An Instantaneous Transformation

(Read Part 1) Resurrection No Mystery The Old Testament saints believed in a resurrection. Therefore, when Paul wrote about it to New Testament believers, he was not revealing a mystery. Hebrews 11:17-19 tells us that Abraham was directed to offer his son as a sacrifice. He obeyed, . . . concluding that God was able to raise him up, even from the dead. And Joseph believed in the resurrection of the body. Just before his death, he said to his brethren, God [...]

No Church in the Old Testament

The true church of Jesus Christ is a mystery! It is not an organization but an organism, living and vitally connected to its risen Head, the Lord Jesus. Paul wrote these astounding words in Ephesians 3 to announce that God had revealed a new truth to him: How that by revelation He made known to me the mystery . . . which in other ages was not made known to the sons of men, as it has now been revealed by the Spirit [...]

Many Members in One Body

Many of us will observe the ordinance of the Lord's Supper this Sunday in our local churches, so it is appropriate that we take some time to pause and consider some of the implications of this Divinely-authorized teaching tool. This memorial of eating the bread (representing Christ's body) and drinking the cup (representing Christ's blood) reminds us of our need to receive Christ's work on the cross as the only payment for our sins—and of the immediacy of the forgiveness that He [...]

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