Prince of Peace

“For a Child will be born to us, a Son will be given to us; And the government will rest on His shoulders; And His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace.” – Isa. 9:6

Peace is not the absence of war, but the presence of God.

A friend of the world becomes an enemy of God

“Don’t you know that friendship with the world is hatred toward God? Anyone who chooses to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of God.” – James 4:4

Friendship with the world is hatred toward God. A friend of the world is an enemy of God.

All Scripture

All Scripture is inspired by God and beneficial for teaching, for rebuke, for correction, for training in righteousness” – 2 Tim. 3:16

“The Bible is authoritative on everything of which it speaks. Moreover, is speaks of everything.” – Cornelius Van Til

Everything hinges on Jesus

“And if Christ is not risen, then our preaching is empty and your faith is also empty. 15 Yes, and we are found false witnesses of God, because we have testified of God that He raised up Christ, whom He did not raise up—if in fact the dead do not rise. 16 For if the dead do not rise, then Christ is not risen. 17 And if Christ is not risen, your faith is futile; you are still in your sins!” – 1 Cor. 15:14-17

Everything hinges on Jesus.

Continuing Christlikeness

“The life of Jesus also may be manifested in our body.” – 2 Cor. 4:10

Continuing Christlikeness.

Jesus intercedes

“He is also able to save to the uttermost those who come to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them.” – Heb. 7:25

Jesus is our perfect High Priest.

Grow in Jesus

Grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.” – 2 Peter 3:18

This is key to authentic discipleship. God requires non-stop progress in the life of faith.

Jesus abolished death and brought life and immortality

“Our Savior Jesus Christ, who has abolished death and brought life and immortality to light through the gospel” – 2 Tim. 1:10

The gospel both declares the death and resurrection of Christ, and calls us to share in them.