Seat.
Considering the Church in Corinth in the 21st Century (pt. 26) / A description of the resurrection body we will possess, even those who are “raptured” at the last trump.
Picture This: Christ‘s Church (pt. 23) / The next future event on God’s prophetic timetable is the rapture of the church. This “blessed hope” could occur at any moment.
Considering the Church in Corinth in the 21st Century (pt. 25) / If there is no resurrection, why be baptized (“identified”) in connection with those who have died? Why subject one’s self to the onslaught of persecution that believers face on a daily basis, if the resurrection is not true?
Picture This: Christ‘s Church (pt. 22) / The Bible provides the believer with guidelines for living in the last days before Christ’s return amid the rampant compromise and apostasy in the church.
Considering the Church in Corinth in the 21st Century (pt. 24) / Christ was risen from the dead as the Firstfruits, the downpayment, the guarantee, of our resurrection. If He did not rise from the dead, then neither will we rise in the order specified.
Picture This: Christ‘s Church (pt. 21) / The New Testament warns believers that as the age progresses, the church will battle false teaching and false teachers from within and without.
Picture This: Christ‘s Church (pt. 20) / What role does money play in the ministry of the church? God’s Word explains that believers should give cheerfully and generously as God enables.
Considering the Church in Cornith in the 21st Century (pt. 22) / The intent of all the gifts, especially the “sign gifts” (“tongues” and “prophesying”) was to “build up” the local body of Christ in communication of divine revelation. With the completion of the canon of Scripture the supernatural sign gifts are not necessary today. Moreover, they are impossible, given the apostles are no longer present today!
Picture This: Christ‘s Church (pt. 19) / A conclusion of a study of the ordinances of the church and an introduction to a consideration of the grace of giving.
Considering the Church in Corinth in the 21st Century (pt. 21) / Without love (“charity”), the ultimate motive for service in the local church, nothing of value is accomplished
Considering the Church in Corinth in the 21st Century (pt. 20) / A a human body has many “parts,” each with a specific intended function, together the parts comprise the body to make one whole/complete. So also, the church “body” has many “parts,” each with specific purposes, yet each necessary to make the local church body whole/complete.
The Ordinances of the Church (pt. 18) / A conclusion of the Biblical illustrations of the church and an introduction to the two ordinances of the local church: baptism and the Lord’s Supper.
Considering the Church in Corinth in the 21st Century (pt. 19) / Paul’s teaching on “spiritual” gifts, to be used in the church for the building up of the body, not individuals.
Picture This: Christ’s Church (pt. 17) / In Scripture, we find several analogies or illustrations of the church. From these, we can imply several truths that help us understand our role and responsibilities as believers.
Just as God demonstrates His love to His children, fathers are to demonstrate the same love to their children. The Bible describes at least three characteristics of the Father’s love.