The Orphan Grain Train Harvest of Souls

Philippians 3:8–9 “Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have suffered the loss of all things and count them as rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ [9] and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own…

Forgiveness: Are You Joseph or Peter?

In Genesis 50 and Matthew 18 we have two dramatically different approaches to forgiveness. In Genesis 50:15-20 Joseph assures his brothers that he had forgiven them for all the evil they had done against him. Joseph did not hesitate. He assured them he had forgiven them and spoke kindly to them. But he did not…

Ephesians Bible Study Part Nine

In the last installment of this series of Bible studies based on Paul’s letter to the Ephesians we look at how the Gospel applies to parents and children, slaves and masters, and we examine the various elements of our Christian armor. “There is one body and one Spirit—just as you were called to the one…

Love Is the Fulfilling of the Law

Paul’s letter to the Romans follows a familiar pattern that is found in many of his letters. He spends the first several chapters focusing on the Gospel. Then in chapter 12 Paul starts to focus on applying the Gospel to our everyday lives: “I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to…

Ephesians Bible Study, Part Eight

How does the Gospel apply to marriage, one of the most important components of human society? As we see in this Bible study, Paul answers that question beautifully in this part of his letter to the Ephesians. ” There is one body and one Spirit—just as you were called to the one hope that belongs…

To God be the Glory Forever. Amen.

[33] “Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways! [34] For who has known the mind of the Lord, or who has been his counselor? [35 ] Or who has given a gift to him that he might be repaid? [36]…