In Colossians verse 27, it said” To them God chose to make know how great among the Gentiles are the riches of the glory of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. Other observation that I notice was that Paul wrote to the people of Colossae. In verse 2 of Colossians, it said. To the saints and faithful brothers in Christ at Colossae. The third thing that I noticed was the word “him” was repeated 7 times in
Through the Son God made the whole universe, and to the Son he has ordained that all creation shall ultimately belong. This Son, radiance of the glory of God, flawless expression of the nature of God, himself the upholding principle of all that is, effected in person the reconciliation between God and man and then took his seat at the right hand of the majesty on high ....
Good Morning VPC! Hope everyone is doing well. Please read with me the gospel of John 16 for our daily devotion. The prosperity gospel (A.K.A the gospel of health and wealth) is a movement that seems to be sweeping across the globe today. This movement teaches us that when we place our trust and faith in Christ, we are given an abundance of health and wealth.
Only those who remained blameless and free of sin would reach God’s presence. Salvation in the Old Testament is viewed primarily as a means of going to heaven, which calls for obedience of Gods commandments to be worth before Him. Although this is similar to the New Testament, the New Testament mainly emphasizes on deliverance from sin through Jesus Christ, the son of God, who died to redeem his people from sin and its consequences. Salvation in the Old Testament was mainly based on faith in God (Kärkkäinen 63). For instance, God considered Abraham, who was faithful to him, as a man through whom he would raise a great generation that would please and obey Him.
The reminder is that they are incredibly blessed, but spiritually. D. This is to remind us that we are blessed in ways that the world around us will never understand. E. As Christians, we need to understand what the Lord has done for us! F. Notice the words “In Christ” or “In Him” as we study. 2.
Jesus comforts us in John 14:1-3 that we are going to a place, heaven, which Jesus has prepared for us. This place is the home of God, where I will be ultimately with God. There are wonderful images of heaven as described in Revelation 21. I envision heaven as a home of warmth, harmony, joy without tears, and a place where I am in the presence of God forever. There is no pain and sorrow, and new hopes and new things are before me.
Theism is the belief in one God as creator of the universe, intervening in it and sustaining a personal relation to his creations. To the ordinary theistic Christian believer, “God the creator is omnipotent and performs miracles.” God is all-powerful and can perform wonders when He is prayed too. Also, theism is the belief that God created the universe by speaking it into existence. As found in the book of Genesis in the Bible, “by the seventh day God had finished the work he had been doing; so on the seventh day he rested from all his work.” God made new creations each and every day, but when it came to the seventh day He rested. Additionally, God is always in contact and getting involved in human affairs.
Meanwhile, the cities adopted their own gods and perform their own rituals. As the empire expanded, Roman Religion absorbed many gods and culture of conquered nations, but the influence would always remained in Greece (L.Wasson, 2013). Traditional Roman Religion had become weaker by the influence of Greek philosophy, which recommended the idea of there being a single god. 70years before the uprise of Jewish against Rome, Jesus was born in Bethlehem. As a young man, Jesus began preaching the poor.
Atheism is a belief that there is no God or gods; Christianity is the exact opposite. Christianity is the belief in the one, true God, and remembering his son, Jesus, came to die on the cross for our sins. Lewis describes a Christian as one striving to be more like Christ and allowing Him to completely take over our lives for the better. Lewis had several atheistic views until converting to Christianity. He being an atheist gave him more knowledge when supporting his current beliefs of Christianity.
It is also one of the three cities cursed by Jesus for its lack of faith. According to the Bible, many miracles were performed in Capernaum. The Bible mentions Capernaum 16 times in the chapters of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. In chapter eight of Matthews, it is mentioned that Jesus healed the Centurion’s servant as well as Peter’s Mother in law. The gospel of Luke identifies the Centurion as the Roman army officer who built the synagogue in Capernaum.
Jesus was believed to be the Messiah that the people of Israel wanted to free them from slavery. The textbook says, “This coming deliverer was referred to as the Messiah, which means "anointed one." Messiah is the Hebrew term that is the basis for the term Christ, as in Jesus Christ. In the Old Testament, kings were anointed. When the New Testament refers to Jesus as Christ, it is not referring to Jesus’ surname but to Jesus’ title as messiah, as king.” (Diffey, 2015)Jesus was believed to be the Son within the Holy Trinity: The Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
In the book The Making of the West the authors said, “He died in 632, he was recognized as the one God of the Jews and Christians and he believed he was the last prophet of God” (Hunt, pg. 240). The studying and expanding of Islamic beliefs caused the spread of Islamic religion. Some of the causes of the spread of Islam is: the strength of the Muslim military and techniques, the internal divisions of Islam enemies, the strength of their economy and culture, and the death of their prophet Muhammad. The spread of Islam was one of the most sudden movements found in history today.
After conquering the people, God warned the Israelites to be mindful in their well doing, that they dare turn to other gods, that would ignite His anger upon them (Deuteronomy 31;16-18). ‘Joshua is the book of Israel’s holy war. It describes how the Israelites took possession of Canaan as fulfillment of the promise that God had given centuries before to the patriarchs Abrahams, Isaac and Jacob. The name Joshua means “The Lord is Savior,” as he took hold of the leadership after Moses’s death. The book of Joshua is part of the primary history of the Hebrew Bible narrating the history of Israel from the creations of the world until the Babylonian exile.