Paul’s Pastoral Heart

AN EXPOSITION OF ROMANS 9:1-7 The life of Paul, as presented in Scripture, suggests that he was a very emotional personality. There is pathos, there is energy to the apostle that surges through the Divine narrative, as the record of his life is revealed. The emotional intensity that characterized the man also characterized his writings. … Continue reading Paul’s Pastoral Heart

Doctrine of the Royal Priesthood of the Believer

Every person born of God is born into royalty. The believer is in Christ, who is King of kings and Lord of lords. Jesus is of the lineage of David according to the flesh; He is very God of very God according to the spirit. 1 Timothy 1:17 Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, … Continue reading Doctrine of the Royal Priesthood of the Believer

Building Up the Faith

AN EXPOSITION OF 1 PETER 2:1-7 1 Wherefore laying aside all malice [depravity], and all guile [deceit], and hypocrisies, and envies, and all evil speakings, As a person takes off dirty clothing so the believer is to take off, or lay aside spiritual clothing soiled by depraved acts of making trouble for others, deceit, hypocrisy, … Continue reading Building Up the Faith

Curtis Hudson vs. Calvinism: Part I Total Depravity (Inability)

The Bible says that, “A little leaven leaveneth the whole lump” (Gal. 5:9). A small amount of controversy can disrupt the whole fellowship in a congregation. As a young pastor of a small church in the hills of Pennsylvania during the late 1980s, I witnessed this biblical truth when a disgruntled deacon secretly distributed to … Continue reading Curtis Hudson vs. Calvinism: Part I Total Depravity (Inability)

Blasphemy in Prayer in the Highest Hall in America

Hear Now the Word of God The heathen are sunk down in the pit that they made: in the net which they hid is their own foot taken. The Lord is known by the judgment which he executeth: the wicked is snared in the work of his own hands. Higgaion [to play quietly; meditate]. Selah … Continue reading Blasphemy in Prayer in the Highest Hall in America

Have You Committed the Unpardonable Sin?

The Power of God, and the Unpardonable Sin AN EXPOSITION OF MATTHEW 12:22-50 Jesus Casts out a Devil 22 Then was brought unto him one possessed with a devil, blind, and dumb: and he healed him, insomuch that the blind and dumb both spake and saw. 23 And all the people were amazed, and said, … Continue reading Have You Committed the Unpardonable Sin?