Many people today reject the teachings of Christ, deny the truth of the Gospel, and persecute in some way or another those who are in Christ's body. Everyone claims to have their reasons; because they know better than God, because things have changed since the Bible was written and it's not valid anymore, that God … Continue reading The Great Counselor
The Bread of Life
We are physical beings; at least in this life. In this life, we need food, we need water, we need shelter from the elements, we need lots of things. But as spiritual beings, what we truly need more than anything is the word of God. Look at Matthew 4:4 Matthew 4:4 4 But He answered and … Continue reading The Bread of Life
Throughout the history of the Bible, God has chosen many different individuals to do His work. God, many times, works through natural means to show His divine providence, and this is another way that He accomplishes His goals; by sending faithful people to do His tasks. The thing is, when God calls on someone, He … Continue reading Send Me
Complacency. Comfortable in ourselves. Comfortable in our efforts. Resting on our laurels. I think these are things that many people struggle with in today's age. When things are going well, it can be easy to start feeling like we're doing enough; like we've got everything figured out. But we have to wake up and realize … Continue reading Moving Forward
Simplicity in Christ
2 Corinthians 11:3 3 But I fear, lest somehow, as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, so your minds may be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ. Paul, in his second letter to the church at Corinth, wrote these words in reference to individuals (likely even whole groups) who were being pulled away from the teachings … Continue reading Simplicity in Christ
Facts About Salvation
In today's religious world, I think most people would agree that's throne is one of tremendous mercy and grace, beyond our own comprehension. We receive a multitude of spiritual blessings from God through our Savior, Jesus Christ. We are freed from our sins through His sacrifice, and He can sympathize with our sins because, as we … Continue reading Facts About Salvation
We recently held our Vacation Bible School with other local congregations, and I had the pleasure of helping teach the teenage class. The theme was "discovering the treasures of Christ" and looking at personality qualities that God looks for in each of us. One lesson from our VBS that has a very strong message and … Continue reading Treasures Where?
One of my favorite songs to lead is "What a Friend We Have in Jesus." It really captures the greatness of being able to go to God the Father through Jesus. No matter what struggles we are going through, whatever weight we have on our shoulders; whatever the need may be, we can take it … Continue reading Befriending Jesus
One Church or Many Denominations?
In most areas of life, it's typically seen as an advantage to be to unique or without equal. Athletes are praised for their unique strength and for winning championships and titles. Companies with popular products pride themselves on their uniqueness in their advertisements. But in religion today, in these denominations, it's seen as distasteful, politically … Continue reading One Church or Many Denominations?
I've heard some people say things "I know I'm saved because I feel good about it," or "If I were lost, I would definitely feel like I was." I'm sure we've all heard people talk or pray to God to give us a "feeling" so that we can be assured about the truth. I would … Continue reading Feeling Saved