Jesus is Lord is the distinguishing article of Christianity and marks the essential confession of faith. Jesus proclaimed it to His disciples, His enemies, and His casual inquirers alike - and He refused to tone down its implications.
From studying Paul’s letter to the Romans, we can learn the content of the Christian faith like nowhere else in the New Testament. In his letter, Paul opens vistas to the gospel, shining a light on what we can experience by embracing and living in the Good News of Christ.
In Proverbs 26:4 we are commanded not to answer a fool, but in the very next verse we’re commanded to answer a fool. So do I or do I not answer a fool? This raises a larger issue about how to apply the various sayings found in the book of Proverbs.
The overarching issue facing believers continues to be, Will we stubbornly cling to our personal views or will we commit to biblical standards? Will we follow the absolute principles of the Word of God or be tempted to devise our own guidelines as we are influenced by culture?
Struggle in the Christian life is inevitable, lifelong and ultimately beneficial. We encounter God’s grace through our trials in ways that would not happen if the trials had not come in the first place. But how do we see that in our trials?
I believe strongly in having a plan of where you want to go and what you want out of life. “Where there is no vision, the people perish” (Proverbs 29:18). Several years ago I started asking people three questions to help them begin to formulate their own life plan.
Now that Christmas has passed, a new year is almost here. Before we get there, however, we wanted to take a quick look back at what you've been reading this year on BST. To kick of the festivities, here's a look at the most-read Bible verses of 2012.
Since the divine nature in Jesus was eternal and infinite while the human nature in Jesus was created and finite, one of the questions we ponder is just how these two natures could coexist in the one person.