When Jesus set out to make disciples, he gathered committed people around him and did life with them. Yes, he taught the multitudes, but it doesn't seem that those people became champions of the kingdom after his death. Perhaps many of them were actually among the throngs demanding that Pilate crucify him. His teaching seems … Continue reading Body Life Part 1 – United
If we agree that Ephesians 2:1-3 describes the lost state and then say that Romans 7 describes the common Christian experience, then we imply that the gospel produces no significant practical results.
Christians claim that Jesus of Nazareth is the Jewish Messiah. Most Jews refute this claim. Does Jesus really fit the description of Messiah given in the Jewish scriptures? Not only does he fit, he's the only one who ever could. The description of the coming "Son of David" in 2 Samuel 7, draws his profile. That is, the image to which we must be conformed.