The Doctrine of Predestination

The Doctrine of Predestination

June 4, 2017  |  Joe Boot

Paul's purpose when writing about the believer's predestination is to assure us of the deeper background of our redemption and to anchor us in the abiding word of God.

Allotted for an Inheritance

Allotted for an Inheritance

June 2, 2017  |  Joe Boot

There are no other heirs than those who are found in Christ, Jew and Gentile, we are co-heirs with the Son.

The Origin of Salvation in God

The Origin of Salvation in God

June 2, 2017  |  Joe Boot

The origin of our salvation is not found in us, but long before our personal commitments to Christ, it is in fact in God.

Topic: Salvation
The Structure & Direction of Creation

The Structure & Direction of Creation

June 1, 2017  |  Joe Boot

There is both structure and direction in God's creation, and it is being restored in Christ as all things are brought subject to his Lordship.

Topic: Creation
Scripture: Ephesians 1:1-10
The Meaningfulness of Life

The Meaningfulness of Life

May 31, 2017  |  Joe Boot

Our life doesn't just have meaning, all of life is meaningful in Christ who holds all things together.

Topic: Theology
Scripture: Ephesians 1:1-10
Joint-Heirs with Christ

Joint-Heirs with Christ

May 30, 2017  |  Joe Boot

What does it mean to be a joint-heir with Christ? How does this relate to our adoption as children of God?

Topic: Theology
Scripture: Ephesians 1:1-10
All Things Together in Christ

All Things Together in Christ

May 29, 2017  |  Joe Boot

What does it mean to bring everything together in the Messiah? What sustains all of creation?

Topic: Theology
Scripture: Ephesians 1:1-10
The Glory of the Gospel

The Glory of the Gospel

May 28, 2017  |  Joe Boot

St. Paul's praise and prayer in his opening words to the Ephesian church is an attempt to summarize the glory of the Gospel, in spite of the limitations of human language.

Topic: Theology
Scripture: Ephesians 1:1-10
Christ-Centered Praise

Christ-Centered Praise

May 27, 2017  |  Joe Boot

True worship is not self-centered but Christ-centered, drawn out of us naturally as a result of what Christ has done in and through us.

Topic: Theology
Scripture: Ephesians 1:1-10
What is Love?

What is Love?

February 14, 2017  |  Joe Boot

The apostle Paul tells us that love is the fulfillment of the law, but on what basis do we decide how that love is to be expressed?

Topic: Theology
Scripture: Romans 13:10