The following are notes from our church family’s study on the return of Jesus Christ. This is not a detailed study. Instead it discusses the core essentials of Jesus’ second coming.
Christology is the study of Christ; it is the study of who Jesus is and what He has done. Christology is the study of Jesus' person, words, and works. Some of Jesus' works are very well known and thoroughly studied. His death, His resurrection, and His return are examples of His well known works. However, … Continue reading What Does “Jesus Ascended” Mean?
Theology is a word made up of two Greek words. Theos, which means “God,” and logos, which means “word.” So, theology is “the word about God,” or “the study of God.” For Christians theology is the study of God that is based in God’s Word the Bible. Other religions have their own theology, but Christianity’s … Continue reading The Humility of Theology
Isaiah 61:10 (ESV) I will greatly rejoice in the LORD; my soul shall exult in my God, for he has clothed me with the garments of salvation; he has covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decks himself like a priest with a beautiful headdress, and as a bride adorns herself with … Continue reading Clothed in Salvation; Adorned in Beauty
Ephesians 2:1-10 – The Believer’s Personal Resurrection Resurrection Sunday Morning Sermon First Baptist Church of Ticonderoga, NY The literal, physical resurrection of Jesus Christ is an undeniable, historical event. There were over 500 witnesses that saw Jesus alive after he had been crucified (1 Corinthians 15:6). There are many who believe in the historical fact … Continue reading The Believer’s Personal Resurrection – Ephesians 2:1-10
Paul was the human author of the tiny letter to Titus. This letter is very small, but it is deep. From beginning to end this letter is packed to the brim with life transforming truth for the church of Jesus Christ. As the author of this letter, Paul identifies himself as the slave of God. … Continue reading Titus 1:1a – The Slave of God
In Ephesians 4:17, Paul gives the following command: “Now this I say and testify in the Lord, that you must no longer walk as the Gentiles do...” Paul is an apostle, so he is Jesus’ official representative on the earth. He is also writing under the control of the Holy Spirit (2 Peter 1:20-21). As … Continue reading No Longer Walk As Gentiles
Several blog posts have been dedicated to the seven "one's" of Ephesians 4:4-6. The unity of the church has been created by the Holy Spirit. The basis of this unity rests in truth and in the Godhead. "There is one body and one Spirit - just as you were called to the one hope that … Continue reading Grace Has Been Give to Each One of Us (Ephesians 4:7)
All true believers in Jesus Christ are part of the universal church, the one body. All true believers share one Spirit, one hope, one Lord, and one faith. Those in Christ also share one baptism. This is not speaking of water baptism. There are brothers and sisters in the body of Christ who have major … Continue reading There Is One Baptism (Ephesians 4:5)
In this series on the unity of the body of Christ we have seen that there is one body, one Spirit, one hope, and one Lord. In this post we will study the one faith. There is one faith shared by all believers. To what does "one faith" refer? Some interpret this to mean the … Continue reading There Is One Faith (Ephesians 4:5)