Bible

10 Things You Should Know about Communion with Christ

In Communion with God John Owen states, “Our communion with God consists in his communication of himself to us, with our return to him of that which he requires and accepts, flowing from that union which in Jesus Christ we have with him.”

Bible

Why Study the Book of Ecclesiastes?

Like the other books of wisdom in the Bible, Ecclesiastes is concerned with imparting wisdom and teaching all to fear the Lord. However, it serves as a balance for the practical wisdom of Proverbs. 

Holy Spirit

How the Holy Spirit Helps in Our Weakness: A Reflection on John 14:15–17

“You need help.” These words can elicit a strong reaction. They are easier to hear in the form of a question: “Do you need help?”

Worldview

4 Ways to Practice Theological Humility

Some Christians are eager to defend sound doctrine. Well and good. But is the unity of the body of Christ one of those doctrines we jealously guard? 

Life

Christian Hope Changes Everything

We who are rooted in Christ also have every spiritual blessing in him in the heavenly places (Eph. 1:3). We need not fear because we already have every blessing. Paul says in his letter to the Ephesians that before the world was even formed, God the Father chose us, adopted us as his children, and lavished every spiritual blessing on us (Eph. 1:3–5).

Holy Spirit

What You Need to Understand about the Unpardonable Sin

In Matthew 12:22–31, after Jesus had just cast a demon out of a man, the Pharisees accuse him of using the power of Satan to do so. In response, Jesus first points out that this is not only illogical, for what kingdom divides against itself (v. 26), but that his signs, done in the power of God’s Spirit, actually reveal that God’s kingdom has entered into their reality and is standing before them (v. 28).

God

You are Destined for Suffering, but not for Wrath

When Paul wrote to the Christians in Thessalonica, he was writing to a people acquainted with tribulation. The gospel came to them in “much affliction” (1 Thess. 1:6), and it seems as if the difficulty didn’t let up. 

Worldview

How Should Christians Respond to Racism?

Editor’s Note: The following is an edited transcript of the answer Pastor Adriel Sanchez gave in response to a caller’s question, “What is the biblical response to racism? How should Christians respond to oppression?” which aired on the Core Christianity Radio show on June 4, 2020. Listen to the entire episode here: Episode 459: How […]

Church

Five Basics of Biblical Interpretation

The Gospel of Luke finds its unity in the person of Jesus and in his mission to seek and save the lost.