Episode 21: God Always Keeps His Promises [Podcast]

How Abraham Received His New Name, Sarah Conceived the Promised Heir, and Lot Escaped a Fiery Judgment

Abram became Abraham. Sarah miraculously conceived the promised child in her old age. Lot only survived the judgment of Sodom and Gomorrah because the angels took him out of the wicked cities. In this episode, you will see that God always keeps His promises, even if they take decades (or centuries) to be fulfilled. Which […]

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How to Make Important Resolutions from the Bible

Here Are 5 Big Resolutions to Consider

New Year custom dictates that we review our lifestyle after our celebration season and make “resolutions” to correct behavior or focus goals for the coming year. Most of us who have spent some time with the Lord give acknowledgement to the custom, but usually also search our hearts to confess any lingering issues and renew […]

How to Make Important Resolutions from the Bible

“A child born to die…when you understand that, you understand Christmas.” (John MacArthur)

But while he thought about these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take to you Mary your wife, for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit. And she will bring forth a Son, and you shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins.” (Matthew 1:20-21 NKJV)

The real message of Christmas is not about a baby or gift-giving or good will, though these elements are all there, but about the God/man, who once came “in the likeness of sinful flesh” to die in our place, and thereby “condemned sin in the flesh” (Romans 8:3). It will not do to say that any person can become a “Christ” or any other compromise that dilutes either the humanity or the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ. As the apostle John testified: “For the life was manifested, and we have seen it, and bear witness, and shew unto you that eternal life, which was with the Father, and was manifested unto us” (I John 1:2).

That living Word of God “was made in the likeness of men: . . . and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. Wherefore God also hath highly exalted Him, . . . That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, . . . every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father” (Philippians 2:7-11).

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