This time, the emphasis is on a very important verse that is found in the Epistle to the Hebrews, Hebrews 11:6 — “And it is impossible to please God without faith. Anyone who wants to come to him must believe that God exists and that he rewards those who sincerely seek him.” From Crosswalk.com……………….
When you start to count them up, there are a surprising number of things in the Bible that come in tens. This article from Patheos runs through a good number of them. From Christian Crier………………….
Although the Apostle Paul had a special, unique assignment of suffering for the Gospel from Jesus, yet all believers can learn from Paul’s sufferings when we face our own set of sufferings and trials. This article discusses this is some depth. Here is a tidbit: “Paul proclaimed a message of hope in the midst of hopelessness. He knew that God never loses his bearings, no matter how bad things may seem, and that God would not promise what he could not do. And God did as he said, for God sovereignly controls all of life’s storms. He can–and ultimately will–see his people safely through even the worst storms.” From Core Christianity………………
This article does a really good job of providing an overview of Ephesians 1, and especially digging into the important topic of the election — or choosing — of God of those who He will redeem. This is one of the possible ways to read this passage, but I feel there is a lot of merit to it. From Crossway.org………………..
In the beginning of his second epistle, the Apostle Peter lists a set of traits and skills that all mature believers should aspire to acquire. This article discusses those as admirable goals. From Jim Erwin………..
This article takes a thorough look at a very important topic in both the Old and New Testaments — God’s promise to Abraham (and by extention, to his spiritual seed). Here is a tidbit: “The Abrahamic Covenant is remarkable in its disclosure of how God will move from an otherwise insignificant band of Semitic peoples, to a land in turmoil, to a nation, to a spiritual realization of the covenant that will bring forth the Messiah, and descendants of Abraham that include the entire world.” From Crosswalk.com…………………….
John wrote his Gospel with a specific plan in mind to illustrate how Jesus was and is the Son of God. And one of those plans wass to focus on seven “sign” miracles that Jesus performed to show His deity. Some good insights from Place for Truth…………
In the Old Testament, the Israelites were separated by their sin from direct access to God. But in the New Testament, with the death and resurrection of Christ, the way is open to God for all believers. From Two Journeys…………………..
This article takes the action verbs found in Galatians 6 to demonstrate what the Apostle Paul wanted the churches to do and be like. Some great advice! From New Wineskins……..
If you think the people in Paul’s day believed all kinds of strange things unlike us educated and cultured people in the 21st century…..well, look again. That is why Paul’s instructions to the Corinthians then may even may be more important now! From Crosswalk.com…….