Read Matthew 7:24-27 & John 20:24-29 … Previously we discussed the three primary periods of time into which the Scriptures are broken: Patriarchal, Mosaic, and Christian. Into what era one is born determines to which section of God’s word one appeals for authority. Briefly during that discussion, it was also noted that there are different … Continue reading Wisdom and Narrative
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 2 Corinthians 12:7-10 … The Greeks and the Romans are both well known for their pantheon of gods. Both of those societies had public temples where worship occurred, but they also had private – or household – gods. The Romans, along with believing in their gods, also believed in spirits called lares which protected … Continue reading A Domestic God
Read Revelation 20:11-15 … Tests can be very stressful – that’s for sure. The best test that can be taken is the test for which the answers have been provided. Any test would be a breeze if someone were to give out the answers ahead of time. Of course, even to the hardest tests the … Continue reading What Will We be Judged By?