Through the grace of God, we are able to have our sins forgiven at the waters of baptism and receive the Holy Spirit (Acts 2:38). Most Christians understand the idea of having our sins forgiven, but how much do we know about the second part of Peter’s declaration?
If discipling relationships have Christ-likeness, or transformation, as their goal, are we using all available means to accomplish this task? Is it possible that in our efforts to practice what God has commanded, we have overlooked something?
To Jews and Christians alike, Abraham is regarded as “the father of the faith” –and rightly so. Yet this giant of faith wasn’t born faithful; he didn’t grow up in a Jewish home. On the contrary, during Abraham’s earliest years, he was exposed to pagan religions.
In my first ministry job, I was one of several ministers on the staff of a local church. The main pulpit preacher was using terminology and concepts that were strange to my ears, which was significant, since I had just graduated from a very intense two year ministry training school
What a beautiful Messianic Psalm. It carries a divine, Davidic message to mankind; The Messiah is coming to rule over us. He is worthy of our worship! "Prayer for Boldness" from Acts 4:25 is based on this Psalm's opening text. Here is a short exposition and a vocal arrangement for your personal reflection on Christ's majesty.
This past midweek I had the opportunity to share about the upcoming Jewish
High Holy Days. For anyone interested in the meaning of these special ancient
feasts and their relevance to us today, here are some of the highlights. Its a
study that I hope will encourage you.