James writes to the 12 tribes scattered abroad with a strong exhortation. He has all kinds of things to hit them on, from persevering in trial to helping the poor to maintaining good works. One of James' favorite targets in this letter is the rich.
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…
Should we say “Christ died so that sinners might come to him”? Or, “Christ died for sinners”? Did Christ’s work on the cross make it possible for sinners to come to God? Or did Christ’s work on the cross actually reconcile sinners to God? In other words, does the death of Jesus Christ make us save-able or does it make us saved?
Question for you: What does God require of you? Can you call to mind all the various commands from Genesis to Revelation? I bet you can't. That's way too much. Let's simplify it a bit: What does God require of people in the OT? I've heard there are 613 commandments in the law, though I confess I've never counted.
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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?