Author: Matthew Adams

The Example of Paul

1 Timothy 1:12-16, “I thank him who has given me strength, Christ Jesus our Lord, because he judged me faithful, appointing me to his service, though formerly I was a blasphemer, persecutor, and insolent opponent. But I received mercy because I had acted ignorantly in unbelief, and the grace of our Lord overflowed for me with the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus. The saying is trustworthy and deserving of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am the foremost. But I received mercy for this reason, that in...

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The Proper Usage of the Law

1 Timothy 1:1-11, “Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by command of God our Savior and of Christ Jesus our hope, to Timothy, my true child in the faith: Grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord. As I urged you when I was going to Macedonia, remain at Ephesus so that you may charge certain persons not to teach any different doctrine, nor to devote themselves to myths and endless genealogies, which promote speculations rather than the stewardship from God that is by faith. The aim of our charge is love that issues...

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The Knowability of God

What can we know about God? The knowability of God is a topic in Christian theology that answers this question. Additionally, it is very much the most basic question of Christian theology. Why do I say this? The answer is quite simple; this is the most basic question of Christian theology because it determines the scope and content of our study of God. Therefore, when discussing this topic, we are exploring the degree in which mankind can know God. The religions of the world fall all over this “knowability” spectrum. Some conclude that God cannot be known at all,...

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Overcoming the World

1 John 5:1-12 ESV, “1 Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ has been born of God, and everyone who loves the Father loves whoever has been born of him. [2] By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and obey his commandments. [3] For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments. And his commandments are not burdensome. [4] For everyone who has been born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith. [5] Who is it that overcomes...

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Seven Questions about Books, Life, and Ministry with Zach Kendrick

Let’s start out by telling our readers a little about you. (Current ministry context, family, joys in life, etc.) My wife and I serve our local church, Immanuel Church in Birmingham, in a variety of ways. We mainly serve on the connect team, where we welcome people as they come to worship. We also help serve communion during the worship gathering. Professionally, I work at a local retail bookstore that offers self-publishing services for local authors. As stated above, I am married to Courtney (no kids, yet). We just celebrated our fourth anniversary. My joys in life include spending...

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