The Lord Jesus was an extraordinary storyteller and was able to take parables and use them in a way that they drove home one point, yet also drew the audience in, then flipped it to expose the human pompousness. He used them to expose wrong thinking. This is a familiar story that is so often misused and misapplied ...
All authority has been given to me; therefore go and make disciples…
The Gospel: Four Vital Facts for Your Consideration
You are reading this as a result of God’s grace and providential care. We here in the United States are highly blessed by God. Perhaps the greatest of these blessings is our access to the Holy Scriptures. Let us not, however, be as ancient Israel who ignored and despised God’s goodness. The goodness of God is for a purpose…
We have been journeying through this book for a while. To understand the meaning behind this Scripture, we need to be reminded that Paul is addressing God's miracle people. Now we are a saved people, a rescued people. a redeemed people, a born-again people...
I have really enjoyed speaking about the personal interactions that Jesus had, that's what brought me here. And also reflecting on the nature of Scripture. The story of the rich man and Lazarus is really a story about the Pharisees, the personal interactions that Jesus had with the Pharisees that led to this powerful, fascinating parable. He is rebuking them and exposing them through the use of this parable.
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No Christian can avoid theology. Every Christian is a theologian. Perhaps not theologian in the technical or professional sense, but a theologian nevertheless. The issue for Christians is not whether we are going to be theologians but whether we are going to be good theologians or bad ones.
The beauty of the gospel is that when the church is absolutely different from the world, she invariably attracts it.
God’s grace does not find men fit for salvation, but makes them so.
Who knows the extent to which we would give in to sin, were we to be given a guarantee of immunity from discovery and exposure?