Everything listed under: Theology

  • The Angelic Choir Luke 2:8-14

    Hark, the Herald Angels!Luke 2:8-14 Introduction KJV Luke 2:8And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. 9And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. 10And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.

  • "And She Gave Birth" - Luke 2:1-7

    “And She Gave Birth”Luke 2:1-7Introduction Every December I find myself reading and re-reading Luke 2. I am so enthralled by this account of Jesus’ birth; I chastise myself for not somehow teaching this  passage every Christmas. Beforej uming into this amazing account of Jesus birth, let me share another story by way of constrast:Illust: A woman was doing her last-minute Christmas shopping at a crowded mall.

  • Apologetics Overview

    Brief Overview of Christian Apologetics Theory of knowledge  Observations regarding how human beings know anything:We must know what something is before we can know how something is.Absolute truth exists in the world in which man lives.Man can have true knowledge, albeit not comprehensive knowledge, of the universe, of God and of himself because he is a creature and because of revelation.All facts (truth) are God created, God related, and God interpreted. Thus, human beings cannot...

  • Right in the Eyes of God Romans 1:16-17

    Lessons from the Reformation Regarding How a Person Becomes Right in the Eyes of the Holy GodRomans 1:16-17IntroductionOne of the significant doctrines reclaimed during the Protestant Reformation is the Biblical teaching that justification is by faith alone – Sola Fide. We might express this concept with the question, how are sins forgiven? Or, how can a person be right before the holy God? This is the very core of the gospel itself. I don’t know of a more important and per...

  • Why the Reformation Still Matters

    Why the Reformation Still MattersDid Martin Luther Stand in Vain?Here I Stand On January 28, 1521 in the town of Worms in Germany, the Holy Roman Emperor, Charles V of Germany, convened a council or “diet” at the demand of Pope Leo X. The primary purpose was to examine the teachings of Martin Luther, the young monk and professor, from Wittenberg, Germany. Dr.

  • Our Big God Job 42:1-6

    OK Lord, I Get ItJob 42:1-6 Overview of JobGod allows Satan to test Job (1-2). This results in him losing his family, health and possessions. But Job remained loyal to God. (God’s description of Job in 1:1,8 hasn’t changed - Blameless, Upright, Fears God, Shuns Evil - cf 1:22.)Job’s friends accuse him of sin (3-37) They point out that his suffering means he is guilty because righteous people don’t suffer.Job counters by proclaiming his innocence (3-37).&nbs...

  • The Gospel

    The Gospel2 Timothy 1:8-12 Introduction/Background v 8 What is the gospel? The gospel is widely misunderstood today – even among evangelicals.What is your relationship to the gospel? In 2 Timothy 1: 8 we encounter two actions...Do not shame the gospel – contra to NASV “do not be ashamed” – an act is in mind here – don’t dishonor or bring shame on the gospel (or the memory of Christ and his apostles)We do this by… disgraceful conduct and ...