Two Key Scripture Verses: “Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk […]Read More What is Baptism?
R.C. Sproul has said (among others) “If there is any dimension of the life and work of Christ that is neglected in the church today, it’s His ascension.” Evangelicals, for the most part, do a good job of emphasizing the life, death, and resurrection of Christ. We often fail to see, however, the importance of […]Read More The Importance of Christ’s Ascension
Every Christian knows that love is important. The Scriptures are full of love verses and perhaps the most famous verse in the Bible, John 3:16, is an example of this. “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.” What […]Read More Loved By God
Why should we devote the time and effort needed to think carefully about the triune nature of God? Bruce A. Ware offers these ten reasons: 1. The doctrine of the Trinity is one of the most important distinguishing doctrines of the Christian faith and therefore is deserving of our careful study, passionate embrace, and thoughtful […]Read More Why the Doctrine of the Trinity is Important
Do you remember the Old Testament story of Amnon and Tamar? I figured. It is one of those often overlooked Bible stories even though it is intensely practical. Rather than summarizing the story for you, I thought I would give you the text from 2 Samuel 13:1-15: Now Absalom, David’s son, had a beautiful sister, […]Read More The Destructiveness of Sin
Romans 5:15-20 offers 5 contrasts between Adam and Christ: 1. The contrast of death and life. “But the free gift is not like the trespass. For if many died through one man’s trespass, much more have the grace of God and the free gift by the grace of that one man Jesus Christ abounded for […]Read More Contrasting the first Adam and the last Adam
“And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.” (Philippians 1:6) “For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the firstborn among many […]Read More Verses that point the believer to assurance of salvation