• Revelation 21-22

    Posted Jul 25th, 2010 By in Pastor Brian's Blog, Why We Believe What We Believe With | No Comments Revelation 21-22

    The final paragraph of C.S. Lewis’s The Last Battle is a masterful introduction to Revelation 21-22: Set in direct contrast to the whore of Babylon (17:2), John here sees the “bride adorned for her husband” (21:2; 9). The best Satan can offer is a cheap counterfeit to the real world and the real life which …

  • “…and the life everlasting”

    Posted Jul 18th, 2010 By in Pastor Brian's Blog, The Apostles' Creed With | No Comments “…and the life everlasting”

    More than 85% of Americans believe in some sort of afterlife. Of course, beyond that there is little agreement, especially as it concerns the nature of that afterlife. Here the Creed comes to an end and does so by affirming the hope of life beyond this life and the victory over the grave. Life is …

  • “…the resurrection of the body…”

    Posted Jul 11th, 2010 By in Pastor Brian's Blog, The Apostles' Creed With | No Comments “…the resurrection of the body…”

    People say the darnedest things at funerals. Orthodoxy often gives way to sentimentality. The religion of Scripture often takes a back seat to the folk religion of the day—a toxic blend of new-age wackiness, a smattering of Bible verses and a healthy dose of sappy sentimentalism. When this is all mixed together we hear about …

  • “…the forgiveness of sins…”

    Posted Jul 4th, 2010 By in Pastor Brian's Blog, The Apostles' Creed With | No Comments “…the forgiveness of sins…”

    Thus far everything spoken of Christ has been outside of us. That is, the Creed has been emphasizing the historic work of Christ in his incarnation, suffering, and glory. At this point, the application of Christ’s redeeming work applied to his people by the Holy Spirit through the ministry of the church here comes into …

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