Posts with the tag “salvation”
Monday, July 24, 2023
July 24th, 2023
Acts 15 describes a pivotal moment in the early church. The first believers were wrestling with how to incorporate Gentile believers into the life of the church. Acts 15:1 says that “cer...
Wednesday, July 12, 2023
July 11th, 2023
In Acts 11, Peter was called on to defend or explain his actions at Cornelius’ house in Acts 10. News quickly reached the apostles and believers in Judea that some nearby Gentiles had receive...
Wednesday, June 21, 2023
June 19th, 2023
You may be familiar with the expression that says “no good deed ever goes unpunished.” That expression was true with Peter and John shortly after they healed the lame beggar in Acts 3. ...
Monday, June 19, 2023
June 19th, 2023
In the latter portion of Acts 2, Peter spoke to a crowd of onlookers that had witnessed his healing of a man who had been born lame. The Bible says that “all the people were astonished an...
Thursday, March 16, 2023
March 16th, 2023
Yesterday, March 15, is commonly called “the Ides of March.” Traditionally, this date marks the anniversary of the assassination of Julius Caesar by a group of Roman senators (perhaps most ...
Wednesday, March 8, 2023
March 8th, 2023
The prophet Isaiah had much to say about both the first and second coming of Christ. In chapter forty-two, he depicted Christ as “the Servant of the LORD.” He said that the Father “deligh...
Thursday, February 23, 2023
February 23rd, 2023
In Genesis 22, God tested Abraham. And wow, what a test! The test came in the form of commanding Abraham to sacrifice his son—his one and only son—Isaac. Keep in mind that Abraham had wai...
Tuesday, February 21, 2023
February 21st, 2023
About a third of the way into Genesis, God spoke to Abram (who would later be called Abraham). At the time, the Bible says that Abram was ninety-nine years old. He had lived a long time. ...
Thursday, November 17, 2022
November 17th, 2022
As we approach the end of the New Testament, we find the book of Hebrews. The primary theme of this book is the superiority of Jesus and the work that He completed through His life, death...
Monday, October 31, 2022
October 31st, 2022
Happy Reformation Day! On this day, October 31, we recall the actions of a priest named Martin Luther who nailed ninety-five theses or protests to the door of the Catholic Church in Witten...
Thursday, October 27, 2022
October 27th, 2022
The work of Jesus at the cross is beyond total human comprehension. It is nothing short of extraordinary to consider what Christ did for us by paying the debt of sin. We do not treat thi...
Tuesday, October 18, 2022
October 18th, 2022
There is no comparison between the wisdom of God and the wisdom of the world. While we may know some really smart men and women, all human wisdom is limited and finite. No one knows every...
Thursday, September 29, 2022
September 29th, 2022
The chances are good that you remember when you were baptized. Baptism is an outward and public sign that confirms what God has done inwardly and privately in the heart and life of a person...
Monday, September 26, 2022
September 26th, 2022
Romans has been called the Magna Carta of the Christian faith and the constitution of our faith. Practically all of the great doctrines of our faith are explored and addressed by Paul in th...
Wednesday, June 22, 2022
June 22nd, 2022
In Leviticus 16, we read God’s instructions to Moses concerning atonement for the sins of the people of Israel. In these instructions, we find reference to “the scapegoat.” This express...
Maundy Thursday, April 14, 2022
April 14th, 2022
It was a grim night. It was a disturbing night. It was a confusing night. Grim because death was in the air and everyone seemed to sense that nothing would ever be the same again. Disturbi...
Tuesday, April 12, 2022
April 12th, 2022
Across his sixty-six chapters, Isaiah had much to say about the condition of the world and God’s plans to bring renewal and salvation. God’s plans would certainly include the redemption o...
Monday, April 11, 2022
April 11th, 2022
This Holy Week is a story of faithfulness. The Father was faithful to create a plan to save the world and to redeem the world from sin and slavery. The Son was faithful to carry out the Fat...
Thursday, March 31, 2022
March 31st, 2022
It has been said that we can enjoy as much of God as we wish. Think of these words in terms of a relationship with a spouse or child. You may have some casual contact and a few perfuncto...
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