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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The Holy Spirit calls people from the world and its culture, causing them to change their practices, often bringing persecution as well. ...
We must get rid of any desire to control the unseen and the seen through magical sayings, and instead submit to the sovereign lordship of King Jesus. ...
The three major points that we see in today’s passage are evangelism, the work of the Holy Spirit, and the ongoing teaching of sound doctrine, which overall produces more evangelism. ...
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