God's description of his preacher: "in my flesh I am filling up what is lacking in Christ’s afflictions for the sake of his body, that is, the church, of which I became a minister according to the stewardship from God that was given to me for you, to make the word of God fully known, … Continue reading The Glory of Preaching
The words of Romans 3:19-20 are all too clear. “Now we know that whatever the law says it speaks to those who are under the law, so that every mouth may be stopped, and the whole world may be held accountable to God. 20For by works of the law no human being will be justified in his sight, since through the law comes knowledge of sin.”
All are Lost
The book of Romans begins by demonstrating that all are lost. All have fallen under the penalty of sin. Especially those who have the Law—the Old Testament Law given through Moses. We are told that the whole world will be held “accountable to God” (3:19).
The word translated “accountable” or “guilty” (KJV) only occurs here in the Greek New Testament. It is defined as: “The state of an accused person who cannot reply at the trial initiated against him because…
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Introduction Matters of salvation are of prime importance. When someone teaches that something must be done in order for one to be saved, then that doctrine is either a saving truth or a condemning heresy. There is no middle ground. This study will refute the heretical claim that in order for one to be saved … Continue reading THE JESUS ONLY DOCTRINE: MUST THE BAPTIZER SAY THE WORDS “IN THE NAME OF JESUS” FOR BAPTISM TO BE VALID?
Can I help you? Rather, can you be helped? Plutarch wrote: Some young men indeed there are of a contrary disposition, who having undergone one rebuke fly off without ever looking back, turn renegades, and quite desert philosophy. These being naturally very modest have a good disposition toward an healthful habit of mind, but vitiate … Continue reading Can I Help You?
The book of Acts is a great place to see the power of Gospel Meetings. In the first chapter, the church is made ready to preach and serve. In the second chapter, there is a Gospel Meeting with 3000 converts. Peter preached the Gospel of Christ. Many people believed the Gospel (Acts 2:37). Since they … Continue reading Meetings with the Gospel
“But an hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in Spirit and in truth. Yes, the Father wants such people to worship him. God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in Spirit and in truth” (John 4:23-24) “If Christianity is the transformation of … Continue reading A Theology of Worship
"Go and make disciples"is Jesus' great command for us. But what is the best way to make disciples? EVANGELISM This process begins with evangelism. Pray for and purposely look for evangelistic opportunities with seekers. Teach them about Jesus. Teach them about salvation. Teach them about the church. UTILIZATION After their conversion the disciples need to … Continue reading On Making Disciples for Church Leaders
"Lying lips are an abomination to the LORD, but those who act faithfully are his delight" (Proverbs 12:22). "Do not lie to one another, seeing that you have put off the old self with its practices" (Colossians 3:9). " What is the real news? What is fake news? When trusted newsman Bryan Williams was caught … Continue reading Fake News? vs. Honesty and Integrity
How should our Constitution be interpreted? The Pew Research Center found that "About half of the public (49%) say the decisions of the Supreme Court should be based on its understanding of what the Constitution “means in current times,” while roughly as many (46%) say decisions should be based on what the Constitution “meant as … Continue reading Constitutional & Biblical Interpretation
"But we do see Jesus--made lower than the angels for a short time so that by God's grace he might taste death for everyone--crowned with glory and honor because he suffered death" (Hebrews 2:9). Jesus is fully divine. We know more about the nature of God because we see Jesus. We also can know what … Continue reading How to Be a Real Man