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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This Psalm gives three reasons to give thanks: 1) it is good to give thanks to the Lord because of who He is and what He has done for us, 2) because the world will eventually be judged, and 3) because He causes His people to flourish. ...
Shepherds are to guard the flock against false teachers. They do this by knowing the truth of the gospel. ...
Elders are called to pay attention to themselves first and then to the flock, in order to shepherd the people they’re responsible for. ...
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