Trials have instructional value and can be a source of growth and transformation.
In this Seven Minute Seminary video, Dr. David deSilva draws on the wealth of biblical references to build a positive vision for what repentance should look like in the Christian life.
If God could accept a criminal on the cross, God can readily accept us whatever our imperfections or wrongdoing.
God does not ask us to do what he himself has not already done. God has given us the resources to love.
The gods were personified sources of power that reflected the breadth of humanity, including its best and more often its worst attributes.
When sin rules in human affairs, God’s justice is not to be found—which is why he stepped in to make things right.
God will not allow us to bask in some warm, fuzzy glow that does not face reality. If we choose to live without God, his shalom is an impossibility.
We are well-connected to God: we all have the Father, the Son, and the Spirit dwelling within us.
God approves of Jesus, and we should follow after him. This power assists us to carry out God’s purpose and mission in the world.
The one who is beyond sight, sound, touch, smell, and taste has emptied Himself in his transcendence in one person of his triune being, the one who is called the Son.