Contemplating God, something that should be a constant in our lives as believers, is something that we learn from Abraham here in Romans 4. ...Keep Reading
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Luke 22 shows us the most crucial meal ever eaten in the history of the world. This was a critical moment in salvation history, where Jesus will pour out his heart to these disciples, and indeed to all of His disciples. This is a memorial meal the church is to recall often, again and again in its gathering. ...
Jesus promised Paul he would get to Rome, but He didn't promise how. This unexpected journey of storm and shipwreck is a microcosm of the Christian life. ...
I hope that giving this explanation will be helpful for anybody who, like me growing up, doesn’t know what “going to church” actually entails. ...Keep Reading
The Holy Spirit's guiding brings Silas, Timothy, and Luke into Paul's life as he begins his second missionary journey. The Holy Spirit then prevents them from going to Asia and Bithynia, ultimately revealing through a vision given to Paul, that they are called to preach the gospel in Macedonia. ...Keep Reading
For every human being in the world today, there is no question more important than the one posed by the jailer in this passage, "What must I do in order to be saved?" There’s only one answer, "Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved."...Keep Reading
God is sovereign over planting churches, and over saving souls. He does it through the gospel being faithfully preached. God opens the hearts of some to respond with faith, while others reject the gospel because of the hardness of their hearts. Lydia did not open her own heart; the Lord opened her heart. ...Keep Reading
It is through baptism that we who have come to faith in Jesus dramatize what has taken place in our hearts. Baptism portrays the work of the Holy Spirit himself uniting us spiritually with Jesus and his atoning death on the cross. It also portrays our new spiritual life and our future resurrection life. ...Keep Reading