Jesus has followers. The Bible calls them disciples. The prince of the power of the air has followers too (Eph. 2:1-3).
In false Christianity churches try to reconstitute the old covenant temple experience. Dressed in robes a priest stands at the altar. Incense burns. A choir sings. But Christ has introduced a new covenant (Heb. 13:9-16).
Newlyweds may be surprised to learn that marriage doesn’t erase all conflict, that relational friction is completely natural. New Christians may be surprised to learn that conflict in the church is also to be expected. Preachers, elders, and saints sometimes make each other sad (Heb. 13:7, 17, 24).
We have been called to preach, to Proclaim Gods word and to bring souls to Christ, that is our mission as Christians. We see three things that Ezekiel is told by God that are a source of Encouragement to us to help us with our mission.
A growing congregation showers young people with attention and encouragement. This is a good thing. But elderly people sometimes feel forgotten or even useless. Daniel’s experience forces us to see advanced age in a new light (Dan. 6:1-24).
Paul teaches that in mixed-gender assemblies of the church, women are to dress modestly and submit to male leadership (1 Tim. 2:8-15). But should the modern church take his message on this point seriously? Don’t his instructions merely reflect the sexist culture of his times?
Persecution tempted the recipients of Hebrews to drift away from Jesus. Flirting with this temptation always has a corrupting influence on Christian conduct (Heb. 13:1-6). Hebrews 13 Let brotherly love continue. 2 Do not forget to entertain strangers, for by so doing some have unwittingly entertained angels. 3 Remember the prisoners as if chained with…
2 Kings 5 2 And the Syrians had gone out on raids, and had brought back captive a young girl from the land of Israel. She waited on Naaman’s wife. 3 Then she said to her mistress, “If only my master were with the prophet who is in Samaria! For he would heal him of his…
Ananias of Damascus asked Saul, “Why do you wait? Rise and be baptized, and wash away your sins” (Acts 22:16). Saul obeyed without delay. Why do so many others hesitate?
The oldest psalm in the biblical collection is a prayer written by Moses (Ps. 90:1-17). He soberly considers the brevity of life and asks God for wisdom to live his few years well.