Kept In The Dark

“We can’t beat an enemy we don’t understand. The more we know about their motivations, tactics, and training and experience the better we can predict what they’ll do in situations. If they’ve been successful, we need to know why and how and with what. More important than that we need to understand why they’re notContinue reading “Kept In The Dark”

The Perfect Storm

(ESV) “In the first year of Belshazzar king of Babylon, Daniel saw a dream and visions of his head as he lay in his bed. Then he wrote down the dream and told the sum of the matter. Daniel declared, “I saw in my vision by night, and behold, the four winds of heaven wereContinue reading “The Perfect Storm”

Concerning Spiritual: (17) In Part

“Love never fails. But whether there are prophecies, they will fail; whether there are tongues, they will cease; whether there is knowledge, it will vanish away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part. But when that which is perfect has come, then that which is in part will be done away.When IContinue reading “Concerning Spiritual: (17) In Part”

Concerning Spiritual: (16)

We’ve come a ways with this study on “Concerning Spiritual.” And I’ll continue it through 1 Corinthians chapter fourteen. Why? Because so much of this has been lost in the church. Jesus restored the knowledge of the gifts of the Spirit to the church, but the church has largely turned a blind eye. In theseContinue reading “Concerning Spiritual: (16)”

Concerning Spiritual: (15) Manifestations of The Spirit in Ministry Gifts

In our last lesson, we found we are all individual members in the body of Christ. Each one of us has something unique to offer, our own special place, and all are equally important. Paul continues this thought in verse twenty-seven: “Now you are the body of Christ, and members individually” (1 Corinthians 12:27). ButContinue reading “Concerning Spiritual: (15) Manifestations of The Spirit in Ministry Gifts”

The Conduit To God’s Power

How do we get God’s power into our lives? There must be a way! If not, then every time God does something it’s by His own sovereignty. But we know that can’t be the case. Why? Because we accept Jesus as our savior by our own will. If God was doing everything by His ownContinue reading “The Conduit To God’s Power”

By His Wound We Were Healed

“He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed” (1 Peter 2:24, EVS, emphasis mine). “But he was pierced for our transgressions;he was crushed for our iniquities;upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace,and withContinue reading “By His Wound We Were Healed”

Concerning Spiritual: (14) One in Christ

We’re all different. We all have different personalities. Some are plumbers, business people, warriors, politicians, quick, slow, slim, fat, quiet, boisterous, rich, poor, etc. But we all belong to Christ. We are the body of Christ, and He loves us all the same. We’re like pieces of a puzzle. Each piece makes up the whole.Continue reading “Concerning Spiritual: (14) One in Christ”

Substitution 101

Jesus’ spiritual, physical and emotional punishment was Him bearing the curse — the curse of spiritual, emotional, mental, and physical punishment of sin. His resurrection was so we can obtain and share in the same eternal life that He obtained by the resurrection. That eternal life, zoe in Greek, is life as God has it,Continue reading “Substitution 101”