Barry Atwell walks us through the Letter of 1 John, pointing out the Top Ten Marks of Conversion. These can give us assurance that we are truly born again. The lack of these marks, or the presence of their opposite, would indicate that our conversion has never happened.
Jean-Paul Sartre gives his own vision of hell in a play called No Exit. The “moral” of the play is the hopelessly amoral conclusion: “You are – your life, and nothing else.” There is no forgiveness and no redemption. No greater good, no higher purpose. You live, you laugh, you suffer and you die. And that’s it.
We all know the type. “Sure I’m a Christian,” they say. And we look at their lives thinking, “Oh Really? I never would have guessed.” James knew the type also – and he attacks them in this passage. He gives us all a reminder that: Our good works are the only part of our faith that anyone will ever see.
Certain jobs are never quite completed. For example: Cleaning, cutting the grass, washing Clothes, add your (least) favorite routine item here. Christ came to this earth on a mission. He finished the job. Our redemption is complete.
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.