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).
Episode 453 | Pastor Adriel Sanchez and Dr. Bill Maier answer questions about whether sinners seek God, end-times and enduring until the end in Mark 13, dealing with a gaming addiction, and applying Old Testament laws.
When I first returned to church after leaving my faith in college, my attendance was spotty. Most weeks, I was weary by Sunday. The remnants of my life apart from Christ still held me with a firm grasp, and at the end of a week of waging war, I was exhausted.
Episode 444 | Pastor Adriel Sanchez and Dr. Bill Maier answer questions about the book of Job, helping a person in need, suffering with a terrible chronic illness, and whether Christians should worship on Sunday or Saturday.
Death is not a benign friend, but a dreaded foe. How can we trust a God who lets death and tragedy constantly strike us?