The coming of the Holy Spirit is a foretaste of the age to come, what theologians often call the “already/not yet” expression of God’s kingdom.
God knew we couldn’t be perfectly obedient to Him and follow all the rules, so He sent His Son, Jesus. Jesus' obedience was so complete that He even gave His life as a perfect sacrifice to pay the price for our disobedience.
The Bible reveals schemes the devil likes to deploy in his efforts to tempt us to sin. Knowing his favorite tactics help us keep alert and avoid his traps.
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Christ has formed the church, His bride, such that members need one another to function as a healthy body. We are to love that which Christ loves, including His church.
Just as the guilty Barabbas went free while Jesus was crucified, we who are in Christ by faith are pardoned from sin’s penalty because Jesus' work on the cross continues to pardon the guilty.
Hezekiah’s prayer in Isaiah 37 acknowledged his weakness and inability to do what only God could do. In humility, he desired to glorify God rather than pursue his own agenda.
What does it mean to bless the Lord? When Psalm 134 exhorts us to bless the Lord, we are encouraged to focus on our relationship with Him, our redeemer.
Noted pastor, author and Bible teacher Tony Evans couples the commandments found in Exodus 20:15-17 with Psalm 37 in a study of how allegiance to God fulfills our personal lives.
In Luke 19, those engaged in commerce in the temple angered Jesus because their work hindered people from coming to Him. In your personal walk with Jesus, are you attracting others to Him?