- 1 Corinthians 15:20-26
If God’s nature is to be gracious, even in the face of human sin… then why not keep sinning and get more grace? Or, to put it as an objection to Christianity: doesn’t salvation by grace mean people have no motivation to be good? Another way you could frame these questions goes like this: how does grace change you?
What is humanity destined for? What are you destined for? Romans 5.12–21 is nothing less than a God’s-eye view on the whole history of humanity, and it’s summed up in two humans who each represent two destinies open to humankind: Adam and Jesus. Are we destined for death or for life?
We human beings live by hope - it’s part of the way we are built. But how can we have hope in today’s world? And what are we to hope for? We continue with the Apostle Paul as he lays out for us the glory of the gospel of hope in Jesus Christ.
Is this in Paul’s Top 10 most outrageous things he ever said - ‘we boast in our sufferings’! Hear how that can be true in your life.
Our culture is confused about “faith”. Is it the great cop-out: the enemy of reason? Is it just a preference: you have this faith, I have that one? Is it a magic bullet: as long as you have faith in yourself, everything will work out? Paul holds out Abraham as the great father of faith, and as he does so describes the only faith that really makes a difference: faith in the God who has the power to deliver what he promises.