If you are a believer you can rest in the fact that you have everlasting life. This is a life given to you at the moment you believe in Jesus Christ for your salvation. Yet, we see many different commands throughout Scripture telling us to grow in the faith, go onto maturity, to follow, to … Continue reading Tools for Maturity
Looking back at Genesis 18:14 where it asks, “Is anything too hard for the Lord?” Of course, the answer is no. There is nothing too hard for the Lord. He can do far more than we can ever imagine. He is able to do it all. If He is able to create all this and … Continue reading He is Able to Give more Abundantly than We Think or Could Ask
Not only is He able to make all grace abound but, His, “grace is sufficient for you, for [His] power is made perfect in weakness.” His grace through the trials and struggles is more than we can ever know. He will deliver in massive ways. Trials and difficulties are most certain in this life. They … Continue reading He is Able to Make All Grace Abound to You
We powerfully see this deliverance with the three young Hebrew men in Daniel 3:1-30. Here we see three men, who have been removed from their homes and culture and forced into pagan schools and education, stand against the regime. They were faithful and dedicated to the Lord. They did not speak ill of another or … Continue reading God is Able to Deliver.
Once we are His we are His. He will hold us and keep us. We may falter and fail and stumble and fall, but He will keep us from falling out from Him. We see in 1 Peter 1:5 “You, who by God’s power are guarded through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed … Continue reading He is Able to Keep You
In Hebrews 7:25 we see “he is able to save to the uttermost those who draw near to God through him, since he always lives to make intercession for them.” This is Jesus Christ. He can save to the uttermost. We find this is in the section discussing His High Priesthood and how He intercedes … Continue reading God is Able to Save to the Uttermost
If we really trust that God is able to do all we can ever think of and more then it doesn’t matter how great the pressure is. What really matters is where the pressure lies. Whether it comes between us and God or whether it presses us nearer to Him. If we really think God … Continue reading God is Able
Who doesn't like a free gift? A gift that is so much more than any other gift ever received. One that will not only bless you in this life but in eternity to come. If you feel yourself saying yes I want a gift like that. Well, you can have that gift because that gift … Continue reading The Amazingly Free Gift of Salvation
Why is it difficult for many to believe what Jesus promises and simply believe that when we believe in Him we receive everlasting life? Why do many want to add to the simple message of believe and be saved? I believe Bob Wilkin answers this well. "Based on John 5:39-40, it is hard to believe … Continue reading The Clarity of Free Grace Theology
In discovering the meaning of Scripture we must approach the sacred text with respect and awe because it is the word of God. If this is done then the interpretation of the text will be what the text says, not what one thinks the text says. Most everyone struggles with discerning the meaning of many … Continue reading The Meaning of Scripture: Who determines it?
In Romans, Paul memorably speaks of many things. One of which is his comparison of the flesh and the Spirit. What is this exactly? What is the flesh and what is the Spirit that Paul speaks of? How is this integral to his arguments in Romans? To answer these questions and understand what is meant … Continue reading Flesh and the Spirit in Romans
Psalm 1 is a wonderful description of how we should live in communion with God. If one lives in the way that this psalm describes they will have a deep relationship with God. They will also better understand God’s will for all believers. It is a psalm of blessing and hope of God’s grace for … Continue reading The Blessed Life According to Psalm 1
I feel it is safe to say that we are living in a remarkably volatile time. We see daily that the world is becoming more secular and pagan in every aspect of everything it does. It glorifies evil as good and good it decries as evil. It celebrates sin as the proper and healthy way … Continue reading Standing Firm when the World is Shaky
In any theology of human sexuality, one must first establish the differences between the sexes. It is clear from Scripture that God created only two distinct sexes that are complimentary of each other (Gen. 1:27). In this text we see that God made them “male and female he created them.” This teaches that there were … Continue reading Theology of Human Sexuality
In Philippians 2:5-11 we see that Christ emptied Himself by taking the form of a servant. Now, what does this mean? Does this mean that Christ emptied Himself of His divine attributes? Or can it mean something else entirely? This is what I will seek to answer in this post. But before I do that, … Continue reading Christ Emptied Himself of What? Phil. 2:5-11