What is the #1 enemy of unity? How is the creation mandate fulfilled in the Church? In what way does Acts 2 portray a reversal of Babel and the original division of languages? We hope the following audio sermon provides the answers to these questions and more.
The book of Acts should be considered the second volume in a two-volume set. This point is often overlooked due to the arrangement of the New Testament cannon wherein the Gospel of John is placed between the two volumes.
Consider the following points:
Here is a free PDF version of Brother Ron Courter's helpful study on the book of Ecclesiastes. If you get a chance, drop him a line to thank him for his work and making it available.
All my life I have heard the story of the crucifixion taught and assumed I had an accurate understanding of the suffering Christ endured. I was surprised to learn that some of what I thought I knew was actually false. I encourage you to take some time and consider the following presentation with an open mind. May we ever strive to fully appreciate the incredible price that was payed at Calvary for our redemption and live a life of gratitude as an expression of thanks.
Life is tough. Sometimes it doesn’t make sense. For a while things roll along just fine, and then out of nowhere tragedy follows tragedy. Life overwhelms.
One preacher put it this way. “Cheer up! Things could always get worse. So, sure enough, I cheered up and things got worse!”
Exodus 6:2-8 is a declaration of God uttered in the form of a poem. The poem consists of two stanzas (vv. 3- 6a, and vv. 6c-8d). Each stanza consists of three strophes. The three strophes of each stanza are meant to develop the theme of the stanza of which they are a part. There are also three refrains. (vv. 2c, 6b, and 8e) that begin, connect, and end the stanzas.
Bible geography is much like Bible poetry in that they are both greatly neglected in the studies of most Christians. Geography and topography are considered boring endeavors with little reward compared to other areas of study. In a society of instant gratification, studies in Bible geography are found wanting.
For those interested in an in-depth study of the reliability of the Gospels, we highly recommend the following series of four lectures by Timothy McGrew. The lectures are fascinating, challenging, enlightening, and faith building. God's infallible Word is an amazing thing and Mr. McGrew does an excellent job introducing a few of the millions of fascinating gems found therein.
What is the Shema and why does it matter? Would you believe me if I told you the Shema was the most important verse in the Old Testament? Not only that, but the Shema defined the relationship between Yahweh and both Israelites and Christians. If the Shema is such a crucial passage of Scripture, shouldn't we know what it is and what it teaches? Open up your Bible and follow along as we study this foundational topic together.
Exodus En Masse
In Luke 9:30-31, while presenting the scene of transfiguration, the writer notes both the presence of Moses and Elijah on that occasion along with a glimpse into the conversation they shared with the Lord:
The word rendered “decease” would be better rendered “Exodus”. This better rendering is more clearly understood when the transfiguration scene as a whole is considered in light of the first Exodus.
is an evangelist of the Church of Christ in Arlington, Texas.