New Testament Archive

The Blessing Of Abraham

so that in Christ Jesus the blessing of Abraham might come to the Gentiles, so that  we might receive the promised Spirit through faith (Galatians 3:14). Our first encounter of Abraham in Scripture is his call by God from a pagan background. God’s call included a pronouncement of blessings and a covenantal relationship to be later sealed by faith (Genesis 12:1-3; 17:1-2).  Scripture also presents …

Praying The Lord’s Prayer: A Short Guide

As a fellowship, we took a break for the Christmas and New Year season. We resumed today. As our first meeting for 2020, we spent some time to pray together. As a guide, we used the Lord’s prayer in Matthew 6:9-13. We thanked God for the New Year and his faithfulness in keeping us as a fellowship. Then we prayed that the Lord will guide …

Work Out Your Own Salvation With Fear And Trembling

Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, so now, not only as in my presence but much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure(Philippians 2:12-13). “Work out your own salvation.” That phrase appears as though Paul is admonishing the Philippians to …

Christ: The Light Of The World

Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life. (John 8:12). From the text, we see a contrast between light and darkness. Also, we can further imply a contrast between sin and righteousness; life and death. “I am the light of the world” is one of …