The Family of God

One of the most beautiful images of the church seen in Ephesians and other NT epistles is that of a loving family, over which God is Father.  Whenever this particular image is used, the emphasis of t...

The Church

Originally the Greek word we translate “church” meant an assembly of citizens, called out to conduct public affairs.  In the NT the word identifies all believers everywhere, as well as lo...

Righteousness

To “justify” is to declare righteous as a judicial act.  But God does more than this for us.  He acts in our lives to actually make us righteous. Three strong emphases on righteousness a...

ABCs of Salvation – Not the Gospel

The ABCs of Salvation is not the Gospel  by Aaron Wilson (LifeWay) School may be out for the summer, but many kids will still be learning their ABCs over the break. The ABCs of salvation, that is. Th...