THE MISSION OF GOD IN HEBREWS

After careful analysis of the book of Hebrews one can determine that there is one major theme that is present within the book. The theme that Jesus is superior to everyone and everything is present all throughout Hebrews. Under this major theme are two themes that correspond with God’s mission to glorify Himself among all…

STAND FIRM IN GOD’S GRACE: 1 Peter

The main them in 1 Peter is to stand firm in God’s grace and is both validated and illustrated by the contents of the New Testament book. 1 Peter explains that the grace of God involves suffering. Suffering grows the faith of a believer and Peter encourages suffering Christians to stand firm in the faith…

Are Good Works Optional For Christians?

What did Paul mean when he said that we “should” walk in good works? Are good works optional for Christians? I would say that good works are not optional for Christians. However, good works is something that comes natural to the Christian once they have received genuine salvation. While good works is not required for…

THE CHURCH MUST MAINTAIN UNITY: Jews and Gentiles

The main theme in the book of Ephesians is that the church (both Jewish and Gentile Christians) must maintain the unity that Christ powerfully created. There are several examples in Ephesians that can validate and illustrate this theme. Chapter 1:9–10, immediately addresses this theme when Paul states, “and he made known to us the mystery…