Jesus said, “If you had believed Moses, you would have believed me, for he wrote of me” (Jn 5:46). As he trained the disciples on the road to Emmaus on how to interpret the Bible, Jesus said, “How foolish you are, and how slow to believe all that the prophets have spoken! Wasn’t it necessary … Continue reading How To Read the Old Testament According to Jesus
Christian, the Bible tells us we can “come boldly before the throne of grace.” Jesus told a parable about a servant who was afraid to serve. Jesus said, “the one also who had received the one talent came up and said, ‘Master, I knew you to be a hard man, reaping where you did not sow … Continue reading Serve Boldly
WHO IS THE HOLY SPIRIT? Christians are saved by the work of the Triune God. First Peter was addressed to those who were “chosen according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through the sanctifying work of the Spirit, to be obedient and to be sprinkled with the blood of Jesus Christ” (1 Pet 1:1-2). … Continue reading WHO IS THE HOLY SPIRIT AND WHAT DOES HE DO?
WHO IS THE HOLY SPIRIT? Christians are saved by the work of the Triune God. First Peter was addressed to those who were “chosen according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through the sanctifying work of the Spirit, to be obedient and to be sprinkled with the blood of Jesus Christ” (1 Pet 1:1-2). Christians are commanded to baptize … Continue reading Some Notes On The Person and Work of the Holy Spirit
What will you do? Jesus said “in the world you will have persecution.” He warned us not to be surprised by persecution. Instead, we should expect suffering. Jesus said, “t “A disciple is not above his teacher, nor a slave above his master. “It is enough for the disciple that he become like his teacher, … Continue reading Learning About Faithfulness From The Fiery Furnace in Daniel 3
Photo by Luis Quintero on Pexels.com Christians believe the Father is divine, the Son is divine, and the Holy Spirit is divine. The God of the Bible is the Triune God. Christians worship one God who subsists in three persons. Herman Bavinck described the essentiality of the Triune nature of God when he wrote: It … Continue reading When did Jesus become the Son of God?
Great is our Lord, and of great power: his understanding is infinite. —Psalm 147:5. There is nothing which God does not know—he is omniscient or all-knowing. Psalm 139:4 helps to illustrate how God knows everything. There the Psalmist said, “Even before a word is on my tongue, behold, O LORD, you know it altogether.” This knowledge … Continue reading Does God Know Everything All The Time?
Why should we study God? William Ames, in The Marrow of Sacred Divinity, said, the study of God “is the supreme, most noble, and the masterpiece, proceeding in a special manner from God, treating of God and divine matters, and tending and leading man to God.” The study of God (theology) is great, but many say the … Continue reading Shouldn’t We Just Focus on Practical Things?
God is the definition of goodness. How do we define goodness? Goodness is more than the absence of “badness.” Goodness must be not only the absence of badness but also the fulness of positivity or goodness. James Usher described God’s goodness as “an Essential Property in God, whereby he is infinitely Good, and of himself; … Continue reading God is Good
How could God, whose "thoughts are not like our thoughts and ways are not like our ways, possibly understand what it is like to be human? The short answer is that God could not understand from experience what it is like to be human. However, the incarnation allows God … Continue reading JESUS’ HUMANITY IN GETHSEMANE