Friday, August 19, 2016

49 The Body of Christ, All Ministers


A popular American view of ministry is, "That's what we pay the pastor to do."  A biblical way of ministry, however, is much different. The Apostle Paul explains in multiple places how important every Christian is for the work of the Church.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

64 Why the King Heals...But Not Always


I believe healing is in the Atonement. Yet God doesn't always heal us when we pray. Forgiveness of sins is in the Atonement and God always forgives a repentant person. So why "always forgiveness" on the one hand and "doesn't always" on the other? Can it be reconciled?

Thursday, August 11, 2016

48 A Living Sacrifice, A Renewed Mind


We participate with God's sanctifying work by consecration and programming the mind with God's truth.

Sunday, August 7, 2016

63 The King is Amazed at the Faith of a Centurion



A Gentile centurion from the auxiliary Roman troops stationed in Israel amazed Jesus with his audacious faith. Will you amaze Jesus with your fervent faith or your crippling unbelief?

Saturday, August 6, 2016

47 A Worldwide Conversion of Israel


Sometimes Scripture gives us detailed information; other times it teases us with a statement in passing. Paul hints to a worldwide conversion of Jews but he doesn't give us details. Sometimes we just have to admit ignorance.

Monday, August 1, 2016

62 The King Exorcises Authority to Heal a Leper




King Jesus didn't just talk a good game; he backed up his words with authority from God the Father.  Authority in the New Testament Greek can mean 1) The right to do/command something and 2) The power to do it.  Christ had both.