Gospel

Thoughts on the Sabbath School Lesson

LESSON FOR FEBRUARY 6, 1937 TRUE LOVE Scripture Reading: 1 John 3:9-16. Golden Text: 1 John 3:11. Last week we learned from the first verse of the reading, 1 John 3:1, that we are children of God by adoption, that is, God calls us His children. Now with the beginning of the reading we have […]

This We Believe

Statement of Faith 9 Marriage   This we believe: Marriage is an institution of God and is an exclusive lifetime union between one man and one woman for the purpose of perpetuating humanity and enriching human experience. Reflecting the bond between Christ and His church, marriage may be broken only by sexual immorality. Like the […]

Of Pharaoh and Pharmaceuticals

Bondage is no archaic reality; it’s alive and well. This fact has been impressed on me repeatedly this week. First, my daily Bible readings have taken me through the early chapters of Exodus and the last chapters of Galatians. Bondage is a key theme in both. These passages remind us that freedom is God’s gift […]

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Jesus’ Secrets to Saving Parents’ Sanity

Being a parent is intimidating. It isn’t just the funhouse of potty-training, bedtime (why won’t they sleep?!), sibling squabbles, schoolwork, table manners, and housework that threaten my sanity…it’s the knowledge that I have to navigate this maze of mirrors while actually teaching them things. Important things. I have to teach them, these four daughters of mine, not […]

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Why I Crave Mentorship and Why You Might, Too

I crave time with older women. Whether one year older or fifty, I am hungry for their influence. This craving is spiritually innate. Older women likewise are to be reverent in their behavior, not malicious gossips nor enslaved to much wine, teaching what is good, so that they may encourage the young women to love […]

What does “one faith” mean in Ephesians 4:5? Why is faith so important?

The Bible says there is “one faith” (Ephesians 4:5). Is it really that simple? How can we know if we have it? Why is faith so important?   The text you cite lists faith among seven ones that help define our unity in Christ: one body, one Spirit, one hope, one Lord, one faith, one […]

What’s the relationship between law and gospel?

I’ve been hearing a lot about the grace of God without works and being saved by faith alone. Some preachers seem to say that obeying God’s law and holy living are no longer important. Am I hearing them right? Is this what the Church teaches? Your question and the answer below introduce us to biblical […]