The Gospel (Page 3)

The Gospel (Page 3)

Fearing God puts our Worldly Fears to Rest – under the Creative Commons License I was recently reading Luke 12:4-7 and was struck by an aspect of our relationship with God that we maybe don’t talk about enough… fearing God. This doesn’t seem to be spoken of much in Christian circles, as more often than not, people tend to focus on the “God” of love always being there for us and…

The gospel in 1 Timothy 1:15

Photo credit: © genotar1 – With this post we welcome our new pastor, Andrew Courtis, to the Hills Bible Church Blog. 1 Timothy 1:15 is right up there with John 3:16 as a great mini gospel text. It summarizes the grand truths of the gospel in a short memorable statement. Consider these simple (yet profound) words: “the saying is trustworthy and deserving…

Evangelism: Words vs Deeds

“The belief that we can “preach the gospel” with our actions alone represents muddled thinking. However important our actions may be (and they are very important indeed) … they are not “preaching the gospel.” … If the gospel is to be communicated at all, it must be put into words.”

The Spirit of Prophecy

Often we think of prophecy as some sort of futuristic prediction. We can be quite self-centred, thinking that prophecy is a proclamation of what God has in store for me and my life specifically in the future. Of course God could tell us such things. However prophecy in the Bible very rarely works like that.

Headings in the Bible

Religious rules won’t help us live for Christ and put sin to death. But if we focus on Jesus, on things above, we will be able to put sin to death and live to please God (Col. 3:1-4). So we are to set our minds on things above: on Jesus. We are to put to death earthly things, such as rules and our sins!

Some more thoughts on Predestination

In a previous blog I wrote about “Predestination and Free Will”.  I believe that Christians who don’t accept the Bible’s teaching on predestination are forfeiting the great assurance and comfort that this doctrine affords. On the one hand, I think they may misunderstand God’s sovereignty, and on the other hand, human free will.  If God is sovereign, surely salvation is…