Sola scriptura is a term you will hear in many serious academic studies of theology. The term, translated literally, means “by scripture alone.” It is one of the defining doctrines that separates the Roman Catholic church and most Protestant denominations.
One of the most important elements of Christian life is devotion to prayer. It’s our most direct and intimate way to seek and commune with the Lord. Prayer is a skill that takes time to develop, requiring a consistent routine and intentionality.
Some Christians argue against observing the Sabbath by pointing to the clash between Christ and the religious leaders of His day, the Pharisees. The Pharisees accused Christ and His followers of breaking the Sabbath by healing the sick (Deuteronomy 5:15) and picking grain to eat as they walked (Luke 6:1-2).
Now learn this parable from the fig tree: When its branch has already become tender, and puts forth leaves, you know the summer is near. So you also, when you see these things happening, know that it is near- at the doors! Assuredly, I say to you, this generation will by no means pass away till all these things take place. Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means pass away.
Maintaining hope for something that has been delayed is incredibly difficult for anyone, and believers are no exception. Whether you have been waiting on a new job, looking for the right spouse, studying to pass a test, or trying to start a family, you’ve probably been praying for your hopes to come true.
Exodus is one of the great epics of Scripture, held in reverence by people around the globe. It’s fascinating because of its relevance to our journey with the Lord and the way He uses an exodus to bring each of us into His divine will.
How do we deal with discrepancies in Scripture? There are numerous cases in the Bible where one author seemingly contradicts another in certain details or even in matters of principle, and atheist scholars have long pointed to these instances as proof that the Bible could not be divinely inspired.
It’s often taught in Christian circles that we are a form of spiritual royalty, honored in heaven and waiting to be adorned with crowns in the afterlife. It would be wise to remember, however, that those with power and influence – spiritual or natural – carry a heavier burden of responsibility and temptation.
When you accept Christ as your savior and walk with God, you become part of the body of Christ: an individual member of the collective Christian movement and mission (1 Corinthians 12:27); that is, the church.
With Easter just around the corner, the church is preparing to celebrate Jesus’ sacrificial love and His victory in resurrection. While we look forward to that, now is a great time to reflect on the life Jesus lived on Earth.