Theology Tuesday – Inward Witness of the Holy Spirit

“Jesus loves me, this I know, for the Bible tells me so.” True, profound, unchanging….But, how does that work exactly? Read today’s article below about the Holy Spirit witness to our spirit about the truth and authenticity of the Scripture. Source: http://www.geocities.ws/gary_bee_za/packer/inward.htm “But you have an anointing from the Holy One, and all of you

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Theology Tuesday: Guilt

We’ve been freed from the prison of guilt, shame and fear, by the perfect life, substituonary death and victorious resurrection of Jesus.  So, why is it necessary to study to understand who God is and live the Christian life? We encourage you to read the article below as we continue to trek through basic theology

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Is it possible that one can look around and know there is a God? What do we call this? Today, as we continue our study through basic beliefs, please find J.I. Packer’s article below on what we call “General revelation” – that is, that God has clearly made himself known through all things seen and

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Theology Tuesday – Interpretation

Do you believe you can understand the Word of God? Or, is that just for the trained and educated? The answer is “yes” to the first and “no” to the second. Give me understanding, and I will keep your law and obey it with all my heart. PSALM 119:34 Source: http://www.geocities.ws/gary_bee_za/packer/interpretation.htm All Christians have a

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Theology Tuesday – Revelation

Starting this week, as we go through 2018’s Theology Tuesdays, we will be tackling a major topic each week about basic theology.  These are written by longtime pastor J.I. Packer and are from his book “Concise Theology.” We pray you will take time to read through these and grow in your understanding of God, His

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Theology Tuesday: 4 Christian Principles for Making New Year’s Resolutions

As we enter the first full week of 2018, many of us will be making resolutions.  What are some biblical principles for doing so? We’d encourage you to look over this article by Burk Parsons (pasted fully below) as you do this. Source: https://www.ligonier.org/blog/4-christian-principles-making-new-years-resolutions/ The nineteen-year-old Jonathan Edwards knew his weaknesses and was aware of

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Theology Tuesday – Christmas in Time

Source: http://www.ligonier.org/learn/devotionals/christmas-time-and-space/ “In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered. This was the first registration when Quirinius was governor of Syria. And all went to be registered, each to his own town” (vv. 1–2). – Luke 2:1–7 Over the centuries, a number of extrabiblical traditions have become part

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Theology Tuesday – Awaiting His Return

How does Jesus’ first coming relate to His second coming? Are there any similarities?  This week, enjoy this article from Burk Parsons of Ligonier Ministries as we continue to celebrate the coming of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Source: http://www.ligonier.org/learn/articles/awaiting-his-return/ There is a widespread fascination with the end of the world. Throughout history, we

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Theology Tuesday – Prophecies about Jesus

Every promise of Scripture will be kept, every prophecy fulfilled, every right rewarded, every sin punished, every judgment executed. On that vein, please see below for a great overview article about Old Testament prophecy and why it is important. Source: http://www.mtio.com/articles/aissar36.htm “Messianic prophecies” are those words of the Old Testament prophets that speak about God’s

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