Paul’s Summary of the Gospel

Paul gave a succinct summary of the gospel in Romans 3:23-24: “for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus.” Paul understood that sin is universal. Likewise, everyone deserves God’s judgment because everyone is a […]

The Christian and the Law

[Today’s Christians] can approach the application of the Law in much the same way that Jesus approached it. Too often, we start by asking, “Do we still need to sacrifice? Do we still need to eat kosher food? Do children who curse their parents still need to be stoned to death?” But instead of approaching […]

Serving and Waiting

“For they themselves report concerning us the kind of reception we had among you, and how you turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God, and to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, Jesus who delivers us from the wrath to come. (1 Thessalonians 1:9-10) Wherever […]