Read 2 Timothy 2:14-15 … How we find authority, or to what reasons we appeal to establish authority for our actions from the Scriptures makes a difference. The more a person learns about how to understand the Bible, the more even the simplest decisions can take on a consideration of multiple factors. Of course, the … Continue reading Rightly Dividing the Word
Read 1 Corinthians 4:14-16 … The letters to the Corinthians are typically recognized as “occasional.” That is not to say happening only rarely, but that the letters were written to address a problem that was occurring. Basically, all the epistles that are incorporated into the NT are occasional, that is, written to deal with a … Continue reading An Appeal to Corinth
Read Matthew 25:14-30 … A couple of weeks ago the bulletin article spoke about the Greek word dulos which is translated variously as slave, bondservant, or servant. That article spoke to the fact that Christians are a dulos by the fact that one’s redemption came at a price (1 Cor. 6:20), and that payment was … Continue reading Get Busy!
Read Matthew 28:16-20 … In Evangelical circles the idea of having a personal relationship with Christ seems to have taken on (as least for some of us outside those circles) a synonymous meaning with being saved. One Catholic author makes the point that the idea of having a personal relationship with Jesus is often associated … Continue reading A Personal Relationship with Christ
Read Ephesians 6:5-9 … Although the word has fallen out of common use having taken on a tremendous amount of societal baggage, that little word that is the title of this article (pronounced dü’-los) can be translated from the Greek as slave, bondservant, or servant. In the reading noted above that word shows up at … Continue reading δοῦλος
Read Deuteronomy 12:1-7 … Those things that God opts for, or chooses, surely have an importance. Recently, while listening to a sermon, that importance was highlighted from the book of Deuteronomy. That book is a record of Moses reviewing the covenantal instructions with the Israelites before they entered the Promise Land. Those instructions included speaking … Continue reading God Chooses
Read 2 Timothy 3:14-17 … It seems like such a simple idea. Ask a question and then go to the Scriptures to find the answer, and yet for so many it seems like the whole process of using the Bible to answer a theological question (any “–ological” question really) is loaded with personal baggage. One … Continue reading What Does the Bible Say?