We say it all too often, “I’m too busy to read my Bible.” The problem with this is that our busy lives are not proof that we don’t have enough time to read the Bible. It is proof that we need to rest in His word all the more.
As a part of the eternal Trinity, the Holy Spirit has been involved in the world from before it even began. The Old Testament is rife with stories and examples of the Holy Spirit at work.
If someone were to ask you: “what is the most important thing in all of Christianity?” Considering everything the Bible teaches, in all its 66 books and 31,000 verses, what is it that matters the most?
The rest that Christ gives us is the rest of the Gospel. His perfect life, undeserved death, and glorious resurrection secure for us an eternal rest that we could never achieve. Christ freely gives us rest from sin, death, and hell, which was impossible through the law, while rest through a neglect of the law proved unfruitful as well.
This weekend we begin our study through Paul's Letter to the Philippians. The Letter was a written to the church in the city of Philippi in eastern Macedonia. Founded in 358-357 B.C. by Philip the Macedon, the father of Alexander the Great, Philippi was a well-placed city sitting in an area with rich natural resources and geographical value.
Money can be a touchy subject in anyone’s life, especially those in the church. The abuse of church finances and the mishandling of biblical texts concerning money both run rampant in the American church.
Should art be important to Christians? What place should art have in the Christian life? Is painting, music, film, television, literature and poetry a way of slowly bringing sin into the Christian life? Should Christians only focus on “religious things” and forget about art?
God’s existence is not hidden from us nor is it difficult to see. The Bible assumes from cover to cover that God exists. It’s an obvious truth. The problem is our response to that truth when we suppress it...