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Prophecy
October 1, 2017

Sola Scriptura

Sola Scriptura

Evangelical Christians believe that the Bible, and the Bible alone, is the only infallible source of truth. Because the Bible is the Word of God, it is completely authoritative. And because the Bible announces to us the gospel, it is the only way for us to know how to be saved. But the Bible also […]

December 6, 2015

Saved or Judged by the Word

Saved or Judged by the Word

While it appears that Christianity has been a great success, winning a following from devotees from all over the world, what can we say about the majority of people who are still unconvinced? Unbelief in the Christian gospel is no argument against its truthfulness. Instead, we find in the Christian gospel an understanding of why […]

November 15, 2015

Futile Resistance

Futile Resistance

The raising of Lazarus from the dead angered the Pharisees and prompted them to look for a way to get Jesus killed. Why would they be so angered by the bringing back to life of a dead man? The answer to that question exposes the heart of their unbelief, but also paves the way for […]

August 9, 2015

Water for the Thirsty

Water for the Thirsty

Jesus had refused to make a spectacle of himself at the Feast of Booths. But now, at the end of the feast, he presents himself as the fulfillment of the feast’s greatest hope–the long-awaited arrival of God’s salvation. Yet the salvation Jesus offers to us is probably not what we would anticipate, leaving everyone with […]

May 3, 2015

Signs of Belief

Signs of Belief

The story of Jesus turning water into wine and the story of Jesus cleansing the temple with a whip do not seem to have much in common. But John appears to put them together on purpose, to teach us something important about Jesus’s “signs.” These signs are intended to produce faith, to lead us to […]

April 19, 2015

The Testimony of John the Baptist

The Testimony of John the Baptist

Christians today are often trained to share their “testimony” with non-Christians. It is true that the witness that we give is important to the mission of making disciples, but what exactly are we to say? Are we to tell people about the difference that Jesus has made in our lives? Are we to show them how […]