This series aims to explore the Bible’s use of the imagery of a Roman triumph. The New Testament twice employs the Greek word ‘thriambeuo’ - meaning ‘to lead in a triumphal procession’. We’d like to view the big picture of the progress of Christianity in strategic terms as a triumphal procession through the world, and across the pages of history.
The faithfulness of Christ is a recurring theme of this letter. A most necessary antidote to the formalistic tendencies of the Galatian Christians. It's nowhere more impressively shown than through the cross, the ultimate expression of his faithful love for us. Indeed, Christ’s own faithful working to God’s plan is the contrast made in this letter with the hopeless error of those who were relying on their own works to make themselves acceptable to God.
The book of Daniel is perhaps the most half-read in all the Bible! The first half is full of well-loved Sunday School stories and the second contains complex prophecies about the end times. Brian Johnston explores both halves in this engaging study, which is sure to get you thinking – about both the present and the future!
This talk presents the 'unique selling point' of Christianity. About how the Gospel is not 'Do' but 'Done!' It explains how to add to the Gospel is, in fact, to subtract from it. The Gospel of God's grace is free, but not cheap. Listen to find out how.
Successively, in the third chapter of Galatians, we explore with Paul 1) the necessity of faith; 2) the futility of our own fallen flesh; and 3) the freedom that’s alone found in Christ. Beginning with God’s restart with Abraham, and leading on through the time of the Law given through Moses, Paul shows the final and fullest revelation of God is in Christ. The Bible is consistent, but its revelation is progressive.
The opener in this exposition of the Letter by James analyzes James' treatment of the trials we face in the Christian life