In the New Testament, the resurrection of Jesus Christ is a key theme. It confirms Jesus Christ’s divinity, seals God’s approval on his words and deeds during his mission, and prepares Christians for the coming resurrection.
It is just as harmful to have a neutral attitude toward God as it is to be hostile. It is denounced as a denial of God’s love and of others’ needs.
Let him know, that he which converteth the sinner from the error of his way shall save a soul from death, and shall hide a multitude of sins. James 5:20
Many religions supported idol worship in the New Testament world. Idolatry was a major concern for NT writers, particularly Paul.
For while one saith, I am of Paul; and another, I am of Apollos; are ye not carnal? Who then is Paul, and who is Apollos, but ministers by whom ye believed, even as the Lord gave to every man? I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase. 1 Corinthians 3:4-6
God the Rock
An OT and Messianic term for God, implying that God’s people can count on him for complete protection and salvation.Rock as a title for Israel’s God
Fear – An attitude of anxiety or distress, caused by concern over a threat to one’s future. Scripture provides numerous examples of situations in which fear is experienced. It declares, however, that God alone is to be feared, and moments of human fear can be opportunities for deepening faith in him.
God hath not given us the spirit of fear, but of power, love and a sound mind. 2 Tim 1:7
There is none holy as the LORD: for there is none beside thee: neither is there any rock like our God. 1 Samuel 2:2
The value of putting one’s trust in God is emphasized throughout Scripture. This trust, which is nourished by a knowledge of God’s revealed truth, manifests itself in a life lived in accordance with his will. In the Bible, there are examples of right trust being placed in others.
Grounds for trust in God
Trust in God’s power and strength Ex 14:31; 2Ti 1:12 Also see: 2Sa 22:1-3 pp Ps 18:2-3; Ps 9:9-10; 115:9-11; 144:1-2