God Is Light, Darkness Is Lies

Join Andy as he continues his series through 1 John looking at 1 John 1:5-6.

The Great Sustainer

Colossians 1:16-17, “16 For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him. 17 And he is before all things, and in him all things hold...

The Strength of Meekness

I came across a manual given to college students on how to assimilate into the North American culture in the United States. Among the suggestions were the following: Never ask an American a direct question about their religion, age, money, salary, weight, or dress...

Gentle and Lowly: The Heart of Christ for Sinners and Sufferers by Dane Ortlund

The heart of God is at the center of the gospel message. His affections towards His people is not a great mystery that needs to be discovered but has been revealed in the person and work of Jesus. God’s heart towards His people is seen throughout Scripture. The Lord...

The Belt of Truth and the Breastplate of Righteousness

On today’s Warriors of Grace show continuing season two, Dave discusses the righteousness of God and the breastplate of righteousness, the belt of truth and the Word of God, and what union with Christ is and how it relates to spiritual warfare. What you’ll hear in...

Raised With Christ: Your Easter Story

Colossians 3:1-3, “If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. For you have died, and your life is hidden with...

Theology For Life

Our Righteous Advocate

“My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous.” (1st John 2:1-2) The ascension of Christ in Question 46 of the Heidelberg Catechism prompts the...

Recommended Reading on The High Priestly Ministry of Jesus

In this issue of Theology for Life Magazine, we’ve been considering the subject of Jesus’s High Priestly ministry and what that means for daily Christian living and ministry. We understand that we haven’t covered everything on this topic, but it is our prayer that,...

Jesus High Priestly Ministry and Temptation

In Hebrews 2:11, the author has demonstrated that Jesus and His people belong to the same family; the implication is that Jesus has assumed our human nature. Now the author indicates that the necessity of delivering His people from their enemies—death and Satan—meant...
Jesus, Our Great Intercessor

Jesus, Our Great Intercessor

There are many wonderful works Jesus did for His people. Jesus said that He came in His incarnation “[not] to be served but to serve and give his life as a ransom for many” (Mark 10:45). Jesus gave Himself for His people. He lived the life we could not live, and He...

The Unfolding of the Gospel in Hebrews

The Unfolding of the Gospel in Hebrews

The book of Hebrews unfolds the gospel in at least five ways: it shows the connection between Christ’s person and His work, shows His superiority to Old Testament persons and institutions, underscores humanity’s need for redemption, warns of apostasy, and exhorts...

Our Better Hope: Eight Priestly Comforts for Times of Need

Our Better Hope: Eight Priestly Comforts for Times of Need

It was a heartbreaking sight. The wild turkey had dashed onto the road, frantically scurrying its skinny legs in a sprint for its life as a line of cars came barreling head-on. As I drove on a narrow, two-lane country road, I had enough distance to slow down and let...

Perseverance and the High Priestly Ministry of Jesus

Perseverance and the High Priestly Ministry of Jesus

Jesus has entered the heavenly sanctuary on our behalf. He has gone there as forerunner, a designation found only here in the New Testament, but which appears in a variety of athletic and military contexts of the Hellenistic world. In Hebrews, where the term is...

Our Confidence in the High Priestly Ministry of Jesus

Our Confidence in the High Priestly Ministry of Jesus

In Hebrews 2:14, the writer says it is “our confession” that Christians must hold fast to. The early church employed theological formulas to express the faithful’s confession like the Apostle’s Creed. These confessions remind believers that there is true content to...

Assurance, Perseverance and the High Priestly Ministry of Jesus

Assurance, Perseverance and the High Priestly Ministry of Jesus

Jesus Christ meets the qualifications to be the Mediator and High Priest to His people. Someone may be qualified for a position without actually having the authority to hold it. Qualification is a prerequisite, but there must be an appointment to the office if the...

Crucified with Christ: How the Cross Kills Sin

Crucified with Christ: How the Cross Kills Sin

The most graphic image that Scripture uses for the killing of sin is crucifixion. The cross has rightly stood at the center of Christian theology throughout church history. Crucifixion was so painful that a word was invented to describe it: excruciating, which...

Recommended Reading on Holiness

Recommended Reading on Holiness

In this issue of Theology for Life Magazine, we’ve been considering the subject of holiness in the Christian life, and what that means for daily life and ministry. We understand that we haven’t covered everything on this topic, but it is our prayer that, hopefully,...

How Scripture Empowers Personal Holiness

How Scripture Empowers Personal Holiness

Godliness, Christlikeness, and Christian spirituality all describe a Christian becoming more like God. The most powerful way to effect this change is by letting the Word of God dwell in one richly (Colossians 3:16). When one embraces Scripture without reservation, it...

Cultivating Holiness in the Christian Life

Cultivating Holiness in the Christian Life

Believers are called to holy living. In this article, we will examine seven different ways to live a holy life. First, Know and Love Scripture Scripture is God’s primary road to holiness and to spiritual growth—with the Spirit as Master Teacher, blessing the reading...