Read Philippians 3:12-16 … Have you ever been watching one of the foot races in the Olympics? Whether it’s the 50-meter dash or the 26.2-mile Marathon, they both have one thing in common. When the runners are almost to the finish line, they start running as hard as they can. When they are almost to … Continue reading Lean Into It!
Read Ephesians 3:14-21 … Paul ends Ephesians 2 with a comment about how they were “built together for a dwelling place of God in the Spirit” (2:22). Then Paul begins chapter 4 with the admonition to “bear with one another in love” (4:2). Paul appears to be addressing the Ephesians as a group, as a … Continue reading Strengthened with Might!
This work has an impressive line-up of contributing authors and it is therefore no understatement to say that Hermeneutics, Authority, and Canon lives up to the high scholarship and intellectual rigor implied by those authors. Composed of a series of essays, the book examines various topics that have a direct bearing on the Bible: how … Continue reading Hermeneutics, Authority, and Canon
Read Galatians 3:15-18 … In the letter to the Romans Paul basically gives us an advanced theological discussion why the Gentiles are also justified thru grace just as the Jews; the letter to the Galatians can almost be considered a synopsis of this thought. The same basic argument that Paul is making in Romans 4 … Continue reading The Seed
In 1991 Jimmy Allen wrote the book Re-Baptism? to address an issue that had become both a significant and persistent point of dispute among those of the Restoration Movement. The issue revolves around what an individual must understand prior to their baptism; and further, what level of understanding about the reasons for their baptism must … Continue reading Re-Baptism?
Read 2 Cor. 3:12-18 … There are a certainly times that Paul uses examples from the Old Testament to help bolster his point, but the above reading may be one of the longer. He draws this example from Exodus 34:29-35 – where Moses, after being in the presence of the Lord for the second time, … Continue reading From Glory to Glory