View/download slides from a Bible study on Matthew 1:18-25, which describes the birth (more literally translated “the genesis”) of Jesus the Messiah. If God created this massive, incredibly fine-tuned universe, is a virgin conception…
Theme of Joshua: Israel inherits the Promised Land. Rahab provides unexpected assurance of God’s promise. Rahab renounces that of her own people and puts her faith (active trust) in the LORD – affirming Israelite prophecy, history, and theology. This account demonstrates how non-Israelites were always a part of God’s redemptive plan. She is commended not necessarily for lying, but for demonstrating her faith through actions — as we all should
Given the literary and cultural/historical context of 2 Corinthians 6:14, Paul is most likely telling the Corinthian church not to become partners with those who were engaging in idol feasts in pagan temples — for they are the temple of the Living God.
While Commandments I-IV concern how we should love God, Commandments V-X concern how we should love others. The Ten Commandments address our thoughts, words, and deeds — perhaps in chiastic fashion — that we may be a kingdom of priests through whom God will bless all nations…
In this lesson, I aim to cover Commandments II-IV. The Israelites were told not to think of nor to treat the living God as a pagan god, to not say the LORD’s (YHWH) name in vain, and to remember the Sabbath Day — imitating God’s first “work week.”
In this lesson, I aim to cover some of the context and background information concerning the Ten Commandments, as well as the key, first commandment.
What is “love”? What does love look like? True, crucial, Christ-like love has both a vertical component – joyful, loving obedience to God in Christ – and a horizontal component – self-sacrificially striving for another’s ultimate good.
What are we training for? Are we training ourselves to be worldly, or are we training ourselves to be godly? Are we training ourselves to resemble the culture, or are we training ourselves to resemble the Christ? Do we have a healthy spiritual diet and exercise routine? In short, are we Cross Training?
What are we training for? Are we training ourselves to be worldly, or are we training ourselves to be godly. Are we training ourselves to resemble the culture, or are we training ourselves to resemble the Christ? Do we have a healthy spiritual diet and exercise routine? In short, are we Cross Training?
Research suggests that the modern conception of freedom — our most cherished virtue — is almost purely negative (i.e., freedom *from* constraints). The Truth of Jesus gives freedom *from* (negative freedom) our rebellious nature and freedom *to* (positive freedom) fulfill our original purpose — right relationship with God. Though our culture often co-opts His words, His is the Truth that truly “will set you free.”