Is the New Testament Gospel settled and final? The New Testament scriptures have been undermined and dismissed for a variety of reasons, none of which are legitimate in my opinion. One such claim is that more or different revelation is needed with the passing of time and changes in the world. That is not how … Read moreIs the New Testament Gospel settled and final?
You cannot know the will God! For who knows a person’s thoughts except the spirit of that person, which is in him? So also no one comprehends the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God” (1 Corinthians 2:11). Unless we read the revelation God has made to us by His Spirit, we cannot know the will of … Read moreYou cannot know the will God!
You Cannot Serve Two Masters “No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon (money).” Matthew 6:24. The second half of Matthew chapter 6 (v.19-34) is about attitudes toward and … Read moreYou Cannot Serve Two Masters
The first gospel sermon — all about EVIDENCE. The fundamental requirement of the gospel is faith. One cannot please God without faith (Hebrews 11:6). The first sermon preached that included the offer of complete forgiveness of sins is recorded in Acts 2:14-39. It concludes by giving answer to their question: “What shall we do?” (v.37) That … Read moreThe first gospel sermon — all about EVIDENCE.
Where did sin come from? The Bible answers the question in two texts. The first scripture makes a definitive statement about the origin of sin. The second scripture confirms that in an historical account. James 1:14-15: “But each person is tempted when he is lured and enticed by his own desire. Then desire when it … Read moreWhere did sin come from?
Walking By the Spirit. How? “I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh: (Galatians 5:16). What does it mean to walk in the Spirit? The context helps us answer the question. “For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; and these … Read moreWalking By the Spirit. How?
How can reading the Bible produce faith? Romans 10:17: “So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.” One may wonder: “Shouldn’t faith rest on evidence instead of believing because it says so?” Faith cannot rest simply on the claim, but it can rest on the total package of history, harmony, reliability, … Read moreHow can reading the Bible produce faith?
Faith in Hebrews 11 Faith is belief, conviction or confidence in a person or idea. It is a conclusion one holds without physical proof or personal experience. Therefore faith is an intellectual condition of decision or conclusion one holds. Hebrews 11 is commonly called “The Faith Chapter” because of its extensive description, illustration, application and reward … Read moreFaith in Hebrews 11
Who is my neighbor? Luke 10:25-37 This question prompted one of the most endearing stories of the Bible in a parable of Jesus. Jesus teaches that worldly connections like proximity, kinship, status, religion, race are not the things that determine who my neighbor is. My neighbor is one who, without any of the above traits, … Read moreWho is my neighbor?
Have mercy upon me, O God. Psalms 51:1-4 Have mercy upon me, O God, According to Your lovingkindness; According to the multitude of Your tender mercies, Blot out my transgressions. Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, And cleanse me from my sin. For I acknowledge my transgressions, And my sin is always before me. Against … Read moreHave mercy upon me O God