God’s love and grace always surpass our expectations. He loves us so much that he gave his Son to be our atoning sacrifice, and our Lord and savior. He gave us his word to guide our walk, and he gave us his Spirit as our guide and empowerer. But wait … that is not all. [...]
Q&A: The Devil Hurled Out
Nick is meeting with us at Takanini Community Church in Auckland every week, and together we are watching the “Long Story Short” video series which introduces the story of the Bible. Last Friday, Nick texted me this question: “Is there anywhere in the Bible where the devil is hurled out of heaven by God(?)” Some of the [...]
1 Peter 3:18-20: Are Spirits in Prison Angels or People?
First, we look at 1 Peter 3:18 in an accurate and unprejudiced translation: “For Christ also suffered for sins once for all, the righteous for the unrighteous, in order to bring you to God. He was put to death in the flesh, but made alive in the spirit …” (RSV). The first sentence is one of the [...]