John 14:1-11: No End Run Around Jesus–the Way

The Gospel of Jesus Christ offends many people because it excludes all others paths of salvation.  Multiple ways to heaven don’t exist; only one does.  No other name exists, other than Jesus of Nazareth, in whom we receive life and salvation.  Jesus is the only sacrifice for sin, which saves into eternity. Our culture loves a generic god.  A… [more]

John 14:1-11: No End Run Around Jesus–the Way John 14:1-11: No End Run Around Jesus--the Way

Our Life with God, Lesson 5: Serving Your Neighbor: The Doctrine of Vocation

When we thank God for our food before a meal, we are right to do so.  For He does provide our food, and He does so through vocation—regular people doing their everyday jobs.   It’s Identity: You Serve Based on Who You Are Imagine you are a son, 14 years old, still living at home.  Your role in your family originates from who you are—a… [more]

Our Life with God, Lesson 5: Serving Your Neighbor: The Doctrine of Vocation Our Life with God, Lesson 5: Serving Your Neighbor: The Doctrine of Vocation

Solus Christus: Christ Alone

What is “Christ Alone”? Our only source of salvation is the life, death, and resurrection of God’s Son, Jesus Christ.  Christianity is inclusive because Jesus died for the sins of the entire world; it is also exclusive, for only one way exists to God: Jesus (John 14:6.)  “Salvation is found in no one else [Jesus], for there is no other… [more]

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Our Life with God, Lesson 4: Living with a Clean Conscience before God

Corresponding to this [God saving Noah and his family through the water], baptism now saves you, not by removing dirt from the flesh, but by the appeal of a clear conscience toward God through the resurrection of Jesus Christ.  1 Peter 3:21   Is a Clean Conscience Possible before God? The Christian’s way of life isn’t another religious… [more]

Our Life with God, Lesson 4: Living with a Clean Conscience before God Our Life with God, Lesson 4: Living with a Clean Conscience before God

John 16:12-15: Receiving All–the Deposit of the Faith

We’ve inherited a strange way of reading the Bible.  When someone reads Scripture, he often thinks each passage is a direct line, straight from God, telling him what to do.  Such a notion, however, isn’t true.  Read the Bible and you will find out otherwise. Here’s an example.  Paul writes, “Wives, submit to your husbands as you do to… [more]

John 16:12-15: Receiving All–the Deposit of the Faith John 16:12-15: Receiving All--the Deposit of the Faith