The Temple Of The Holy Spirit in the New Testament

As we look from Genesis to the New Testament, we see God dwells among his people, but sin breaks that fellowship. In the New Testament, the dwelling of God among his people is amplified through the presence of the Holy Spirit with the believer. Unfortunately, the doctrine of the Holy Spirit is neglected. Spurgeon said, … Continue reading The Temple Of The Holy Spirit in the New Testament

The Resurrection and the New Morality

How does the resurrection shape morality? We have to remember that the resurrection is the beginning of the “παλιγγενεσίᾳ” we see in Matthew 19:28. This is translated as “the regeneration” (KJV; NKJV; NASBU); “the renewal of all things” (CSB); and “the new world” (ESV). BDAG defined the word here in Matthew 19:28 as, “the renewing … Continue reading The Resurrection and the New Morality

To You are Given the Keys of the Kingdom: How Royal Priests Work Together to Turn the Keys of the Kingdom

        I find that this will most often, to varying degrees, be true: elders want to do great things and the members want to do great things. I also see that elders are exhausted and frustrated, and members are exhausted and frustrated. Everyone hopes to find a way to make it work. Many are ready … Continue reading To You are Given the Keys of the Kingdom: How Royal Priests Work Together to Turn the Keys of the Kingdom

Human Dignity: Christological Anthropology, Human Worth, and the Dignified Life

Whatever happened to dignity? Perhaps, when we hear the word dignity, we conjure up some image of some overly dressed royal dignitary from a rich foreign country similar to the Monopoly man. In our ever increasing “casual culture,” we see that dignity has been lost. Since we are always told to “just come as you … Continue reading Human Dignity: Christological Anthropology, Human Worth, and the Dignified Life

The Stones

1 Peter 2:4-5 says, “As you come to him, a living stone—rejected by people but chosen and honored by God—you yourselves, as living stones, a spiritual house, are being built to be a holy priesthood to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ” (CSB). At the very front of the verse, we see … Continue reading The Stones