As members of God’s household, we are far from perfect. But, if we are truly the Lord’s children, we are people in process, works in progress on the path toward greater love and obedience to His Law-Word.
When Paul left Athens, he went to Corinth, one of the most morally corrupt cities of the ancient world. But God did mighty things through Paul, even, at one point, preserving his life with the help of a most unlikely source!
Paul addressed a diverse group in the great city of Athens. But his most challenging audience was a group of Stoic and Epicurean philosophers who had no use for what he had to tell them. Athens, like modern America, was a place of idol worship, arrogance, materialism, and ignorance.
The Jews at Berea heard, considered, and received the message of the Kingdom, because they were more noble….specifically more noble, open and fair minded, than the Jews of Thessalonica. In this message, Dr Roberts calls upon us to consider how noble we might be today.
The most controversial, revolutionary, and objectionable belief of the Christian faith is that there is no King but Christ, no Lawgiver but Yahweh, and no bona fide world order than the Kingdom of our Lord and of His Christ.