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Jesus— Man but not God? The Ebionite Heresy

February 1, 2006

Theology_Matters Jesus— Man but not God? The Ebionite Heresy The Scriptures declare that there is one mediator between God and men, “the man Christ Jesus” (1 Tim. 2:5). Many who heard the gospel in the first century had no trouble accepting this. For them, the major stumbling block to the gospel was the church’s insistence that Jesus Christ...

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  • Practical Theology February 1, 2006

The Wrath of God

September 1, 2012

Theology_Matters The Wrath of God It is rare today to hear a sermon that focuses on the wrath of God. Some may even think that the very idea of anger is incompatible with the gospel’s message of God’s mercy and grace. Yet one theme in the book of Jeremiah deals with the real threat posed by the wrath of God. For example, in Jeremiah 4:4...

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  • Practical Theology September 1, 2012

Bread of the Kingdom

August 1, 2012

Theology_Matters Bread of the Kingdom In the Lord’s Prayer, Jesus taught His disciples to ask for “daily bread” (Matt. 6:11; cf. Luke 11:3). This is the first of what New Testament scholar Joachim Jeremias called “the two We petitions” in the most famous prayer ever uttered. It immediately follows those that Jeremias called “the two Thou...

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  • Practical Theology August 1, 2012

Theology Matters

March 1, 2019

Theology_Matters When Solomon dedicated the temple, he prayed: “But will God really dwell on earth with humans? The heavens, even the highest heavens, cannot contain you. How much less this temple I have built!” (2 Chron. 6:18). The temple in Jerusalem was not a container for God. He is always present everywhere and “does not live in temples...

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  • Practical Theology March 1, 2019

Cry for Justice

October 1, 2020

The psalms reveal that our spiritual life is an emotional one. The wide range of human emotions in Psalms 42–72 is so frank that it may even disturb us.

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  • Practical Theology October 1, 2020

Speaking For God

July 1, 2018

Theology_Matters Speaking For God Today we use the term prophet to describe someone who speaks bluntly and with forthrightness. The Bible uses the term prophet in a more specialized sense. Biblical prophets spoke for God under the control of the Holy Spirit. The unique role of the Spirit separates the prophets from others who speak for God.

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  • Practical Theology July 1, 2018

The Intermediate State

September 1, 2008

Theology_Matters The Intermediate State Those who believe in Christ are shielded from many things, but grief is not one of them. The certainty of eternal life does not make us immune from sorrow. It does, however, change the nature of our grief. Christians experience sorrow at the death of a loved one who knows Christ, though it is a grief...

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  • Practical Theology September 1, 2008

Love and Hell

September 1, 2015

Theology_Matters Love and Hell Many people have difficulty reconciling the Bible’s teaching about hell with the love of God. How can a God who is love consign anyone to an eternity of torment? As long as we think of hell as an expression of divine love, we will never be able to answer this question. Hell is not a reflection of God’s love—it...

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  • Practical Theology September 1, 2015

Satan, Adam, and Sin

May 1, 2008

Theology_Matters Satan, Adam, and Sin Adam might be considered the original “bad boy” in the Bible; after all, he succumbed to temptation and sinned. But he was not the originator of sin—the first creature to sin was Satan. Satan’s creation is not described in Scripture, but Jesus said that He saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven (Luke...

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  • Practical Theology May 1, 2008

God’s Laughter

March 1, 2010

Theology_Matters God’s Laughter Does God have a sense of humor? Those who like to laugh find it difficult to picture God without one. But this may be due as much to the high esteem we have for this personality trait as it is to anything the Bible has to say. Because we consider a sense of humor to be a virtue in others, we feel certain that...

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