The Bible presents the essential dignity and nobility of humanity—a view that goes against the utilitarianism common today.
t is true, and important, to assert that the Bible itself holds to its own abiding reliability and authority, due to its divine inspiration (2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:19-21). But we live in a world of skepticism, and even antagonism, toward the Scriptures. In this arena of ideas, Christians need to be able to articulate the reasons why, with good reason, we hold to Scripture’s reliability and accuracy.
“The king is dead. Long live the king.” -The pronouncement made at the death of a monarch. When a monarch dies the people rightfully proclaim: “The king is dead. Long live the king.” The two statements go together by commemorating the death of the king while also acknowledging the importance, and the beginning, of the new monarch. Together the two … Read More
As churches grow, and in our day expand to multiple sites, the dynamics of “culture keeping” are becoming more critical than ever.
As ministers, we want our people to experience spiritual growth. We long to see them draw close to God and practice a rich, compelling faith.
Want to know the key passages where Paul discusses justification or his advice on dealing with governmental authorities or food offered to idols?
The preacher must resist the natural urge to rely on their own strength, wisdom, creativity, and charisma. Instead, the preacher must recognize the inherent power available in God’s Word.
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