Luther & the “Five Solas” of the Reformation

“Martin Luther was a giant of history… [He] was the pioneer Reformer, the one whom God first used to spark a transformation of Christianity in the Western world.”[1] These accurate and sobering words from Steven Lawson on Martin Luther properly begin the discussion of such a man. There is no doubt that the stage of … More Luther & the “Five Solas” of the Reformation

To whom was the Letter to the ‘Galatians’ written?

Recently, I taught a bible study course through the Galatian epistle and began the first lesson by discussing only the first three words of the text, “Paul, an Apostle…”[1] ‘Who is Paul?’ and ‘What is an Apostle?’ seemed to be two questions that needed to be asked and answered before we could move on to … More To whom was the Letter to the ‘Galatians’ written?

Jesus, Prayer & Evangelism

Prayer is essential in the life of every Christian.  Most churchgoers would fully acknowledge this as a reality, but some may be embarrassed to answer any questions regarding the frequency, intentionality, or purpose of their own prayers.  Likewise, most churchgoers would accept some responsibility for evangelism generally.  However, personal evangelism and the clear requirement of … More Jesus, Prayer & Evangelism

Jesus Christ is the focal point of all true Worship in both the Old and New Testaments

Both the New and Old Testaments are acutely focused upon the basis and Object of worship. Misconception #1:  The New Testament cares more about the heart of the worshiper than the Old Testament. 1) The OT is deeply concerned with the heart of the worshipers and the Object that they worshiped.  The list could be … More Jesus Christ is the focal point of all true Worship in both the Old and New Testaments