How come we treat our relationship with Christ as equal to the church or equal to the work we do at church? In fact, it may be more accurate to say, why do we treat Christ as LESS important than church? Didn’t Paul say in Phil 1:23 that departing this life and being with Christ […]
Main text: 2 Cor 11:1-15 About a year ago, we finished 1 Corinthians and took a break from our trek through the Bible to study the gospel of Matthew. Now, we are picking up where we left off and starting today, I will preach the next 7 weeks from 2 Corinthians. You may find it […]
Are you bearing fruit in your life? That’s the only way to know for sure if you are born again. Examine your desires. What do you desire most in life? What are you passionate about? Next, examine your choices. If you know Jesus personally, you have the ability to fight against your sinful nature and […]
So now we get to the tough question. Many claim to know what the grace of God is. Many say along with Paul — Thanks be to God, who delivers me through Jesus Christ our Lord! How can you tell a person who is not saved, who is still a slave to sin from a […]
I hope this biblical explanation doesn’t bore you because this is really important stuff. We tend to think of grace as a ‘better luck next time” pat on the back. You miss a game winning shot in basketball and your coach tells you, hey, you’ll score next game. Don’t give up. Keep trying. This idea […]
The second perspective suggests that Paul is illustrating in the first person present tense the struggle of someone who WANTS TO FOLLOW GOD but DOES NOT HAVE THE SPIRIT OF GOD LIVING IN THEM. Which was exactly Apostle Paul’s predicament before he met Jesus.