The Humility of the Call

Paul’s letter to the church in Ephesus is one of incredible value to Christians.  It’s chock-full of doctrinal truths about the gospel of Christ, His love for us, and our responsibilities in the faith.  Today I’d like to look at Paul’s opening statement in Ephesians 1, and explore the humility of his calling. Paul, an […]

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The Gospel of Past-Tense

As we explored a couple months ago, the word “gospel” means good news, specifically good news sent from heaven.  And this good news is a vast, deep well of incredible truths of God’s love manifested for us in Christ. But for today let’s look at the opening of Ephesians chapter 1 and explore the beauty […]

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Justified By Faith

After looking at the gospel through the lens of grace, today let’s look at the background on a verse that is often quoted (and one of my personal favorites):  I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live […]

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The Gift of Grace

For the past couple of months, we’ve been looking at the gospel found throughout the Old Testament, and today I’d like to look at the gospel, the good news of our salvation, through the lens of grace. Doing a word search in the NASB, the word “grace” appears 122 times in the New Testament.  Grace […]

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A Drink Offering

Over the past couple months, we’ve seen a number of incredible shadows of Christ in the Old Testament, and today I’d like to look at yet another one found in Genesis.  As a side note, if you’ve never studied Genesis, I definitely encourage you to put it on your list.  It is a book rich […]

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The Gospel, Part 9

One of the key tenants to the gospel, the Good News sent from heaven, is that our God is the God over all gods, Lord over all lords, King over all kings.  If anyone is above our God, then our ability to put our hope for salvation in Him is in jeopardy because all of […]

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The Gospel, Part 8

It’s surprisingly hard to move through too many pages of Scripture before finding more threads of the gospel message.  Today we’re once again in Genesis, looking at the shadow of Christ in the account of Joseph. Jacob had 12 sons, one of which was Joseph, and through these twelve came the 12 tribes of Israel […]

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The Gospel, Part 6 (Passover)

This weekend the ancient celebration of Passover begins.  While many of us Gentile Christians don’t make a big deal of or even truly understand Passover, to the Israelites Passover was (and is to many today) a significant and important celebration of when God miraculously protected them from the plagues put on Egypt and led them […]

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The Gospel, Part 5

Last week we looked at the foreshadowing of the gospel found in the account of the Great Flood of Noah’s time.  This week let’s look at another shadow of the gospel of Christ found in Genesis 22, the chronicle of Abraham and Isaac. A little history to set the stage: God promised Abraham that he […]

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