What Is God’s Mission?

What is God’s mission? What is His vision? Why does He tolerate the evil in the world? Did He know what would happen when He created the Devil? Adam? Did He know that death, sickness, brutality, deception, and tyranny would occur? Of course He did! So why did He choose to go down this road?Continue reading “What Is God’s Mission?”

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”

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”

What Jesus Bore

Jesus bore and took all of our physical, emotional, and mental weaknesses, infirmities, and sicknesses in His body. He bore and carried our spiritual death, sins, and iniquities with His death. Spiritual death is separation from God. Spiritual death is the absence of spiritual life. God is life. “For David says concerning Him:I foresaw theContinue reading “What Jesus Bore”

Concerning Spiritual: (13) Interpretation of Tongues

God, through the apostle Paul, tells us that He doesn’t want us to be ignorant of spiritual things: “Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I do not want you to be ignorant” (1 Corinthians 12:1). Yet, so many of us are completely in the dark about the gifts and manifestations of the Holy Spirit. What aContinue reading “Concerning Spiritual: (13) Interpretation of Tongues”

Satanic Influence

“The ruler of this world is coming, and he has nothing in Me” (John 14:30). There is the obvious reason this verse is important. It means Jesus is without sin and can be the our sin substitute. Yet, I’ve come to see a deeper side to this statement. First lets take a look at somethingContinue reading “Satanic Influence”