Perhaps the greatest privilege that God’s people have enjoyed since the coming of Jesus is the gift of the Holy Spirit. The Spirit indwells every believer and has been given to satisfy the thirst of our souls through Spirit-empowered worship and fellowship. As the Spirit fills God’s people, a credible gospel community is formed.
The gospel of Jesus Christ is simple yet profound. The simple truth that God saves sinners also implies a glorious hope not only for those who believe this truth, but also for all subhuman creation. When the sons of God are revealed, we will finally experience the glory that God has promised to bring to […]
Samson was a man of extraordinary strength, due to God’s selection of him as Israel’s twelfth deliverer in the book of Judges. But Samson had one fatal flaw—his pre-occupation with himself and his own sensual passions. Although God used this man to achieve his purposes, Samson’s ultimate disregard for his sacred calling left him defeated […]
The account of the twelfth judge of Israel, Samson, begins uniquely by describing the angelic announcement of his coming birth. God is at work, preparing to raise up another deliverer for Israel who has now become content with enslavement to the Philistines. God’s promised deliverance is difficult to believe, but unless there is a surrender […]
The fifth “primary” judge is a man named Jephthah, whose story is one of the most tragic in all the Bible. In response to the people’s surface confession, God leaves them to their own devices in securing their deliverance from the oppression of the Ammonites. Jephthah’s initial success is ensured by God, but the apparent […]
Through the life and legacy of Gideon, we see how God uses average people to accomplish His purposes. God called and used Gideon to put on display His unparalleled power and in doing so revealed an essential quality of His character. God is Just. Everyone who comes to Him shall be purified and protected while […]
Covenant matters to God in the Bible. When God entered into a covenant with his chosen people, he was always faithful to fulfill his promises to them. Not so the Israelites. They were so drawn to idol worship and self absorption, they abandoned the God that loved them dearly. God brought his mercy to bear […]
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