Husbands must be humble (willing to sacrifice), imitating the behavior of Christ, striving to attain reconciliation and atonement with their wives.
The marriage relationship and the family structure provide a workshop to learn the intricacies of the God-plane relationship between Christ and the church.
Martin Collins, suggesting that stress sometimes brings a strain on married life, emphasizes that both husband and wife need to get back to the task of being cleansed, as Christ's spiritual bride, by delving into Bible study and prayer. We need to reciprocate the love Christ has given to the church. Christ both sanctifies and …
Martin Collins, continuing the series on "Marriage and the Family," focuses on the admonition to the husband's obligation to render affection as self-sacrificial love, as seen in I Corinthians 7:3-4 and Ephesians 5:25-33, typifying the affection between Christ and the Church. The husband is commanded to love his wife …
Martin Collins, reflecting on the recent Thanksgiving celebration, a time which family reunions abound, continues his series on marriage and the family. Sadly, many have carried the baggage of the world into God's Church rather than carefully putting on the armor of God. We need to gain an appreciation of the privileges Christ …
Martin Collins, focusing upon the covenantal relationship of marriage, reaffirms the respective roles of husband and wife, typifying the relationship between Christ and His Church. In this twelfth and concluding message in this series, the emphasis is upon unity and cohesiveness. As husband and wife are commanded to become one …
The one who comes before God must be pure in body and mind. The priests had to wash themselves from a bronze laver, midway between the altar and the entrance.
Husbands need to imitate God's behavior as reflected through the life of Jesus Christ. Isaiah 54 reveals Yahweh (who became Jesus Christ) as the Husband of Israel.
Justification is not the end of the salvation process, but merely the opening to sanctification, where we bear fruit and give evidence of God's Spirit in us.
The burnt offering is completely consumed on the altar. This type of offering teaches us about Christ's total dedication to God—and how we should emulate it.
Martin Collins, continuing on the series of marriage and the family, asserts that most men don't seem to be really good men or good husbands. Hanna Rosin, in her article the End of Men, citing Anthony Eden, suggests that real men were annihilated by the Welfare system, encouraged to be passive, unable to lead, yielding to bitter …
Hebrews emphasizes the infinite superiority of Christ's priesthood and one-time sacrifice as contrasted to the repetitive Aaronic sacrifices.
Hebrews 11 provides examples to bolster faith. The faith described is not blind, but is carefully developed from systematic analysis of available evidence.
Paul never taught any Jew to forsake the Law of Moses, but he did warn against Pharisaical additions for the expressed purpose of attaining justification.
The two principle themes of Book One of the Psalms are the Torah (the instruction of God) and the Messiah (or God's Anointed).
Sheep are the most dependent on their owner for their well-being. From the viewpoint of the sheep, the quality of care of the shepherd is of utmost importance.
Unlike tumultuous waves, the sea of glass before God's throne is tranquil and serene. Before we can stand on this sea of glass, we must be set apart and cleansed.