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The first clear reference to a Messianic King in the Old Testament comes from 1 Samuel 2. In the introduction to the Book of Samuel, Hannah prays for a son to come from her barren womb. God answers her prayer, and she sings a psalm of praise in response.

Why did Jesus Christ rise from the dead and ascend into Heaven? This post is a chapter from Dr. Timothy Tennent’s book, 30 Questions: A Short...

Why did Jesus Christ suffer and die upon the cross? This post is a chapter from Dr. Timothy Tennent’s book, 30 Questions: A Short Catechism on...

What was the purpose of Jesus’ life and ministry? This post is a chapter from Dr. Timothy Tennent’s book, 30 Questions: A Short Catechism on the...

Why did God become a man in Jesus Christ? This post is a chapter from Dr. Timothy Tennent’s book, 30 Questions: A Short Catechism on...

Joel Osteen, pastor of Lakewood Church in Houston, recently created a stir when he publiclly identified presidential candidate Mitt Romney, and other practicing Mormons, as ‘brothers in Christ.’ This comes as a shock to some, because Mormon teaching, falls well outside the orthodox Christian faith. While we should strive to extend grace in all theological dialog, there comes a time when one must make truth claims concerning those things which are, and those which are not, essential to the Christian faith. What then are the essential, and distinctly Christian, beliefs about Jesus Christ? In this article we offer some suggestions.

You no longer have to go to church to hear about faith. We are constantly surrounded with talk of faith and belief. From Hollywood to popular music; professional sports to political campaigns; the language of faith is everywhere. And in each context, it seems to take an a new meaning. The problem, though, is that a word that can mean anything usually ends up meaning nothing. Pastor Matt O'Reilly reflects on what faith is and what it isn't.

  Could it be that the final words of Jesus, uttered from the cross, are widely misinterpreted? We find that Jesus' final cry in Matthew 27:46 is quoted from Psalm 22. Read more about the implications this carries we seek to understand Jesus' final words.