Tag Archives: Holy Spirit

Multiplying Our Insight

Multiplying Our Insight (Reading time: 2.3 minutes) The Parable of the Sower in Matthew 13 contains important insight that many of us may overlook due to the translation of a key word. The parable refers to those who “do not hear or understand” (v. 13, NIV, emphasis added). It quotes Isaiah about people who “will be Read More…

The Defense Counsel

The Defense Counsel (Reading time: 7 minutes) Contents Introduction Holy Spirit Jesus Summary Article Introduction Our spiritual existence and related conflicts are legal in nature. God is the Judge and Satan fills the role of prosecutor. We are the accused or defendants in this scenario and Satan brings formal legal charges against us before the Read More…

Scriptural Confession

Scriptural Confession Contents Personal Declaration (Reading time: 2.5 minutes) I’m Blessed by God (Reading time: 1.7 minutes) I’m Blessed Because of What I Do (Reading time: 0.3 minutes) I’m Blessed Because of What Happens to Me (Reading time: 0.2 minutes) Personal Declaration I openly confess that Jesus Christ is my Lord.1 Through his death, burial Read More…

The Old Covenant Versus the New

The Old Covenant Versus the New (Reading time: 4.7 minutes) Contents Introduction Treatment of Sin Nature of the Covenants Functions of the Covenants Summary Introduction The old and new covenants aren’t the same and the old has been replaced completely by the new. It’s important to believe the whole Bible, yet we must correctly handle Read More…

Entering God’s New Covenant

Entering God’s New Covenant (Reading time: 4 minutes) Contents Introduction God Made Covenant With Jesus We Enter God’s Covenant Introduction Sin entered the world through Adam and Eve, making the whole world a prisoner of sin (Rom. 5:12; Gal. 3:22). It made us God’s enemies and separated us from him (Rom. 5:10; Col. 1:21). In Read More…

Israel’s End-Times Relevance: The Festivals

Israel’s End-Times Relevance: The Festivals (Reading time: 23 minutes) Contents Introduction Passover Festival of Unleavened Bread Offering of Firstfruits Festival of Weeks (Pentecost) Key Points Festival of Trumpets Day of Atonement Festival of Tabernacles Three Mandatory Festivals Summary Introduction Leviticus 23:1-2 reads, “The Lord said to Moses, ‘Speak to the Israelites and say to them: Read More…

Israel’s End-Times Relevance: The People

Israel’s End-Times Relevance: The People (Reading time: 14.8 minutes) Contents Replacement Theology, or Supercessionism God’s position toward the nation of Israel and the Jewish people The Big Question Other Passages of Interest Summary Replacement Theology, or Supercessionism One of today’s biggest issues is whether the nation of Israel has a right to exist. Did the Read More…

An Integrated Guidance System

An Integrated Guidance System Reading time:  7 minutes Contents Introduction The Bible The Holy Spirit Spiritual Peace Circumstances Other Believers Application Summary Introduction Many of us would be completely lost without our GPS, or Global Positioning System. We also need a guidance system for daily life. Christians often want to know God’s will for their Read More…