Matthew 1:1 is the first verse of the New Testament. Those of us who have read the New Testament may have wondered why this genealogy is important. Why start a book of the Bible, particularly the first book of the New Testament this way? Because God always keeps His promises..
The resurrection of Jesus Christ is the central fact of the Christian faith. Every sermon preached by every Christian in the New Testament focuses on it. There is no historical evidence of any form of early Christianity without it. Here are seven reasons to believe it really happened.
The Thessalonian church was eagerly awaiting the return of Jesus Christ, this is evident throughout the letter. But apparently some of their number had now passed away. Did this mean that they would be forever separated from their loved ones if Jesus were to return to set up His kingdom here on earth? Paul writes this section to them to clear things up.