Contributed on Feb 18, 2018
Redemption speaks of being delivered from bondage through the payment of another. Christ provided our redemption, purchasing it with His blood. We have been removed from the slave market, never to return!
Redemption: Free from Guilt Ephesians 1:7 As I read publications, articles, and blogs today, many caution preachers and pastors in regard to using particular theological terms. These writers warn of a disconnect between the world around us and those within the church. The church has long used ...read more
Contributed on Feb 25, 2018
Propitiation is a word that most may be unfamiliar with, but every believer needs to understand and embrace its significance. Christ Jesus provided the sacrifice, the payment to appease the wrath of God for sin - our propitiation.
Propitiation: Wrath Appeased 1 John 2:2 As we continue our series: Understanding Christianese, I want to consider one of the most endearing and beautiful words in the English language – propitiation. Webster defines propitiation as “an atoning sacrifice.” The word propitiate is defined as “to ...read more
Contributed on Mar 4, 2018
Justification lies at the very core of our Christian faith; it is central to Christianity. Martin Luther declared justification as the cornerstone of Christianity. It is a doctrine we must understand and embrace.
Justification: Declared Righteous Romans 3: 23-26 As we continue the series, Understanding Christianese, I want to consider a term that every believer should know and embrace – justification. For those who have attended church over the years, you have heard this word spoken many times, but I am ...read more
Contributed on Mar 11, 2018
Sin hinders our relationship with God, creating division and preventing fellowship. We have no way to restore that which sin has lost, but God provided the means of reconciliation through the offering of His Son.
Reconciliation: Restored Relationship Romans 5: 8-11 As we continue the series, Understanding Christianese, I want us to take a moment and consider the state of affairs in our nation, and even around the world. Particularly in America, if I had to choose one word to describe where we are ...read more