(1Pe 1:1-3) That God’s mercy is great toward us is proven by the fact that He designed a backup plan to save us if messed up the original plan. 1.1. (1-2a) = According to Peter, God’s plan to save people like us (to “elect” “exiles” like us – people previously w/o God’s mercy – i.e. […]
The chief dangers to Christianity do not come from anti-Christian systems. Nobody fears that Christianity will be swallowed up by Mohammedanism [or] Buddhism. It is corrupt forms of Christianity itself which menace the life of Christianity. Why make much of minor points of difference between those who serve the one Christ? Because a pure gospel […]
Luke 13:22-28 1) Only a few will be saved. 2) Wanting to go to heaven, or stay out of hell, is not enough. 3) Blood, sweat, and tears will be required. 4) The kingdom has closing hours and doesn’t accept credit.
I would assume that if you were to take a poll, most Americans (Christian or not) would tell you that if there is a God, then all people are welcome to Him (IOW: He loves everybody). And for the ones claiming to be Christian, the Scripture they would appeal to as their support wb (Joh […]
Hebrews 12:7-29; Psalm 15 Discipline or training in righteousness is required if we are to be holy and remain on Jesus’ Holy Mountain. Holiness (holy living/lifestyle), required for salvation (remaining on Jesus’ Holy Mountain), requires striving. The grace of God (is what places us on Jesus’ Holy Mountain), will be lost forever for those who […]
What is the relationship of good works to salvation? Today, there is large disagreement as to what the relationship of good works is to salvation. In other words, are such works necessary or optional to spending eternity in heaven? This brief study will answer this question by comparing/critiquing the views most common western views according […]
A) You can obey and go to hell. But you cannot believe and go to hell. vs B) You can believe and go to hell. But you cannot obey and go to hell.
Theme: REMEMBER THE GOSPEL! 2nd Peter represents the Apostle Peter’s 2nd epistle. Written shortly after the first, the distinguishing mark of this letter is not only its focus on the gospel, but its efficient and effective presentation. In this respect, Peter does two things. First, he reminds us of what the (true) gospel teaches (1:1-5), […]
12. Getting the Gospel Right means understanding the biblical doctrine of adoption.
Ephesians 2:4; Ephesians 5:25 God does not love the individual at the expense of His people. What does “loving His peolpe” look like? He freed us from our sin at great personal cost. He gave us new birth, a Spiritual Helper, His Holy Word, and a Family in the church.
The kingdom of God on Earth is the covenant community where God’s presence, power, people, precepts, provision, and salvific promises reside as the typological picture of it’s heavenly counterpart.
Marriage Covenant Theology: 1. The pattern of salvation 2. Justification 3. Baptism and the Holy Spirit
2 Peter 1 1. You will be dismissing a major focus in not only the ministry of Peter, but also Jesus and the Apostles. 2. You will be discounting the authority of Peter’s office. 3. You will be denying the divine support for Peter’s interpretation of the Christian Faith.
2 Peter 1:5-11 1. Eternal salvation requires more than just knowledge of Jesus Christ. 2. Christlike love requires more than just emotions or feelings. 3. Heavenly assurance requires more than just trust in the righteousness of Christ.
1. Jesus went to the cross to pay the penalty for our sins. 2. Jesus went to the cross to appease God’s wrath. 3. Jesus went to the cross to bring us back to God. 4. Jesus went to the cross to deliver us from slavery. 5. Jesus went to the cross to demonstrate God’s […]