I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ! What an understatement from the Apostle Paul. Every Christian should be so very proud of the Gospel. It is simple enough for a child to understand. Profound enough to occupy the greatest minds. Beautiful enough to demand wonder and amazement. Powerful enough to save from sin … Continue reading WOW!
Let us approach the Bible as both soldiers and scholars. Let us be scholars in what the mission of the early church and also serve as soldiers following the same book as our guide. God would have us to be prepared. Before we can begin to march beside the ancient soldiers of the cross in … Continue reading PREPARED FOR SERVICE
"In those days there was no king in Israel. Everyone did what was right in his own eyes" (Judges 21:25). Here we have an ancient description of what we continue to experience today. The Defense of Marriage Act may have been stricken down, but "let marriage be held in honor among all, and let the … Continue reading The Supreme Judge of All the Earth
Can a person or culture ever get so bad that God would give up on them? This is a serious question that many are asking today concerning our own culture. GOD GAVE THEM UP Paul gave an accurate display of the horrible features displayed in pagan societies in Romans 1. Three times in that one … Continue reading God Forsaken?
When Nehemiah came to Jerusalem and saw the crumbled walls, he set out to rebuild the fallen. He described this desire as what "my God put into my heart to do for Jerusalem" (Neh. 2:12). He challenged the people saying, "You see the trouble we are in, how Jerusalem lies in ruins with its gates … Continue reading BUILD for GODS GLORY
One of the magnificent features of the Bible's message is that God helps. The fact that God helps is seen in his promise of provision for mankind's sin (Gen. 3:15), the repetitive sending of Judges to the people for redemption, and God's great messages of hope announced to rebellious people by righteous prophets. Stephen's great apologetic … Continue reading God Sends Help
A beautiful bouquet was arranged for a wedding. Each flower was gathered in love. Each flower was chosen for a purpose in the arrangement. Each flower was placed so that it could lean upon the others, and together they stood while each rested upon all the group. Although each flower was beautiful alone, they were … Continue reading A PARABLE
A beautiful bouquet was arranged for a wedding. Each flower was gathered in love. Each flower was chosen for a purpose in the arrangement. Each flower was placed so that it could lean upon the others, and together they stood while each rested upon all the group. Although each flower was beautiful alone, they were … Continue reading I Wrote a Parable. Christians, Love Christians
If we keep the original word order of the Greek text, 2 Peter 2:17 says, "the brotherhood, you love." Surely this is of the greatest commandments. Jesus said that to love God is the greatest command and the second greatest is to love your neighbor as yourself. For just a minute, let us examine how … Continue reading The Brotherhood, You are to Love Them