We began this series from the perspective that our time is short and we should make sure we’re ordering what’s left of it around the Lord’s priorities for us. It won’t be long before the life we’ve worked so hard to build for ourselves here will be left behind. All that will remain is the treasure we’ve stored up in Heaven.
I have a friend who asked me a question I could not answer. He is struggling with some issues about salvation and hell. He asked me the other day if there was truly a hell, he cannot imagine a loving God, full of mercy and Grace leaving one of his own to suffer in eternal punishment (hell). I think he is struggling with his own fear of not being saved.
At a recent church meeting, two ladies were prayed with to receive full baptism of the Spirit. Both sincerely asked to be filled with the presence of God; nothing happened. The concerns here are that the ladies referred to will begin to doubt the love of God, their question being ‘Why has He filled others but not me?’
Q. In the home study group I attend, we discovered that I was the only one who has become a member of our church. Everyone else has attended this church for at least three years, but no one else has made a commitment to join it. Other than Hebrews 10:25 that commands us not to cease having fellowship together, are there any places in the Bible that call for joining a particular congregation?
Romans 9 spoke of God’s sovereign election of Israel as His chosen. In chapter 10 we saw how in the obsessive pursuit of a righteousness of their own, they rejected the righteousness that comes from God. But the rejection was clearly temporary, its duration dependent upon their response.
I’m having a conversation with someone that is in the UPC church and after showing him how God is working throughout the world today in countries like India, china, and even in the Middle East. he rejects this as the real work of God because only a few would be saved.
I’m confused about the law and which laws apply to us as Christians. I understand Jesus said he didn’t come to abolish the law but to fulfill it, but was he talking about all 613 laws or just the ten commandments or what?
Our last study began with God’s election of Israel as His chosen people. In Chapter 10 we’ll see how they came to be rejected.
I have been battling to know some truth behind this “unequally yoked” thing. I read your article and I went to 1 Cor 7:14 and 2 Cor 6:14-18. I only see text about a believer and a non believer is unequally yoked. My question is, what if your mate and you attend different churches due to different denominations? For example a Pentecostal and a Seventh Day Adventist?
I was wondering what the words “he who overcomes” mean when Jesus was addressing the churches in Revelation. What does it mean in the original language?