In the ancient world, life was controlled by capricious gods. You never knew what they were going to do. But Paul has something very different to say about the God revealed in the Bible that is a comfort and joy to our hearts.
When we see the glory of God our first response is to fall on our faces, but God never leaves us there for he wants to see our face and wants us to see his.
Before the foundation of the world, God made a choice that the ones who would stand before Him would not be the mighty of the earth, the self-righteous, the energetic, the proud, or the rich. That’s how the world chooses. But that is not how God chooses.
God chose a certain group of people and guaranteed that they would one day stand before Him holy and blameless. Which group has been chosen by God to stand before him without fault? Listen today and find out.
The powers and rulers and authorities were at one point armed with weapons against us. But we must not think of bombs and bullets or swords and spears. The weapon the enemy had against us was the fact that we had sinned against a holy God and we were guilty before him. Jesus disarmed the powers.
The irony of following Christ is that we ascend by descending. We go up by going down. We become exalted as we humble ourselves. We prepare for kingship by learning to be a servant.
Some have said the God of the New Testament is a God of love and peace. I’ll follow that God and I won’t follow the God of the Old Testament who is mean and wicked. Many have tried that. But it won’t work. Let’s find out why today.
A great man once said, “Paul had enough morality to keep himself out of trouble, but not enough righteousness to get himself into heaven!” What about you?
God wants to show you off to the world. He wants to say, “look at my children. These are my children that I have purchased.”
We are told that miracles contradict science. Therefore, miracles cannot exist and the stories we read in the Gospel are false? Is this true. Let’s learn about this today as we continue Tough Questions for Today’s Christians.