“Faith comes by hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ,” writes the apostle Paul (Rom 10:17). Since we are saved by grace alone through faith alone, it is everlastingly essential that we pay attention to God’s word, to the message of Christ. Failure to
Perhaps you recall the song that begins, “I’m so glad I’m a part of the family of God.” Sometimes we might be gladder than at other times. Nevertheless, it beats the alternative. Just observe the previous passage where the children of the devil were front
Many things that we now take for granted began in very small, unnoticed ways and, often, in out-of-the-way places. For example, Microsoft began in a college dorm room by a young man who would soon drop out of university. Apple had a similarly inauspicious beginning.
Our text for this study points us to the reality of hardship in the life of the Christian. It points us to how to face suffering as a Christian. The more I have considered this text, and the theme of this message, the more I