The purpose of dating is marriage

Dating can be a daunting task for teenagers, and this week we tackled the purpose of dating — to lead toward marriage. There is nothing in the Bible that says that dating is NOT allowed (sorry, parents). However, while dating may be technically allowed, it’s not always the right decision. Read more…

The Odds of You

You are too improbable to be unintentional. I recently read an article that made the claim that the odds of you (as in the person-who-is-reading-this “you”) existing are 1 in 10^2,685,000, or 10 followed by 2,685,000 zeros. That’s so statistically improbable that we would just consider the odds to be Read more…

The Resurrection

Resurrection and Ascension What was Christ’s resurrection body like? What is the significance for us? What happened to Christ when he ascended into heaven? Three days after Jesus died, he came back to life and stayed on earth for 40 days. After this, Jesus ascended into heaven to sit at Read more…

The Atonement

The Atonement Was it necessary for Christ to die? Did Christ’s entire earthly life earn any saving benefits for us? The atonement is the work Christ did in his life and death to earn our salvation. The love and justice of God was the ultimate cause that led to Christ’s Read more…

The Person of Christ: Deity

The Person of Christ: Deity How is Jesus fully God and fully man, yet one person? Jesus Christ was _________ God and _________ man in one person, and will be so forever. Direct Scriptural Claims The word “God” (Theos) is used of Christ. In the NT: John 1:1, 20:28; Romans Read more…

Sin

Sin What is sin? Where did it all come from? Do we inherit a sinful nature from Adam? Sin is any failure to conform to the moral law of God in act, attitude, or nature. Sin includes not only individual acts such as stealing or lying but also wrong attitudes Read more…

Man: The Essential Nature of Man

The Essential Nature of Man What does Scripture mean by “soul” and “spirit”? Are they the same thing? Dichotomy – Man is made up of two parts: 1) Body and 2) Spirit/Soul Scripture seems to use “soul” and “spirit” interchangeably John 12:27, 13:21. Jesus is troubled in soul/spirit. Luke 1:46-47. Read more…

Man as Male and Female

Man as Male and Female Why did God create two genders? Can men and women be equal and yet have different roles? We are made in God’s image. – Genesis 1:27 Harmonious interpersonal relationships Two become one – Genesis 2:24 God has joined them together – Matthew 19:6 Shared body Read more…