Why is Satan so Effective? Satan is effective in pulling people into sin and rebellion because he ignores all the rules. Most significantly – he is a liar. Read the Bible account of the first sin (Genesis 3:1-6). Satan will tell you whatever you want to hear. He will contradict God, truth and reality without … Read moreWhy Is Satan So Effective?
What does the Bible say about Baptizing Babies? It may come as a surprise to some but the Bible says nothing about baptizing babies. Yet, infant baptism is commonly practiced by many in the name of Christ even though there is not a single instance of or instruction for baptizing infant children. Jesus wanted the little … Read moreWhat does the Bible say about Baptizing Babies?
Do Your Part First … God Will Do His! We go to the Lord with a list and a longing for all the things He should do for us – even those of us who are focused on things spiritual. However, James wrote, “Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your … Read moreDo Your Part First … God Will Do His!
Who Do You Think About in Bible Study? As a teacher I have noticed so very often that people studying the Bible want to talk about others who are failing to do what is right. It is embarrassing to admit that, after some years of noticing people apply scripture to others, it occurred to me that … Read moreWho Do You Think About in Bible Study?
What’s the difference in your church and other churches? People choose churches like they choose other products — compare features and select the one that is preferred. That is fine for selecting products of human creation. The church of the Lord is of divine origin, has Christ as its head and is ruled by His word … Read moreWhat’s the difference in your church and other churches?
Bible Study is About Change. The word repent, in various forms, is found at least 59 times in the New Testament. Before Jesus even began His work, John the Baptizer preached: “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand … bear fruit worthy of repentance” (Matthew 3:2, 9). To study the Bible seriously without any intention … Read moreBible Study Is About Change! What Kind of Change?
God believes in You! We read the Bible and think: How can I learn all this? How can I do all this? How can I live this way? Too often we conclude: “I can’t.” But God believes in you. He believes in you so much that He was willing to sacrifice His Son for you, present the entire Bible … Read moreDoes God Believe in You?
Tired of Organized Religion? If you read Matthew 15 you will find that Jesus was frustrated with the religion of His day … not only pagan idolatry but also what was being practiced by God’s own people! What was the problem? Jesus asked, “Why do you also transgress the commandment of God because of your … Read moreTired of Organized Religion?
Are You Seeking God with URGENCY? Of all our possible areas of procrastination, seeking God and His will cannot be one! The apostle Peter, on the certainty of Jesus’ return, writes: “Therefore, beloved, looking forward to these things, be diligent to be found by Him in peace, without spot and blameless; and consider that the long-suffering of our Lord is … Read moreAre You Urgently Seeking God?
When is “too busy” just TOO BUSY? You do not have time to study the Bible later. You do not have time to serve God later. Every day of life is given by God. It must be spent in His service! That is our purpose. Everything else in life is incidental and subordinate. Make the … Read moreWhen Is Too Busy … TOO BUSY?