What made Paul special and what can we learn from the life of the author of Romans? Paul had several characteristics that emulate Christ and we should model in our lives. Using the acronym CHIP we take a look the courage, humbleness, integrity, and pray life of Paul.
In order to understand the book of Romans we need to get a little background of Rome, the Church in Rome, Paul, and why Paul chose to write the letter. Aside from knowing this information it helps to keep in mind that Paul is addressing doctrine which we should apply, learn to balance the tension of extremes and share the Gospel as presented by Paul.
People leave the Church for multiple reasons, most of the time without turning their back on God. How do we minister to those that are in the Church and those that walk away? 1 John 5:13-15 speaks to how the children of God and those that have turn their back on God deal with sin.
Finishing well on our journey with Christ path is a challenging goal that the Bible has much to say about.
In 1 John chapter 2 we explore what the Bible has to say about the antichrist and the last days. Are you ready for Christ to return?
As John addresses the Church he continues to point out the evidence that we love God…to obey. Also expressing the characteristics of true fellowship in the Church as we love one another.
Pentecost is based on a Jewish festival and points to our celebration of the pouring out of the Holy Spirit on the early Church.
John was a BFF of Christ and yet was the pastor of a relatively small church. His strong message is punctuated by the need for the “beloved children” to continue to have a heart that seeks forgiveness from God as we walk and mature in Christ.