March 28, 2022 Author: Michael Kruger Website: http://www.michaeljkruger.com Whenever I speak on the origins of the New Testament canon, I am regularly asked about whether there are brief, accessible books on the subject—the kind that could be given to lay folks in the church. Unfortunately, my books on canon usually don’t qualify (e.g., Canon Revisited … Continue reading “Looking for Brief and Accessible Books on the Origins of the Biblical Canon? Here are Two Good Ones” by Michael Kruger
Inspired by God, Paul wrote this second letter to the Corinthian Church around AD 55 or 56…only 20-26 years after Jesus’s crucifixion and resurrection. ✏️ Matthew Henry’s Commentary on 2 Corinthians 4 2 Corinthians 4 The Light of the Gospel 4 Therefore, having this ministry by the mercy of God, we do not lose heart. … Continue reading 2 Corinthians 4
Hellenism had incredible influence upon the Jewish worldview after Alexander the Great began his reign in 333 BC. Why and how? Please keeping reading! The article below, written by Got Questions, displays how crucial it is to be living in God’s Word daily as to avoid the trappings of self-reliance (i.e. legalism and pragmatism). Friends, … Continue reading Question: “What is Hellenism, and how did it influence the early church?” by GotQuestions
Why should you consider Christianity first and foremost? Well, if you dialogue with Dr. Craig Hazen from Biola University, he will enthusiastically provide you with 4 or 5 reasons why someone on a "religious quest" should consider Christianity at the start. And in a moment, I will share 4 of those factors in the paragraphs … Continue reading Why Christianity?
AUTHOR Amy K. Hall WEBSITE http://www.str.org 2/15/2022 In last week’s post, I encouraged you to simply read the Bible repeatedly (as you’ve done with other lengthy book series you’ve enjoyed) in order to know it deeply and allow it to change you, so now I want to give you a more specific example of the benefits … Continue reading “Seeing God’s Love Is Central to Living the Christian Life” by Amy Hall
“We often sacrifice others when we give them what they want, but we sacrifice ourselves when we give them what he or she needs.” - Frank Turek This statement by Christian Apologist, Frank Turek, during a Q&A at Grace Community Church in Sarasota, genuinely gave me reason to pause and pray… This hits home. How … Continue reading Truth in Love
Sis, do you need encouragement, today? Gary Habermas has some for you! In a recent message delivered by Dr. Gary Habermas to the Evangelical Philosophical Society, he provided 3 examples of how God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to His purposes: Peter, James, … Continue reading His Purposes
This is an article written by Alisa Childers on behalf of TGC (videos included below) 6/6/2020 Glennon Doyle’s Untamed has captured the hearts and minds of American women, hovering around the #1 spot on The New York Times bestseller list since its release. From her roots as a Christian mommy blogger to her rise to fame as a successful author, speaker, … Continue reading “Untamed: The Gospel of Glennon Doyle” (Alisa Childers)
When we approach the topic of “Women in Ministry,” whose authority are we seeking on the matter? Are we pursuing God’s guidance via the Scriptures (exegesis), or are we writing our perspective into the Bible (eisegesis)? Please take time to watch this video, along with the rest of the series, as Pastor Mike shares them … Continue reading Women in Ministry: What Does the Bible Say?
What exactly is, “Christ Consciousness?” Below you will find an article written by Steven Bancarz, a former New Age writer and teacher, which not only provides a definition of Christ Consciousness but also includes a Biblical Perspective. Per his apologetics website, Reasons for Jesus, Steven gave his life to Jesus in 2015, and “has since … Continue reading Did Jesus Teach “Christ Consciousness?” (By Steven Bancarz)