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Christianity is a relationship with God. Not a philosophy of life, but a way of life. Dr. Tuttle explains from scripture and from his own experience what the Gospel message is and how we can effectively share it with others. The same power of the Holy Spirit that was available to Jesus and the disciples is also available to us today. Pray that you will recognize and exercise the gifts the Holy Spirit gives you to be effective in your sphere of influence!
What is the relationship between the Old Testament and the New Testament? Did things go wrong and break in the Old Testament and God had to come, in Jesus, and fix that? Or is the Old Testament plan A and the New Testament is the consummation of plan A? Was the fall – Adam and Eve's big goof – in the Garden wrong? It was clearly wrong – but did it catch God with his guard down? Was it unexpected? Did He not plan for that? Or was that the original purpose from before the foundations of the earth? How does the New Testament address that issue?
I love a God who pursues us, from the very beginning, before the Lamb was slain, before the foundation. I love the story of evangelism. I love it that God knows who we are, but yet pursues us from the very beginning and continually is looking for an opportunity for our fellowship to be renewed and refreshed.
Do you want so badly to engage in certain activities, rigorous regimens of spiritual disciplines, hoping they will finally spiritually grow you?
Do you hope staying busy with these activities this will be the answer to some of the unresolved guilt and shame you have in your own life, that you are not as spiritually mature as you should be?
Dr. John Coe, reminds us in this episode of "Curious Christian" that no amount of effort can ever relieve us of this burden of shame and guilt, except Christ.
Is God righteous? Is God just? Does God reward righteousness and punish wickedness? Does God reward righteousness and punish wickedness? I think when we get involved in the pains of life and things do not go in life as we think they should this becomes one of the fundamental questions that the Christian has to answer.