What does it truly mean that "the same Spirit that raised Jesus from the dead now dwells in you"?
Our confession is our call to war. It's our warcry. When we confess the faith (especially corporately), it's a cosmic act of defiance and a declaration of war against Satan and all the forces of evil.
God's wonderful plan of salvation for his people was purposed and set on course by God himself before creation; a plan that was to be accomplished by sending his Son, Jesus.
There is coming a time when professing believers will either jump ship or bind themselves to the hull, come what may.
"Predestination": A word of comfort for many. But for many others, divisive and confusing words. Why does Paul begin his letter to the Ephesians with such a "divisive" doctrine?
What's so surprising and wonderful about Paul's opening statement to Ephesian believers? Why is his blessing of "grace and peace" so earth-shattering?
I recently finished up a Bible study with our college and career class at church through the New Testament book of Ephesians, Paul's letter to the Christians at Ephesus. Unfortunately, I didn't discover the perfect title for a series through Ephesians until the very last lesson. That's because the phrase I am using for the title … Continue reading Love Incorruptible:The Book of Ephesians- Part 1
Who are the "spirits in prison" from 1 Peter 3:19? Are they humans from Noah's day? Old Testament saints in Hades? Are they fallen angels? Dig with me into this most "obscure" passage from Peter's first epistle.
I remember introducing the Nicene Creed to my small church in Nashville. As we approached the last line I remember the puzzled looks as we recited together, "I believe in one, holy, catholic, and apostolic Church."
I remember many a bulletin as a child in which the service order was printed line for line, item for item, song for song. I particularly remember a funny word at the very end of the service: the benediction. But what in the world is it?