Romans, Lesson 9: The Hope We Have in Christ

Paul showed the absurdity of turning what God originally did to bring someone into His Old Covenant into what people did for God.  “If the adherents of the Law are to be heirs, faith is made void, and the promise is nullified” (Romans 3:14).  Someone is an heir because he inherits, not by what he does.  […]

2nd Peter, Lesson 1: The Mystical Union

2nd Peter: Lesson 1: 2 Peter 1:1-4 The Mystical Union By Pr Rich Futrell We now continue with our study of Peter’s epistles, now beginning to look into his 2nd epistle.   Outline of 2nd Peter  1:1-2: Apostolic Greeting 1:3-21: God’s gifts to us in Christ 1:3-4: Partaking in Christ’s divine nature 1:5-11: Virtues that […]

The Mystical Union: Ephesians 3:16-19

We, as a nation, are adrift, confused and unsure.  We fill our lives with noise and motion, through which we mask the haunting silence of not being able to answer this question: “What is the meaning of my life?” What about you?  What is your purpose?  Why you are here, at this place and time?  […]

Understanding God: His Divine Being (Essence) and His Energia

We have little problem recognizing, as a concept, that God exists as a Divine Being.  God in His Divine Being is God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.  This is God as He exists in His essence (or “substance” as we confess in the Creeds). Although we don’t have problem understanding that God exists as a […]