In our daily lives this is our first and highest goal. We do not want to be merely speakers and hearers of the word, but doers of it throughout our lives. (James 1:25, Philippians 4:9). Where the Bible looses we want to loose, where it binds then so do we.
When we teach the Bible we want to speak not from our own think-so, but from the word of God (1 Peter 4:11). The Holy Spirit has revealed in the word the bounds and the liberty that God has established for the faith. So we earnestly want to “accurately handle the word of truth” when we speak (2 Timothy 2:15); to know that we are speaking in accordance with God’s will.
This idea protects both the liberty of the Christian and the mission of the church. While the church as a collective is bound to operate by its mandate; the Christian is set at liberty to do all good works (as defined by God). We desire then to not exceed what is written (1 Corinthians 4:6), keeping us from going too far (2 John 9) and straying from the truth of God. (see also: 2 Timothy 2:16, 23)
We seek to honor the will of God even in how He calls things (1 Corinthians 11:1; Colossians 3:17). Primarily this protects us from being deceived over time by subtle manipulations of meaning. This requires constant vigilance, but it is worth the effort as this moves us always to look to the text and its context to understand the truth and the terms used to define truth(2 Timothy 3:16–17). (see also: Psalm 119:37, 40, 93)
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Would it be easier for you to believe in Jesus if there was just one more miracle to witness? The Bible is full of the miracles of Jesus, but He offers one sign for the skeptical mind to consider, His resurrection. Grapple with that and you will have your answer.
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The scribes and Pharisees of Jesus’ day were notorious for holding up the traditions of the elders as though they were the commands of God. Jesus destroys that way of thinking then and now and calls us to follow only the Way of Christ as revealed in Holy Scripture. We tackle several modern traditions that contradict the word of God. Are we under the Law of Moses? What does the Bible say about baptism and praying Jesus into your heart? Is Jesus God? We also look to the call of Christ to have our hearts purified by God and the need for Christians to walk upright in the Lord.
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A look at how we as the creation of God can have the true peace that surpasses understanding being filled with His grace and love.
If baptism is necessary for salvation then what about the thief on the cross?
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