In Galatians, Paul argues that you can recognize the gospel by its substance, source and result. Its substance is a full understanding of the cross of Christ. Its source is divine revelation. Its result is freedom from bondage to sin.
In his letters to the Thessalonians, Paul teaches a young church facing persecution how to live between the first and second coming of Christ.
No more wandering toward the altar. Here’s a better way to get from single to married.
After the Sermon on the Mount, Matthew focuses our attention on the miracles of Jesus. Having shown us that Jesus speaks with the authority of God, Matthew now shows us that Jesus also acts with the authority of God, by performing miracles only God can perform. The miracles confront us with the question: will we believe Jesus is who he says he is?
We know we need real rest and we know the answer is Sabbath. But what is the Sabbath? Why does God command it? When do we enjoy it? And how can we rest when so much work remains to be done?
Hebrews says each of us is running a race designed for us by God. We are not on random paths subject to the winds of change and the pitfalls of our own mistakes. Our race course is personally set by God to result in both His glory and our good. If you’re still breathing, the race is not yet over and you have a calling yet to fulfill.
Habakkuk teaches us how to move from worry to worship and from fear to faith no matter what our circumstances.
Matthew gives us one of the earliest records of the teaching of Jesus. His gospel is famous not only for his use of the Old Testament, but also for recording 5 sermons of Jesus, including the Sermon on the Mount. Placed first in the New Testament, Matthew’s gospel provides the necessary continuity between the Old and New Testament.
Dr. Erika Moore is a Professor of Old Testament and Academic Dean at Trinity School for Ministry. She is also one of my favorite teachers, especially when she teaches on the Old Testament.
Both Jesus and the Apostle Paul give extraordinary importance to the giving of the Holy Spirit. Why? In this series we’ll look study a variety of passages with the goal of understanding who the Holy Spirit is and why he is something we need.