What is the Gospel: Christ Was Buried

What is the Gospel: Christ Was Buried

When highlighting major points about the Gospel story, why does Paul mention specifically that Christ “was buried”? The burial is not mentioned as merely incidental information but as one of Paul’s primary points of emphasis. In today’s post, Part 2 of our series, we...
What is the Gospel? Christ Died for Our Sins

What is the Gospel? Christ Died for Our Sins

When we hear, “Christ died for our sins,” most of us probably assume we understand what that means. We think the phrase needs no explanation. But I’ve come to realize, what I thought it meant for Jesus to die for our sins was not an understanding rooted in Scripture....
What is the Gospel: Introduction

What is the Gospel: Introduction

What is the Gospel? How would you summarize it? I’m afraid the way we typically define and summarize the Gospel is far different than the the apostles. Over the next few weeks, I want to share with you what I believe is the biblical summary of the Gospel. Today, I...
Spiritual Things NOT More Important Than Physical Things

Spiritual Things NOT More Important Than Physical Things

A paradigm shift happens when you change or correct an assumption on which other conclusions are based. Most Christians, for instance, assume spiritual things are more important than physical things. Do you hold that assumption? If so, there are probably many other...
What is the Kingdom of God? – Understanding Jesus

What is the Kingdom of God? – Understanding Jesus

One of the most important themes of Jesus’ ministry is the theme of “kingdom.” Matthew uses the phrase, “kingdom of heaven,” while Mark and Luke prefer the term, “kingdom of God.” Almost everything Jesus taught revolved around the idea of the kingdom, but many of us...
Romans 13 Re-Examined: When to DISOBEY the Government

Romans 13 Re-Examined: When to DISOBEY the Government

This is a follow up to a post I wrote in February, “Romans 13 Re-Examined: Obey the Government.” That post left a lot of questions unanswered and evoked a lot of discussion. The thing I regret about that post is that I did not adequately address the question of...

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