Whenever we pick up the Bible, we hold God's Book. God worked with human authors to provide us all with His Word (2 Timothy 3:16).
The Thessalonians work of faith was accompanied by their “labor of love.” Some things can only be described as a labor of love. The phrase “labor of love” is generally used to describe some hard and tedious work that is largely unrewarded. The Thessalonians work was hard, but it comes with a great reward. The … Continue reading Labor of Love
The nation lay afflicted in tyranny. The harsh king cared little for his foreign subjects. Financial gain and personal control were the king’s primary motivations. Then God began to act. The LORD said to Moses, “I have surely seen the affliction of my people who are in Egypt and have heard their cry because … Continue reading Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of God
It was common for the ancient Greeks, and some of us today, to love idleness. To be involved with physical labor was a sign of the lower classes—to be a servant. But it is for this “work” that Paul praised the Thessalonians before God. But what does “work of faith” mean? The relationship of faith … Continue reading Work of Faith Working
What will o drur resurrection bodies be like? In the resurrection will we resemble our present selves? Many of us may think we will enter eternity as disembodied spirits. This is the way that many of us tend to think of the resurrection body. Charles Hodge described the resurrection body: “It is probable that the … Continue reading What Will Our “Bodies” Be Like in the Resurrection??
What is your favorite attribute of God? For sinners like you and me, perhaps forgiveness is the most valued of God’s attributes. Forgiveness will unify a congregation, a family, and your view of yourself. A lack of forgiveness will destroy a congregation, a family, and your view of yourself. The only way we can … Continue reading Let it Go!: The freedom of forgiveness
Humanity has struggled with sin since Genesis 3, but it would seem that temptation was a struggle, though limited in nature, since creation itself. God alone is perfect in all his ways (Ps. 18:30; Matt. 5:48). Consequently, God “cannot be tempted with evil” (Js. 1:13). Humanity, by virtue of their creaturely nature, can be tempted … Continue reading Distinction Between the Creator And The Created
It cannot be denied that sexuality is an expression of personhood. God designed humanity to exist in one of two genders. The male and female genders are complimentary physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Wayne Grudem summarized the implications on human sexuality from God’s creation of humanity in his image when he wrote: “According to God’s original … Continue reading Personhood, Gender, Marriage, and Divine Order
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“The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately sick; who can understand it?” (Jer. 17:9 ESV). This is why “each person is tempted when he is drawn away and enticed by his own evil desire” (Js. 1:14). The noetic effects of the Fall refer to the deceitfulness and sinfulness of the human heart which … Continue reading How Your Mind is Shaped by Sin and Reshaped by the Resurrection