A promise is an assurance that one will or will not undertake a certain action. The promise motif arises early on and runs throughout Scripture, becoming intertwined with other terms, expanding and giving it depth.
What words come to mind when you hear the term theology? Dry…Dreary…Doubtful…DULL? You’re not alone.
Too often we don’t realize that theology—thinking about God—is an intimate part of our everyday lives, rather than something that takes place in ivory towers crowded with bearded men crouched over dusty books. We each engage in theology because we each have a set of beliefs about God. But rather than being content with our ideas about God as they now stand, we should each have a desire to know God better than we do today. If you’ve got that desire, then you’re ready to do theology!
Let these resources point the way to a faith more deeply connected with who God actually says He is.
We don’t need to understand God’s will. Our job is to obey.
Jesus says if we build our lives on Him, when the storms of life come, we will stand. We can trust in His wisdom and power.
We can only claim and have assurance God will fulfil what He has said in His Word He will do. That means we cannot claim a promise if God didn’t make it.
Where does understanding justice begin? The term “justice” begins with God. Justice is rooted in the character of God and is not an outside principle to which He must conform. “He is the Rock; his deeds are perfect. Everything he does is just and fair.
It takes knowledge of God’s Word to discern truth and detect error. Not only from what is said but from what is left out.
The book of Proverbs has a lot to say about human nature. And it’s full of wisdom—especially for young people who want to live life to the fullest.
Aron Lee Ralston’s story of being trapped under a boulder is just as unbelievable as Jesus’ resurrection. But that doesn’t make it any less true.
So much of what happens in life is beyond our comprehension. But if we had all the answers we wouldn’t need faith. It’s in the uncertainties and mysteries of life our faith is strengthened.
Our default is to embrace a horizontal perspective of life, but once we embrace a vertical perspective we acknowledge God’s hand on our lives. God is sovereign, no matter what happens.