Ask just about any Christian, including yours truly, why we obeyed the gospel and the first thing that will likely come to our minds is to receive the free gift of God, eternal life, and to avoid eternal condemnation in hell (cf. Rom. 6:23). It would do us good to be reminded that God saves us for more reasons than our own salvation.… Read More 1 Peter: Love, Being Born Again, and God’s Word
The aim of our charge is love that issues from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith. (1 Timothy 1:5) If there’s anything a lot have against the concept of Christianity, it’s all those commandments. All those rules. The numerous “Thou shalts” and “Thou shalt nots.” Some look at them and… Read More The Goal Behind All Those Commandments
If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.… Read More “…But Have Not Love…”
This article by Brock Shanks was published in the July/August, 2013 issue of the Carolina Messenger, an issue that dealt with the theme of challenges which preachers face. This article brings out some very good points about what churches need to do in order to grow. The Challenge To Grow A Church – Brock Shanks.
For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control. 2 Timothy 1:7 – Scripture Of The Day (January 7, 2014) About eleven years ago I had a Bible study with a potential convert at the International House Of Pancakes. This young Air Force officer came from a denominational… Read More For God Gave Us A Spirit Not Of Fear…
And behold, a lawyer stood up to put him to the test, saying, ‘Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?’ Luke 10:25 – Scripture Of The Weekend (January 4-5, 2014) What a great question! Even more than that, what interesting answers man has proposed over the ages to answer it! The atheist would… Read More What Shall I Do To Inherit Eternal Life?
Friends, have you ever stuck your foot in your mouth and said the wrong thing at the wrong time in the wrong way? Sure, you have; I have done the same (James 3:2-8). What makes it worse is that a lot of the times we say the wrong thing out of anger. As Christians, we… Read More Love: The Solution To Anger