Renewing your mind

New Covenant 5 – Heirs not Slaves

 

Title: The New Covenant 5 – Heirs not Slaves

Subject Matter:  This week we spent most of the evening in the book of Galatians examining the contrast between the Old and the New Covenants.  Specifically, we saw the vast difference between Continue reading

New Covenant 4 – One Sacrifice for All Time

 

Title: The New Covenant 4 – One Sacrifice for All Time

Subject Matter:  This week we spent more time in the book of Hebrews exploring the ramifications of Jesus work on the cross in relation to the New Covenant.  We looked at how a proper understanding of the New Covenant will have a very positive, Continue reading

New Covenant 3 – Your Spiritual Identity

 

Title: The New Covenant 3 – Your Spiritual Identity

Subject Matter:  In this class we talked about the concept of being “born again” and “born of spirit.”  We talked about what this means, and how it affects the way we view Continue reading

Tithing and Giving

Note:  I originally wrote this article back in February of 2012 on my old blog.  This subject came up recently in a class I was teaching, and I thought this would be a good time to post it here on my current site.  Since the main goal is to bring a clear definition to the word “tithe” I have decided to file it under my Christian Dictionary category.


There are many different types of offerings described in the Bible. In the Old Testament, instructions are given for tithes (Deut 14:22), wave offerings (Ex 29:27), burnt offerings (Lev 9:16), first fruits (Lev 23:9-14), and sin offerings (Num 29:11), just to mention a few.

In the New Testament, instructions are given for free will offerings (2 Cor 9:7), and there are many examples of being generous and sharing with others (Acts 2:44-45).

Problems and confusion come in when you mix and match the different offerings and their associated instructions, selecting which parts to keep and which parts to ignore. The purpose of this study is to examine the offering known as tithing, giving an overview of the practice as it is defined in the Bible. Continue reading

Jesus and the Holy Spirit

Title:  Jesus and the Holy Spirit

Subject Matter:  Though He is God, Jesus became a man and came to earth to show us what it looks like when a “man” cooperates with the Holy Spirit to bring God’s will to earth.  In this class, we explore what it this truth means for us personally as believers. Continue reading

Baptism with the Holy Spirit 2016 – Part 5 – Purpose and Benefits of Tongues

Title:  The Purpose and Benefits of Tongues

Subject Matter:  The Bible tells us that there are some amazing benefits that come to us when we speak in tongues.  In this class we examine some of them, and give some practical examples. Continue reading