Many in the world consider the gospel to be foolish, and that has been true since the first century, according the words of Paul in 1 Corinthians. Fortunately for those who put their faith in the gospel, the wisdom of the world fails, and the wisdom of the Spirit, the true wisdom that comes from God and is seen in his plans, will stand forever.
As we prepare to talk about worship in giving next Sunday, we take a few minutes this morning to talk about what God has given us through the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
There are some passages in God’s Word that we often read quickly without giving too much attention. Romans 1:1-6, Paul’s introduction to that letter, is one such passage. But there is a deep theological richness to the words with which Paul began his letter, and in this lesson and one to follow, we will examine some things about these six verses.
The Gospel of Jesus Christ is the greatest news that has ever been heard. It is central to the life of a Christian, and must be our focus in all that we do. Paul appreciated how the Philippian church was involved in the spreading of the gospel, and he gives instruction to live as those who have been called by the gospel.
The gospel is a wonderful thing, and in the gospel is the power of salvation. God has given us a charge to preach that blessed gospel. Can we, along with Paul, say that we are not ashamed?
We are bombarded with various offers every day, and many of them we will simply ignore because they mean nothing to us. But there is one offer, the offer of God’s grace through Jesus Christ that we must be sure not to ignore. The consequences of refusing to accept that offer are far too great
In this evening lesson, we continue examining the five core doctrines of Calvinism, focusing on the third part of the TULIP acronym, Limited Atonement. Through this lesson, we hope to demonstrate that Christ died to give all people the opportunity to be saved, and to teach anything different robs the gospel of it’s power to save (Rom. 1:16)