God provided water in the desert for Israel. Several Old Testament texts use the image of water to convey the promise of another event where God would provide water for those who are thirsty. So what does this have to do with Jesus? And with the Holy Spirit?
The story behind the hymn “O Love That Will Not Let Me Go” is soul-stirring. What’s even more powerful is the text from which its ideas are drawn - Romans 8. We dive into this text in order to see the truths which ground our confidence in a divine love which will not let us go.
Jeremiah 9:23-24 presents us with 2 trios - one describing what we have (Wisdom, Might, and Riches), one describing what we should do with what we have (Steadfast Love, Justice, and Righteousness). We take a deep dive into the terms used and what it means to know God.
Responses to the Following Questions:
Please explain Isaiah 30:20 - “Although the Lord gives you the bread of adversity and the water of affliction, your teachers will be hidden no more; with your own eyes you will see them."
According to 1 John 2:20 and2:27, I have received an anointing. What anointing did I receive? And who is the Him when it is “from Him”? Is this God the Father, God the Son, or God the Holy Spirit?
In signing off from the message of 2 Corinthians, Paul uses the expression “the fellowship of the Spirit” in his blessing to these fellow Christians. The expression is also used in Philippians 2. We explore how God’s Holy Spirit holds His people together in fellowship.
Prophets, priests, and kings once served in the roles of temporary mediators between God and men. But they were all shadows of a permanent mediator who was to come. We explore the Incarnation of God in Jesus, how He is the perfection of Prophethood, Priesthood, and Kingship, and the implications of His position as mediator.
Your very being is contingent on God’s being. Every breath you take is a gift from Him. We explore the implications of this truth.
Studies have shown we are generally more likely to trust the people we find attractive or have a “presence” about them. Those who “look the part” are more likely to receive our listening ears, our votes, our willingness to hire them, and our delegation of important roles to them. 1 Samuel highlights how the Israelites, including the prophet Samuel, fall into the trap of relying on the data their eyes are receiving. But God has a strong message about the reliability of our eyes in making value judgments. We explore and apply.
Why is God’s faithfulness a central concept to the message of the Bible? We look at 5 New Testament contexts where God’s faithfulness is applied.