What the majority of people – most especially those claiming to be Christian, think is not the litmus test for truth. The most important things (things which will have the greatest impact on your life and others) can be the hardest or least desirable (IOW: quitting is not an option simply bc something hurts). […]
Two Questions Regarding the Resurrection of Jesus Christ – Part 1
1. Why do we believe the resurrection and why is it so important? 2. Why do so many reject it?
Why Paul Was A Christian – Part 4
Acts 17:16-32 represents the discourse Paul delivered to the Athenians at Mars Hill (or the “Areopagus”). In it, we find a total of three reasons Paul chose Christianity (though other religions/viewpoints did exist). And they (along w/the resurrection) sb the same reasons you and I are Christians (today): 1. Because all people are religious whether […]
How The Resurrection Defines the Christian Life
1. The Resurrection is why God’s people now meet on Sunday for corporate worship. 2. The Resurrection established the church as the only way to now have a tangible, loving relationship with Jesus. 3. The Resurrection makes faithful obedience to all of God’s commands an expectation rather than simply an obligation. 4. The goal in […]
Philippians 3:1-11; 1 Corinthians 15:12-19 Paul is talking about 1) avoiding those Jewish Christians who teach that gaining justification requires becoming a Jew. Such righteousness is now gained by ALL through simple faith in Christ. 2) about maintaining a life which attains to our own resurrection from the dead.