The Lord’s coming 2

I trust that last week‘s message was not only challenging but also beneficial in understanding the concept of allowing “Scripture to interpret Scripture”. Doing anything less will lead some to all kinds of erroneous and wrong conclusions. Such conclusions have the potential to not only lead people astray (and in worst cases into certain separatist … [Read more…]

The Lord’s coming

Following last week’s message, we find Apostle Peter continuing his warnings about the false teachers and their harmful heresies that made it into church. Here in particular, he reminds his readers to focus on the messages spoken by the holy prophets and the Lord himself (3:1). Previously, Peter wrote that the Old Testament prophets did … [Read more…]

The power of His resurrection

“I want to know Christ—yes, to know the power of his resurrection…” Philippians 3:10 In the immediate context of our passage, we find Apostle Paul saying that for the surpassing value of knowing Christ, he now counts all things rubbish and a loss. In other words, whatever achievements and accolades that earned him a type … [Read more…]

Knowing Jesus

“I want to know Christ—yes, to know the power of his resurrection…” Philippians 3:10 Before the Lord met him on the road to Damascus, Apostle Paul was quite confident that he could attain eternal life on the basis of his circumcision, his pedigree (he was an Israelite, of the tribe of Benjamin), his position as … [Read more…]

Salvation in – salvation out

“Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed—not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence—continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose” (Phil. 2:12-13). Is the Christian life … [Read more…]

A life worthy of the Gospel

“Only let your manner of life be worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that whether I come and see you or am absent, I may hear of you that you are standing firm in one spirit, with one mind striving side by side for the faith of the gospel…” (Philippians 1:27). It looks like … [Read more…]

God will finish what He began

Throughout his letters Apostle Paul wrote about many foundational truths and doctrines of the Christian faith such as justification by faith and grace alone, the two natures of Christ, the human condition before and after regeneration, about the present and future things, and the list can go on. A theme is always present in every … [Read more…]