Why Would A Perfect Man Die?
A Study of what caused the death of Jesus Christ and the importance of that death to us.
Obviously, this is one of the most well-known passages of Scripture in all of God’s word. It shows us two great contrasts about our sin and our salvation. The first contrast is between a wage and a gift. Our sin earns us a wage but God gives us a gift. The second contrast is between death and eternal life. The wage that our sin earns us is death but the free gift that God gives us is eternal life…. Read More
Three Attacks of Sin
A study of the three ways that sin enters our lives and how we can defend against its attack.
One of the most common topics of discussion in the professing church today is how believers can overcome sin in their lives. As our culture and society move farther and farther away from God’s principles, sin becomes more and more prevalent…. Read More
Kick The Old Woman Out
A study of Paul’s instructions to the Body of Christ to put off the bondage of the law.
When Paul says to “cast out the bondwoman and her son,” he expresses the importance of not being ensnared again in the bondage of the law. To fully understand the meaning of Paul’s allegory, we must look at the historical event to which he refers and the situation that existed in the churches of Galatia…. Read More
A study of one of the ongoing debates in our society, whether or not the death penalty is a legitimate practice of government.
There are very strong opinions on both sides of this very controversial and divisive policy. As with all issues, the answer to this question can be found in the pages of God’s Word.
Is killing always murder? Many, who believe that capital punishment is wrong, point to one of the 10 commandments….. Read More
Paul, called to be an apostle of Jesus Christ through the will of God, and Sosthenes our brother, Unto the church of God which is at Corinth, to them that are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints, with all that in every place call upon the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, both theirs and ours: Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ. I Corinthians 1:1-3
In the passage of Scripture quoted above Paul tells us that believers in the Age of Grace are “sanctified . . . called to be saints”. The names and titles by which God identifies an individual or group give us great insight into the role that that person or group plays in God’s plan and purpose….. Read More
As we look around us today, we see a society that seems to be falling apart. The streets in many of our cities are becoming more and more like war zones. Confidence in our elected officials and other people in positions of authority are at an all-time low. Half of all marriages end in divorce which causes many children to come home to single parent families. Worse yet, many other children are in situations where they are abused in all kinds of evil ways. From the highest halls of government, to our own dinner tables, the evidence of a society in crisis is clear. Although the problems seem to be clear, the solutions to those problems seem to be complicated and illusive….. Read More
Today there are many opinions among believers as to how we should view our relationship with government. Some teach that we should have nothing to do with government and politics, but should concentrate only on “spiritual matters”. Others believe that Christians should become very politically active and “claim our government for Jesus” by reforming it from within. Still others see a virtual “holy war” of revolt against our government as the only way to rid ourselves of what they perceive to be the root of all evil in our nation. Obviously, all of these widely differing viewpoints cannot be correct. The Bible has much to say about the believer’s relationship to government….. Read More