Christ Our Passover
Summary: In addition to being flawless, God's works have a multiplicity of purposes, while man's works have limited utility and many flaws. Like air, having multiple uses, God's Word also has many uses; any one scripture can be used in dozens of different app... 

How Did They Overcome?
Summary: David Grabbe points out that the letters to the seven churches in Revelation all specify rewards for those who overcome. Revelation 12:11 gives a road map for how Satan (including his world and our corrupted human nature) can be overcome. The first s... 

In Him Was Life
Summary: Richard Ritenbaugh, reflecting on a Gatorade commercial asking if we have what it takes in us, asks whether we have life within us. Not all forms of life have equal value. Although we already have physical-chemical existence, we do not yet have quali... 

Intimacy with Christ (Part 1)
Summary: John Ritenbaugh warns that the narrow "pay and pray" mentality experienced by many in our previous fellowship took our attention away from the more important overcoming and growing aspect, preparing for the Kingdom of God. We desperately ne... 

Jesus Christ, the Bearer of Sin
Summary: David Grabbe, focusing on Leviticus 16:20-21 and Isaiah 53:4-6, 11-12, builds the case that the azazel goat symbolizes Christ's bearing our grief, pain, and iniquity on the cross. This second goat in the Atonement sin offering, serving as a type of J... 

John 3:16: Does God Really Love the World?
Summary: God does not love everybody equally. Nowhere does He tell us to prefer the world of the ungodly, adopting the pagan customs of the world's religions. Though God commands us to love our enemies, He does not tell us to be kindly affectionate to them. T... 

Knowing God
Summary: In order to one to fulfill his purpose in life, a person needs to be singularly focused on what he wants to accomplish. Divided minds either result in no activity or productivity or, worse yet, devastating and hurtful consequences. Division (especial... 

Repentance
Summary: David Grabbe, reminding us that a major focus of John the Baptist's ministry was a call to repentance and turning to righteousness, a focus that Jesus Christ and the Apostle Paul reinforced and magnified. Curiously, in main-stream Protestantism, repe... 

Sovereignty and 'Once Saved Always Saved'
Summary: John Ritenbaugh contends that those who believe in the "once saved always saved" doctrine foolishly fail to see that God has a more extensive and creative plan for mankind than merely saving them. One can fail to bring forth fruits of repen... 

The Awesome Cost of Salvation
Summary: The world's religions are in abject bondage to falsehood because they do not observe the Passover. Freedom comes to God's called out ones incrementally from continuing on the way- the relationship between God and us. It is this relationship which is ... 

Works of God
Summary: Richard Ritenbaugh focuses upon the work of God. The idea that the "work of God" is equated with "preaching the gospel around the world as a witness" severely limits the awesome scope of God's work. If God ever stopped working, th... 




 
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