Sometimes a distorted view of God Himself can become an idol, if we replace the true and living God with a god more in keeping with our own imaginations.
Jesus was human and because Jesus was a human, he needed to be empowered from day one with and by the Holy Spirit. If this is true, then it is true that you and I need the Holy Spirit even more so.
Watch this Seven Minute Seminary by Dr. Virginia Holeman as she makes the connection between the trinitarian God of Christianity and the process of healing and sanctification for all person.
Christians are not simply baptized by faith, we are baptized into a faith, i.e., into the blessed fellowship of all the redeemed. Learn more about the meaning of baptism in this blog post.
Around chapter 3 in the Letter to the Hebrews, the author begins what may be considered the formal argument that attempts to persuade and encourage the Christians to remain in their faith.
Hebrews 2 in particular helps fill in some of the areas left open in Paul's exposition of the gospel. The chapter begins with the first of the warning passages in this letter.
The Letter to the Hebrews is a long sermon written to encourage Christians facing adversity.
We often think of the vastness of God’s grace, but equally staggering to contemplate are the consequences of drifting away from him.
From the very moment God started to create to the moment that Christ will bring his eternal kingdom, Jesus is God’s last Word for the universe.
God will not allow us to bask in some warm, fuzzy glow that does not face reality. If we choose to live without God, his shalom is an impossibility.