Bricks and mortar can build a house but what makes it a home? We often envision a house as a place for a family, and we make it our own through paint and pictures. God is also building a house, and he is preparing a home in which the blueprint has been drawn up since before the foundations of the world.
The Bible is God’s written word to mankind. It reveals his character, his desires, and ultimately points to Christ in every book. In recent years scripture is losing its authority in the life of Christians and that poses a huge problem to Christianity in general. Here are the five greatest threats to the authority of scripture.
I recommend anyone wanting to begin studying theology, which I recommend every believer should study theology, this is a great book to get you started. Don’t let the size of the book discourage you. It is a think book because he covers many different topics, but the material is easily digestible.
In recent years it seems as though fewer and fewer Christians are studying theology. It is often thought of as the work of pastors and professors. The truth is though every follower of Christ should be studying theology for five very important reasons.
I have often heard it said that people should act in or step out in “blind faith.” Is this really an option for Christians? Should Christians have blind faith?
How do we know that God exists? Honestly we have no definitive proof of God’s existence. Yep, you read that right. Zip. Zero. Zilch. Nada. We have scripture that is the definitive source for believers, but if you believe the Bible, then you are already under the presumption that there is a God. What we have outside of the Bible are 4 major arguments for the existence of God. I believe that every believer should know these to better be able to defend their faith in a world with increasing unbelief in the existence of God.
Reading and studying the Bible can be a daunting task if you are unfamiliar with it. Yes, plenty of people have read their Bibles for hundreds of years, and had no problem…or so they thought. The problem that exists is that most people have a surface understanding of scripture and what it means for Christ followers. If you want to take your Bible study to a whole new level, you have come to the right place. Today I want to share with you some tips and resources on how to read and study your Bible like a pro.
Your identity often depends on whom you talk to. To those that dislike you they may slander your name, and to those that love you they may praise you. Who people say you are determines how the world perceives you. The world perceives Christ the same way, based on who you say He is. I believe He asks us the same question He asked Peter, “Who do you say that I am?”
Last week I discussed the difference between tending and toiling when it comes to the work we are doing. Today I want to discuss the difference when it comes to your personal life and your walk with the Lord, and how we are either bricks or stones. Which one are you?
We often look at the Gospels and the story of Jesus through our paradigm of comfortable modern American society, but the truth is Jesus was a Jew, and a first century Jew at that. Outside of the theological and prophetic scriptures pointing towards his crucifixion for forgiveness of sins, let’s look at what drove him to the cross. Here is the truth about why Jesus was crucified.
I saw a quote the other day that really stirred this message in me. It said something along the lines that if Jesus had preached the message that is preached today he would never have been crucified.
While this statement is true in partiality in dismisses a great matter of theological context for scripture by saying if we preach love or grace we have failed at preaching the gospel. Here are three of the main reasons why Jesus was crucified.