Introduction What is saving faith? In Acts 16, Luke recounts the immediate question of a jail-guard after he realizes that his prisoners, Paul and Silas, are evangelists from God. The Philippian jailer says: “What must I do to be saved?” It is hard to overstate the significance of this […]
Here is a little 8 minute devotional that I preached last night during the theology class I attend at church. It is a quick survey of Ecclesiastes as it relates to the question of what our ultimate goal should be in life. And here is my teaching outline.
Paul writes of the struggle between his mind and his flesh even going so far as to say that when he sins, he doesn’t want to sin, and that actually “…it is no longer I who do it but sin [and the flesh]…” (Rom 7:20). Is Paul advocating a mind-matter […]
Today, I came across this article on Triablogue.com: Is Scripturalism Unscriptural? This is a good example of a typical first reaction to scripturalism and to the study of philosophy in general. Throughout history, philosophers have discussed the question of how we can know things. Two major questions are presented: What […]
Colossians 1:1-2 – Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and Timothy our brother, to the saints and faithful brothers in Christ at Colossae: Grace to you and peace from God our Father. Colossians 2:1 seems to indicate that the apostle Paul wrote this letter to […]
Love is a major theme in John’s first epistle. Our society tells us that we need more love but less Bible or even more love but less God. How is it that we can be such a love-infatuated culture when we are not a God-seeking culture? John 13:35 says “By […]
1That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we looked upon and have touched with our hands, concerning the word of life— 2the life was made manifest, and we have seen it, and testify to it and proclaim to you the […]