Why does the Bible so often connect water baptism with the work of the Holy Spirit? And is this the same as "baptism of/by the Holy Spirit"? We explore.
We examine the wealth of passages that focus on the name of Jesus - from salvation in His name to prayer in His name to the opposition His name will receive and even how we can be guilty of misusing His name.
We examine an object-lesson that God uses through the prophet Jeremiah to stress the importance of obedience: both the listening and the doing...and we ultimately look at the tough part - the how.
What is the relationship between The Gospel (what God has done) and our obedience to it (participation in it)?
On the old and the new...and the dangers of "chronological snobbery"
The nature of repentance demands an understanding of orientation - where you're at right now and where God wants you to be
How saying "Jesus is Lord" must translate in your life
How we can ensure that our faith is bearing fruit
A conversion entails a complete change of worldview. We examine 5 components of a worldview change and use the account of Saul of Tarsus as a prime case study.
The Resurrection of Jesus is the Climax...the Ultimate Triumph...of the Gospel Story. But it's not… the end. It's the first fruits of something in which we all will participate - THE FINAL RESURRECTION. We look at 3 points...3 moments...on a path that God has planned for the individual who responds to the resurrection of Jesus: 1) Jesus' Own Resurrection, 2) The Resurrection of My Soul in Baptism, 3) The Resurrection of My Body at Jesus' Return.