As Christians, we are to walk as those who are wise, not as the unwise. As Paul writes in Ephesians 5, we walk in wisdom by being good stewards of the time God has given us, being Spirit filled, and submitting ourselves to one another.
God’s plan for redeeming mankind was in place long before Christ came. Through the family of Abraham, through the son of the promise Isaac, all the nations would be blessed. In one instance, Abraham’s faith was tested, and God reaffirmed the covenant with the patriarch.
In this short lesson, we take a look at a few things from the story of the tower of Babel, noticing the peoples’ pride, their presumption, and their punishment by God.
Usually we balk at the idea of a preacher not using any Scripture in his sermon, as well we should. But there is at least one example of the apostle Paul preaching a sermon without referencing any Scripture. It’s his sermon to the Areopagus in Acts 17, and though he teaches Scriptural truth, he doesn’t quote any Biblical texts as he presents the truth to idolatrous philosophers.
I’ve come to realize in recent months that the former title of this page, “Give Me the Bible,” caused some confusion to some people. I had a number of people asking if I gave away Bibles, which I do not have the means to do. Others have confused this page with a popular program of the same name. So I’ve been thinking of changing the name to hopefully curtail that confusion. So, going forward this page is going to be known as “Keep Christ in the Christian,” based on Gal. 2:20, that Christ is living in the one who has been crucified with Christ. Nothing else is going to change (except I want to write more).
I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me. Gal 2:20 NKJV
As Christians we are children of light, and we must walk (behave) as such. We are to flee the works of darkness and expose them, as well as pursuing what is pleasing to God in all things.
While there is a great deal of discussion about some aspects of the Holy Spirit’s work, there are other things that are quite clear in Scripture. Together we will answer three questions. Who is the Spirit? What did He do in the past? What does He do in the church today?