'Scriptures' Tagged Posts

'Scriptures' Tagged Posts

SPIRITUAL GROWTH

The central teaching of the Bible is that we are declared not guilty in God’s sight for the sake of Jesus our Substitute who lived, died and rose for us.  This “justification” of sinners is a done deal.  Paid in full. Finished. This gospel or good news of pardon is ours to personally enjoy when the Holy Spirit brings us to faith in Christ.   But something else happened…

“NO CONDEMNATION”

In Christ’s own description of the sheep and goats before His throne of judgment in Matthew 25, and in Paul’s words in 2 Corinthians 5 in which he says that “we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ,” we have the plain teaching of the Bible that we are accountable to God.   This is the terrifying preaching of the law.  God is utterly serious about every word…

WHATEVER HAPPENED TO HELL?

On July 16th 1741 Jonathan Edwards preached what some have called the most famous sermon in American history:  Sinners In The Hands Of An Angry God.  Moans and cries rose from his New England congregation as he graphically depicted the horrors of eternal damnation. By way of contrast in our century, the late “possibility thinking” preacher, Robert Schuller, once bragged…

BACK TO THE BIBLE!

There is a neat line in the 17th chapter of Acts:  “Now the Bereans were of more noble character than the Thessalonians, for they received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures every day to see if what Paul said was true.” The Bereans are of a more noble character, says the Bible, not by nature, for we are all dead in sin and enemies of God by…

LESSONS FROM THE TRANSFIGURATION

On this Sunday before the start of the Lenten season, the Church has always tipped its hat to the account of Christ’s transfiguration.   The Gospel of Matthew says that Jesus took Peter, James and John up a high mountain by themselves.  “There He was transfigured before them.  His face shone like the sun, and His clothes became as white as the light.  Just then there…
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