Christians believe Jesus rose from the dead. But can you explain why He did? Was it just because He can? He didn't do it to show off. The Bible gives good reasons why He rose again.
Why did Jesus die? Most would answer, "To forgive my sins." This is true and sufficient for saving faith. But His death has deeper meanings that help us understand exactly how He forgives our sins.
Everyone knows Luther posted 95 Theses. But have you ever read them? They stand as a reminder that we are only saved by the grace of God. Make Halloween meaningful by thumbing through them!
Psalm 20:7 says, "Some trust in chariots and horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD." We look down on Israel and Judah for trusting in idols. But when we rely on marketing and remodeling our facilities to grow our churches, are we any better?
Baptism is an important part of conversion. But do we make it too important? We must be sure not to emphasize baptism more than the Bible does. Doing so makes it an idol and reduces it to a "divine dunking booth"!