Throughout new covenant history, various Christian groups and denominations have held to some form of Christian perfectionism—that is, the teaching that, in one way or another, it is possible for a Christian, this side of the grave, to attain perfection. Some have taken this teaching
As we have considered evidences of grace common to every Christian, we have briefly touched on six distinct things for which every Christian can and should be thankful: God’s creation, God’s love, God’s provision, God’s forgiveness, God’s word, and God’s people. We could probably add
With a tip of the hat to the late singer John Denver, “I’m leaving on a jet plane.” In my case, however, I know “when I’ll be back again”: 13 April, God willing. This morning, I am somewhere over the Atlantic Ocean heading for the
Though it was yet fairly early in his ministry, Jesus was already gaining a reputation for challenging the religious traditions of the Jewish leaders. To some, it might have appeared that Jesus was an up-and-coming rabbi who was cavalier in his approach to religious tradition.