“The book of Ephesians is written as an encyclical (letter to all churches) and it has carefully reasoned and precisely worded theology in a systematic way” (McRay, 2007, p. 337). The first half or section discusses the nature of the church. “The cosmological nature of the church is the central emphasis of the theological section … Continue reading Doctrine and Practice in Ephesians
Marriage is God’s design for a man and wife to enjoy life together with him as their foundation. Christian marriage is a representation of the love that Jesus Christ has for the church. God’s love never fails or gives up. Likewise, Christian marriage is intended to last a lifetime. However, sin and unfaithfulness cause some couples … Continue reading Marriage God’s Way
Just as death is part of life so judgment is part of death. What is the great hope of the Christian concerning judgment? All men are born into sin because of the sin nature inherited by Adam at the Fall in the Garden of Eden. Death is a part of life because all have sinned … Continue reading Life After Death (Christians)
The Parable of the Good Samaritan in Luke 10:25-37, is God’s way of illustrating to man the definition of true love. “The Parable teaches that authentic spiritual life is defined not by ethnic heritage but by love for God and others” (Strauss, 2007, p. 274). In the context of this scripture, the religious Jews weren’t … Continue reading The Good Samaritan
Our answer to this question defines what we think of God and salvation. If not answered correctly, it can leave us with a highly distorted view of God. When I first came to the Lord and started my journey through the Bible, I used to take scripture out of context and wrongly divide the truth. … Continue reading Once Saved, Always Saved?
The Book of Psalms is not just a collection of poetic songs about King David and other wise kings and figures. The Psalms are written for us to apply! "All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God … Continue reading Pray the Psalms
After reading Song of Songs, I realized that this text was made for the Bible so that we all could know what real love looks like. Knowing what real love is like in a faithful marriage is the second greatest example of God’s love for us. It’s vital that we are faithful in marriage because … Continue reading Wisdom of Love