Whether for new or seasoned believers, a Bible study offers key elements that make up a believer’s walk on earth from the fellowship to the study of the Scriptures. Here are vital pointers from one guy to another to help you get out of the way and make the most of your time.
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R.C. Sproul once said that Jonathan Edwards’ monumental Freedom of the Will (1754) stands as “the most important theological work ever published in America.” Such high praise is indicative of Edwards’ genius and his ability to speak with relevance to the church.
Although evangelism is commonly discussed by many church leaders, there is reason for concern if you pay close attention to how many are explaining it. Let’s look at three of the most common and crucial mistakes as seen by how so many well-meaning Christians actually share the gospel message.
What if we were able to know the truth about God and how He relates to us? We looked at misconceptions about God being grumpy, as well as the undeniable truth that God is happy. So to wrap up, let’s get clear on how our righteousness before him actually works out.
What if we were able to know the truth about God and how He relates to us? We finished looking at the misconceptions that lead us to believe God is grumpy, but now what if you’re told we serve an undeniably happy God? Even in our sin and his grief, he is happy.
We “sit down” with friend and brother of faith, David Qaoud, to discuss life and his journey into his theological views, his free e-book he wrote, “6 Things You Didn’t Know About John Calvin”, and some thoughts on the reformed theology resurgence among young men.
In a world of intolerance to anything that claims exclusive truth, we must revive and give appeal to the work of scholasticism to the glory of God. As Daniel points out, we have much to learn from the holistic approach of the historical puritan and reformation thinkers and their sharp focus on theology in education.
As Christians we do have to wrestle with ourselves and others to understand hard truths. One of these truths is that our God is jealous. He claims this adamantly. So how can this be if for us as humans, the same God says jealousy is a sin?
Our God is King and Lord. He is in control and sovereign over all things, even the salvation and suffering of His saints. This is a difficult truth for some, yet it is a foundational truth for fully understanding and appreciating the gospel story.
Is God grumpy? Many believe so – but it couldn’t be farther from the truth. The foundation of the Gospel is God’s Trinitarian happiness. The gospel is good news because God is infinitely happy in Himself as Father, Son, and Spirit.
Do you believe the Christian life can be lived alone? Lance makes a biblical case for why, if you are a Christian, you will be a member of a local church. No exceptions. Do you agree? What’s your experience with this?