Matthew 10:16 Wise as Serpents “pertaining to understanding resulting from insight and wisdom” (Louw and Nida). Harmless as Doves “Without any mixture of deceit, without any defiling material” (The Complete Word Study Dictionary). “pertaining to being without a mixture of evil and hence to being pure – pure, untainted” (Louw and Nida). Romans 16:19; Philippians […]
Sinless Perfection OR Faithful Sinlessness
I’d like to ask you to review this Bible class for me. I think people have some misconceptions about the Christian’s relation to sin and I tried to address some of that in this class. How did I do explaining it? Did anything I say raise questions with you? Let me know your thoughts in […]
How to Study the Bible: The Literary Context
We’re resuming our Thursday morning class at Northside with a continuation of “How to Study the Bible.” Today’s class continues lesson 3: Learning to Think Contextually. Download this lesson here.
Paul’s Example of Confidence in Christ
The apostle Paul serves as one of the greatest examples of what committed confidence in Christ looks like. From Paul’s example, we learn that… Our Confidence is in Christ (2 Timothy 4:16-18; Ephesians 3:10-12; 6:19-20). Confidence Means Being Unashamed (Romans 1:16; Philippians 1:20; 2 Timothy 1:8). The Composition of Confidence (2 Timothy 1:6-7; Matthew 22:37-40; […]
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