[Bible Study] Peter tells us not to fear people, but to revere Christ. We are to always be ready to make a reasonable defense for our faith – a defense I believe is more convincing when supported not only with personally subjective reasons, but objectively evidential reasons. And we are to do this gently, out of reverence to God.
Peter tells us not to fear people, but to revere Christ. We are to always be ready to make a reasonable defense for our faith – a defense I believe is more convincing when supported not only with personally subjective reasons, but objectively evidential reasons. And we are to do this gently, out of reverence to God.
What is “grace”? What is “faith”? In the first-century, these were common terms in the intricate patronage system that structured society. Patrons would do “favors” (graces) for needy clients (“friends”). These clients were to respond in good “faith” (e.g., gratitude, public praise, loyalty…
View and download Powerpoint slides from a Bible study lesson on the Parable of the Lost Son (a.k.a. The Prodigal Son) from Luke 15:11-32…
Don’t you hate when people intentionally twist your words? Or when you people take what you say the wrong way?… If so, regardless of our worldview, may we keep this in mind whenever we try to interpret the words written in the Bible.
All that glitters ain’t gold. Things are not always as they seem. When reading the account of Abram and Lot, we find an example of how self-interest can lead to fleeting fool’s gold, while godly selflessness can lead to everlasting abundance.
In this familiar passage, the foretold Anointed Messiah-Servant-King announces the Good News of the inauguration of a New Age — the just and righteous reign of God.
Jesus reads these very words at the inauguration of His ministry, identifying Himself as the the Anointed One who will usher in the Kingdom of God.
Spiritual gifts are for the present; love is everlasting. Paul tells the competitive Corinthians to act in “age-appropriate” ways. Not only are spiritual gifts useless without love, spiritual gifts are only appropriate for this age. On the other hand, love is the virtue of supreme value in both this age and the age to come.
Meditation: For what? To be a true fan of Jesus, fanatically imitating Christ. Meditation: Why? According to Psalm 1, we can use life as selected or life as directed. One way leads to self-destruction, the other leads to bliss. Meditation: How? By making meditation a priority concerning our time, by putting God’s word in our hearts using tools, knowing that we are in this together.