The Questions: Explain the situation of the first recipients of Hebrews. Who are these people? What threats or crises are they facing? How does the letter address them? What is the basic worldview of the letter to the Hebrews? What lessons can people today draw from Hebrews? How can we apply the principles/worldview of this … More The Audience of Hebrews
The last few weeks have been very busy and so I’m just now getting a few things back up so there should be a bit of a steady stream of material over the next couple of months as my workload has eased up a little bit. For the next month or so there is going … More The Authorship of Hebrews
INTRODUCTION When we look at the church and discipleship, the two categories are dependent upon one another. Without healthy discipleship occurring creating healthy disciples, you can’t have a healthy church. If you have unhealthy disciples, they will naturally create an unhealthy church environment. However, a church without a focus on creating healthy disciples, will only … More How the Church effects Discipleship
INTRODUCTION When Jesus left his disciples, he never told them to go and build a church, he never told them to make converts. His mission for the disciples was to make more disciples. We see the grouping of disciples being the local church, as the body of Christ, and it is through the Church that … More Discipleship in Church
The life of a Christian is not static. Often people both in and out of the church want to view making Christians as a simple yes/no position. Is the person saved? No. Get them saved. Are they saved? Yes. The work is done, move on to the next person. This tends to be the attitude … More The Stages of Discipleship
To preface this post, this topic is specifically on what Biblical Theology is as a science, not as a reference to what is Biblical for there are biblical concepts which are not explicitly taught in scripture. This is a reference more specifically to what can be gained from the Bible directly. As I read through … More What is Biblical Theology?