Hebrews Part 2

Christ Greater than Angels Hebrews 1:5-2:18 deals with Christ superiority to angels. First, Christ’s superiority is affirmed in 1:5-14. Next, the exhortation in 2:1-4 to pay earnest attention to revelation through the Son. Finally, an explanation in 2:5-18 showing that, although Christ has a human body, he is superior to angels who are immaterial spirits.Continue reading “Hebrews Part 2”

Hebrews Part 1

Scripture and Commentaries The Holy Bible, ESV, Crossway Bibles, 2001. Commentaries include: HEBREWS, Ray C. Stedman, IVP New Testament Commentary Series, 1992; Hebrews, Simon J. Kistemaker, Baker Book House, 1984; After the Sacrifice, Walter A. Henrichsen, Zondervan Publishing House, 1979; Hebrews (Volume 1 & 2), R. Kent Hughes, Crossway Books, 1993; Growing Slowly Wise, DavidContinue reading “Hebrews Part 1”

Living to Please God Part 14

References: (1.) ESV Bible, Crossway, 2002. (2.) The Bible on the Life Hereafter, William Hendriksen, Baker Book House, 1959. (3.) Heaven, Randy Alcorn, Tyndale House Publishers, 2004. (4.) Reformed Dogmatics vol. 4, Herman Bavinck, Baker Academic, 2008. (5.) Immortality, Loraine Boettner, Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing, 1956. (7.) Concise Theology, J.I. Packer, Tyndale House Publishers, 1993. HeavenContinue reading “Living to Please God Part 14”

Living to Please God Part 13

Introduction Topics for this lesson include (1.) Kingdom of Heaven, (2.) the human soul, (3.) the soul at mortal death, (4.) the soul in the intermediate period? Salvation and the Kingdom of God Many people think of salvation in terms of “being saved from the penalty of sin” and “being guaranteed a place in heaven.”Continue reading “Living to Please God Part 13”

Living to Please God Part 12

Introduction Continued discussion on character. Character Which Glorifies God God prepares believers during their mortal life to be able to live eternally with Him. Possessions will not go with us into eternal life – but character and holiness will. God is more concerned with character and holiness than He is with happiness, comfort, or possessions.Continue reading “Living to Please God Part 12”

Living to Please God Part 11

Christianity and Truth Christianity claims to give a true account of facts – to say what the real universe is like. That claim is supported by a chain of historical and experiential evidence. Like other statements, the Christian account may be true or false. If confirmed to be true, then every honest person should wantContinue reading “Living to Please God Part 11”

Living to Please God Part 10

Introduction This lesson continues the discussion about Truth. It begins with methods for validating truth claims. Some validity tests are common sense, others are more formal. The required degree of assurance that the truth claim is true determines the method to be used.  Validating Truth To be true means to conform to reality or beContinue reading “Living to Please God Part 10”

Living to Please God Part 9

Truth Introduction Winston Churchill said, “Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened.” What is truth?  What is the relationship of truth to the world around us? Is there value in being able to determine truth?  C.S. Lewis: “If you look forContinue reading “Living to Please God Part 9”

Living to Please God Part 8

Ethics Moral principles governing behavior established by an outside source. Necessity for Ethical Standards Our focus is on behavior consistent with living life to please God. Behavior flows from thoughts and emotions. Discipline is necessary for success in living life to please God. For discipline to be effective, discipline must be based on a standardContinue reading “Living to Please God Part 8”