September 28, 2014
How can we rightly evaluate a ministry? What is the correct measure of a ministry? We must minister a cross-centered message in a cross-centered way. The Wisdom of God (vv. 6–12) Spiritual wisdom is from God (vv. 6, 8, 9). Spiritual wisdom is a mystery (v. 7). Spiritual wisdom is imparted by the Holy Spirit (vv. 10–12). […]
September 28, 2014
Our faith must rest in Christ alone (v. 5). Neither eloquence (v. 1), competence (v. 2), nor compelling reasoning (v. 4) are able to save.
September 26, 2014
Jesus’ followers have trials. But Jesus is worthy of our trust. We must persevere in faith in Jesus Christ. We persevere because Christ is preserving us.
September 25, 2014
What should we do? All people should honor the Son as they honor the Father (John 5:23). If God is infinite, and He is, one sin on our part against Him is an infinite sin, and that infinite sin demands an infinite payment. An angel cannot give an infinite payment. A mere man cannot give […]
September 14, 2014
Obedience to Christ does not mean we always avoid hardship, but it means we never walk alone. Paul was bold under fire, and God used him to deliver a powerful message. Part 1
August 31, 2014
The more danger that awaited Jesus and then Paul, the more they were set on going to their destination. Along the way, God’s Spirit spoke through God’s vessels about the impending hardships that Paul would face. Was The Lord sending the apostle mixed signals, or thoroughly preparing him for difficulties ahead?
August 24, 2014
Jesus’ example of shepherding sets the standard for church leadership today. Paul’s instruction on tending to the flock is just as important today as it was to his first century audience. Part 1 Part 2
July 6, 2014
Gospel comfort: Jesus’ coming judgment is a reminder that he has saved us from sin and death. It is a message of our certain victory and vindication in Christ. Gospel motivation: Jesus’ salvation calls us to live Christlike lives. It is a call to fight sin: unbelief, selfishness, and despair. Jesus has saved us from God’s […]
June 8, 2014
God doesn’t always send us to easy fields, but he never sends us alone or insufficiently provided. Christ goes with us, strengthening us for every task.
June 1, 2014
Jesus had promised that the Holy Spirit would be given and “be with you forever” (John 14:15). Jesus called his disciples to abide in him (John 15:4–5). Now he prays for them to be preserved. It is comforting that he never leaves his own, for he is “in” us now and we will be with […]