This has been a dark week in American history: an insurrection violently infiltrated our capital while the pandemic has spread at record levels; thousands of families are now struggling to…
“Amazing grace how sweet the sound that saved a wretch like me.…” I imagine we are all familiar with this beloved song, but do you know that John Newton wrote it to strengthen his congregation as they entered the New Year?
Imagine what it must have been like that night when the shepherds first heard of their Savior. When the darkness that surrounded them was overtaken by the radiance of God’s…
The magi (sometimes referred to as the “wise men” or the “three kings”) are a mysterious bunch. Although we are not given many details about them, Matthew (the only biblical…
Jesus’ first miracle recorded in John’s Gospel involves turning water into wine at a wedding in Cana. What is surprising is that the group had already finished off all the wine allotted for the event. Furthermore, the master of the banquet speaks with the assumption that the people were intoxicated at the point when Jesus provides an abundance of more wine (around 600-1,000 bottles worth). To get a sense for what is happening here, we need to first understand a little about John’s Gospel.
The Apostles’ Creed is one of the church’s oldest and most widely affirmed creeds outside of Scripture. That is, with the exception of one line: “He [Jesus] descended into hell.” Below are four reasons why many Evangelicals prefer to omit this phrase.
For almost two millennia, the Apostles’ Creed has been the heartfelt declaration of the church. Centered upon God, grounded in history, and filled with hope, the creed succinctly expresses the core beliefs of Christianity. It is one of the church’s oldest and most widely recited creeds.
Matthew 27:3-4 records, “Judas … was seized with remorse and returned the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and the elders. ‘I have sinned,’ he said, ‘for I have betrayed innocent blood.’” This verse has caused many to wonder: Does Judas’ remorse and confession of sin indicate that he was saved?
In the Bible, Melchizedek is a mysterious figure. He is only mentioned twice in the Old Testament (Genesis 14:18-20 and Psalm 110:4) and in one section of the New Testament (Hebrews 5-7).
With the term “Zion” being popularized today in songs and movies, many wonder what it means. What is the significance of Zion in Scripture?