The book of Hebrews tells us about the New Covenant and says it was established on better promises. While eternal life is a part of that, that isn't the only promise involved. In fact, the New Covenant could not come into existence until the fulfillment of an ancient promise that is intimately tied to Pentecost.
God shared His mind and His love with the nation of Israel by giving them the ten commandments. For the Church He has added the Holy Spirit to make it possible to keep the commandments in the spirit and to repent when we fail. Jesus said all the law and the prophets hang on the two great commandments: love toward God and love toward neighbor.
Education is important historically in the Church. We are all disciples which means pupil or student. What does it take to be a good student?
God ordained a special offering of firstfruits, linked to the Feast of Pentecost, to be presented to Him by the Israelites. This ceremony attending this offering teaches important lessons for Christians today.
This message analogizes four athletic coaching/playing approaches to biblical strategies God's people must implement as we "run the race" toward our finish line (1 Corinthians 9:24-27).
Our experiences in life can be a great educational tool--if we learn from them.
Why were you born? What is the meaning of life? Passover and Unleavened Bread are the first two steps in the plan of salvation.
The Scriptures exhort us to "speak the truth in love" (Ephesians 4:15). But is it possible to speak the truth without loving? Or to speak lies in love? And if so, what is our standard as followers of Jesus Christ?
We mature physically and emtionally with the passage of time as humans. However, what does God's Word say about "spiritual maturity"? What does God's Word say about one who is spiritually mature?