Christians celebrate the season of Advent four weeks leading up to Christmas. “Advent” means “coming,” as it refers to the first and second coming of God’s Son, Jesus Christ. During this season, Christians spend 40 days preparing their hearts and minds through diligent prayer, fasting, and repentance, looking back to
A diamond is commonly used to show the multifaceted reality of how God saves sinners. Although a diamond is one gem, it contains many facets that, when gazed within, show different aspects of what is contained inside. Like that, salvation has a beautiful complexity and many facets that make up
In the first century, when people became followers of Christ, they did so well aware of the cost (Luke 14:28). Ready to be crucified with Christ (Gal 2:20), they took up their cross (Matt 10:38) and bore the burdens (Gal 6:2) of their brothers and sisters. They anticipated a fellowship
The first day my wife and I moved into our new home, open boxes were littering the rooms, everything was without order. Our house functioned properly (plumbing, electricity, roof), but our house was not yet a home. Each day we would unpack boxes and assign each room a particular function.
God’s promise of giving us a Son as a Savior is a beautifully consistent note that reverberates throughout the entirety of Scripture. It started in the garden with a promise to Eve and proceeds throughout the Old Testament, ultimately finding its fulfillment in first-century Rome through the man Jesus of
The Water into Wine Parable is chronologically the first recorded miracle Jesus performed. John’s account awards it as the beginning of many biographical accounts, so it stands as the forerunner as a descriptor of all of the great things Jesus did while he was here on earth. So this begs
The most formidable problem against Christianity isn’t whether or not God exists, but rather if He does exist, then why it is that He allows evil and suffering to continue to cast its overwhelming shadow over our world. This issue provokes our judgment against God, the verdict rendering that He
There is an increasing rise in biblical skepticism emerging quickly in our culture. In fact, most conversations about faith in Jesus frequently start with a rejection, not of Jesus, but the reliability and consistency of the Bible. The circulating objection sounds like this: The Bible has been changed over time