Christ In Scripture
Spreading the fame of Christ among those who don’t know him and making him more honored and adored among those who do.
Throughout history misguided religion has been the source of much evil in the world. We find strange, questionable, or fruitless practices even among Christians. Is there such a thing as pure religion? The Bible says that there is, and it's described in James 1:27.
Is your name written in God’s book of life? If so, you are blessed beyond measure. You will live forever. How do you know if your name is there? Jesus tells us.
The parable of the prodigal son is perhaps the most touching of Jesus’ parables. It's the story of a wayward son and his reconciliation with his father. Jesus told it to illustrate how a sinful person is reconciled to God. But it just rebellious and irresponsible people that need to hear this? Or does the story relate to everyone?
Many Christians stay away from the subject of predestination because they see it as controversial and think that discussing it only leads to disagreement and conflict. Others put it into the "things I will not understand until heaven" category. But predestination is an important Christian doctrine and a great consolation to believers if understood correctly. So, what is predestination in the Bible?
Most of us know what patience is, even though we might not have much of it ourselves. We all really appreciate it when someone is patient with us. But for some reason we have a hard time remembering to be patient with others. Who is someone we can hold up as the supreme example of patience? Our Creator of course.
To some people, the teachings of Jesus and those of the apostle Paul don’t always agree. Critics of the Bible and of the Christian faith like to point out what they see as glaring differences. Even solid believers are known to gravitate toward the teachings of either Jesus or Paul. But are Jesus and Paul really at odds? Is there a conflict between the two?
The word elect generates a lot of discussion and debate in the Christian church. Both Jesus and the apostles use the term in their teachings. So, who are the elect in the New Testament? The term “chosen” is used even more in the Bible. Are the elect and the chosen the same?
Prayer is such an important part of our relationship with God. But is there a right way to pray? Can prayer be misguided? If so, what can we use as a guide? Let's look at how Jesus taught his disciples to pray to our Father.
The gospel is the good news to the condemned and sinful. Those who believe it are acquitted of their guilt before God and set free! But how can God set free those who are clearly guilty of sin? There must be a fair and just basis for the acquittal. We learn the answer from the gospel story itself—that Jesus Christ was our substitute.
Teachings and Resources for Those Seeking God
“Those who come to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who diligently seek him.” …(Hebrews 11:6)