In this comprehensive overview on the subject of slavery, Martin Collins identifies several ways in which humans throughout history have become enslaved. No civilization has escaped its scourge, although Gentile administration has always been more cruel an. . .
Martin Collins, reminding us that the Days of Unleavened Bread dramatize the difficulty of our perpetual lifelong struggle to extricate ourselves from the bondage of sin, points out that the despicable institution of human slavery has been perpetually with. . .
John Ritenbaugh focuses on the deeply felt sense of obligation we feel knowing that a ransom has been paid to redeem us from the death penalty. While we have been justified through grace by faith, good works are the concrete and public reality of this fait. . .
Colossae and Laodicea were susceptible to fast-talking teachers, whose plausible words eroded the true Gospel in favor of pagan thought and practice.
Parents need to teach their children to consider the long-range consequences of current behaviors, chastening and disciplining them while there is hope.
The Laodiceans fail to reciprocate Christ's love for them. The comfort of prosperity blinded them to their spiritual condition, especially their need for Christ.
There must be something to prove we are one with Christ and in union with the Father and the Son. That something is the manner in which we conduct our life.
Reflecting on the Homeric concept of xenia (a reciprocal hospitality toward strangers, leading to lifelong bonds), Richard Ritenbaugh maintains that godly hospitality goes far beyond this outstanding Greek characteristic. When Abraham, Lot, Gideon, and Sam. . .
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