Theology


20
Jan 2009

First, I'm told by Paul (in Romans) that if I say out loud "Jesus is Lord", I'll be saved. However, Jesus Himself clearly says that not everyone who calls Him LORD will be saved, but that many will (on the Day of Judgment) approach Him, calling Him LORD, and (many) will not be saved! There certainly appears to be a disconnect, and I would agree that taking the two verses, as they are presented here, doesn't provide much in the way of unity and compatibility - how then will we understand this?...

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17
Jan 2009

As we go through life, listening well to God can make all the difference in how we make the journey. We are faced with decisions everyday – and we need to know how, as Christians, we should make those decisions....

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14
Jan 2009

You doubtless remember many figures from history, Socrates, Plato, Albert Einstein, George Washington, the list goes on. These individuals, who influenced nations or impacted the world, are remembered because of the impact that of their lives. Jesus, who more than any one other person changed the face of world history, is remembered not so much for His life but for His death! Why do you suppose that is? Why is Christ's death any more interesting than Socrates, or Plato, or Einstein, or Mr. Washington's? What does the bible mean when it states that......

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12
Jan 2009

Some people see becoming a Christian as a blind leap of faith – the type of faith that would be needed in expecting a car to run on the usual contents of a potty chair. There is indeed a step of faith required. However, it is not a blind leap of faith, but a step of faith based on firm historical evidence. Tonight, we are going to examine some of that historical evidence....

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09
Jan 2009

As one of Christ's apostles, John spoke authoritatively about the truth of the Incarnation, a message his doubting readers needed after hearing false teachers deny the full divinity and humanity of Christ. John reaffirmed the core of Christianity, saying that either we evidence the sound doctrine, obedience, and love that characterize all Christians, or else we are not true Christians. When all the basics of faith are in operation, we not only know joy but can live a holy life and be reassured of salvation – even though we are still far......

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08
Jan 2009

This scripture admonishes us to "lead the life that the Lord has assigned" us. We are to lead this life by keeping the "commands of God" regardless of what condition we were called. In a society where the vast majority of people buy into the philosophy that "the grass is always greener on the other side", it is important for those in God's flock to pay attention to where He leads....

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06
Jan 2009

There is a humorous old tale that speaks of a man who died and upon arriving in heaven faced the angel Gabriel at heaven's gates. The angel said, "Here's how it works. You need a hundred points to make it into heaven. You tell me all the good things you have done, and I will give a certain number of points for each of them. The more good there is in the work that you cite, the more points you will get for it. When you get to a hundred points, you......

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06
Jan 2009

We would state that the biblical basis for developing small groups within, and under the headship of, the church is that God intends for us, the saints, to do the work of the ministry as we are equipped and encouraged by our pastors and teachers....

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05
Jan 2009

This letter warns against those who have infiltrated our church, perverting the grace of God and denying Christ. Jude provides us with a number of biblical examples, and then urges those true men of faith to persevere in Godliness and love....

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31
Dec 2008

Sin is defined in relationship with the moral law of God. Your experience will testify that sin brings about destructive consequences in your own life and the lives of others who are affected by your sin. But in the deepest sense, as a failure to conform to God’s moral law, it is more than just painful or destructive, it is wrong in the deepest sense of the word....

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