In the earliest days of the church, the disciples and apostles were spreading the Gospel fairly quickly. For those who believe and receive Jesus, the Gospel is a call to repentance, that is, turning back to the ways of our Creator God.
As we approach the Christmas season, I would like to recommend a book to you. Our Christmas carols are filled with “earth receiving her king,” and “born is the king of Israel,” and “ransom captive Israel.” But what does all of that mean?
As pastor, one of the most asked questions I have been asked over the years is “can a person lose their salvation?”
Each one reminds us of all that we’ve been given through Christ. And when they’re understood as a collective group, we understand that Jesus, in purchasing our salvation, has covered every need of our lives that sin has broken.
God finished creation. On the seventh day, He rested. It was finished. Whatever God starts, He finishes. He is not like many of us who begin a project, and never quite finish it. God did all of His creative work in six days, and then He rested.
The study of origins, or as Christians believe, creationism, is a crucial subject because our view of how everything began determines the most important things about us:
One of the most misunderstood and debated theological subjects is the truth and doctrine of true deity and humanity dwelling in one person: Jesus Christ. Yes, He is Jesus, the One and Only. Fully God and fully man. 100% God. 100% Man. But how should we understand this?
Those of us who follow Christ believe that Jesus is God. In fact, we’re staking our salvation and eternal lives on that. But there are many who say Jesus was “just a good man”, a powerful prophet, or a great teacher. Others say Jesus was an impostor…a wannabe God who deceived many. So how do we know beyond a shadow of a doubt that Jesus is God?
He is what makes the Christian faith unique and different from every other religion. But what exactly do we believe about Him? Over the next few weeks, we will look at that question.
God’s justice is not one of the most popular attributes of God. In fact, just the mention of God’s justice seems to rub people the wrong way. Our culture tends to view God like a buffet line.