|Statement||by John Pye Smith.|
|Contributions||Society for Promoting Religious Knowledge among the Poor.|
Above all, despite the prevalence of Christ-less moralism and the pressures of Christ-less academia, we must strive to find and enjoy Christ in the Old Testament. That alone is what makes Old Testament study profitable and enjoyable. It also produces the wonderful blessing of Christ-centered spiritual heartburn (Luke ). • Neglect • Neglect of worship on Lord's Day. • Hebrews “not forsaking the assembling of yourselves together” • Neglect of talents. • 1 Timothy ; do not neglect the gift within you • Matthew The one talent servant had at least one talent the master saw in him, yet he neglected that one talent he did have. The Tragedy of Neglect Hebrews 3 May 4, Scripture: Unison Reading, Hebrews , page , Pew Bible Pastoral Prayer: Introduction: Someone has written this very challenging description of an ever- present problem. "I have never been guilty of wrong actions, but . It is common to hear about God writing our names down in the “Lamb’s Book of Life” as if being saved results in little more than getting our name on the right list. Being a Christian, however, is far more than membership in a religious organization, following a moral code, or even making a decision to believe in Christ and the Bible.
Study Guide: Steps to Christ Study Guide Index. INTRODUCTION. Steps to Christ is one of the most spiritual, Christ-centered books written by Ellen G. White. The first copy was completed and made ready for publication in and was presented to a group of . The Human Knowledge of Christ It is not unusual today to hear from the pulpit or in the classroom, or to read in popular or learned articles and books, that Jesus Christ only gradually grew in the. that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you a spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of Him. I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened, so that you will know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints. Without knowledge of the condemnation of God’s holy law, the cross will draw sympathy but not saving faith from sinners. Christ was set forth to be a propitiation [Romans ] — i.e., the substitutionary object of God’s wrath poured out against a violated law.
In the last selection from The Rule of Our Warfare, John Henry Newman begins, "[a]ll God's dealings with His creatures have two aspects, one external, one internal," and, in a postmodern world that all too often bids us to serve only the pleasures and politics of the former, this book provides a much needed account of the Christian's obligations to both. The gospel addresses shame by telling how Christ was shamed on our behalf to restore our honor. The gospel addresses fear by telling how Christ has defeated every power and how he even gives his power to us. And the gospel addresses guilt by assuring us that Christ took our guilt upon himself so he could give us his innocence. Behold, this was the guilt of your sister Sodom: she and her daughters had arrogance, abundant food and careless ease, but she did not help the poor and needy. Acts Now at this time while the disciples were increasing in number, a complaint arose on the part of the Hellenistic Jews against the native Hebrews, because their widows were. Finally, this gift of justification, the removal of our guilt and God’s wrath, comes only to those who trust in Jesus (ver 25–26). I urge you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God (2 Corinthians ). Turn away from all the intellectual, physical, and religious tactics the world uses to evade its guilt.