The tenth and final plague brought the Pharaoh to his knees and caused him to let the nation of Israel go free. But this tenth plague was not just an act of God’s judgment against Pharaoh’s hardened heart; it was also an offer of redemption to all who would believe God’s promise. God gave specific […]
As the Hebrews suffered under Egyptian oppression, we may rightly wonder why God was waiting to bring redemption to them. In these chapters he gives us a glimpse of his response to that question. The ten plagues in Egypt are a demonstration of God’s power over the false gods we worship. Yet even as he […]
We were made for community. But human attempts at the ideal community always fall short. The early church experienced a depth of community unlike any other. We are told what their secret was, but this secret also reveals that the Christian community is a sacred community that we must take seriously.
The spiritual gifts and other manifestations are critical to the health of the church and her members, and that is why it is just as important that we follow the directions for their proper use. We should seek after God’s gifts, recognizing that God dispenses them according to his purposes. Because not all gifts are […]
Just as God has given various gifts to people in the world, so he has given various “spiritual gifts” to his people in the church. But rather than employing these gifts for God’s purposes, we are often confused by them and the importance they play in the church. Many problems arise from the failure to […]
Paul addresses the question of whether or not Christians should eat food offered to idols in chapters 8-10 of 1 Corinthians. In a world chock full of idols, this was a relevant question in Paul’s day. His appeal to a Christian’s fidelity, responsibility, and priority demonstrate the relevence of this question in our day, too, […]
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