Because God is love, every Christian must model God’s love. How that is to be done is described in 1 Corinthians 13. Keeping in mind that God’s love is an expression of His essence, the essence of every Christian must express itself in love. If there is any question or confusion as to what biblical … Continue reading The Love of God and 1 Corinthians 13
Proposition: The secret to spiritual success in the Christian’s life is to embrace, and live by the concept, that it is love, not Law, that frees the soul from the penalty, pain, pollution, and power of sin, thereby enabling the believer to enjoy the love of God, and victory in the Lord Jesus Christ. Observation: … Continue reading Let There Be Love, Not Law
It is not uncommon for a non-Christian to react emotionally against the Biblical doctrine of predestination, and assume that they are not numbered among the elect. The question for such a person is this: “Who told you to think that you are not predestined for salvation?” It is a wicked thought, and a presumptuous position … Continue reading A Presuppositional Sin Associated with the Doctrine of Predestination
The rallying cry of the Reformation was Sola Fide, meaning justification by faith, alone. The challenge for the average Evangelical Christian is to articulate what this means, and here is where the Church should be concerned. Despite being in a local religious assembly for many years, multitudes of professing believers are still at a basic … Continue reading Sola Fide: The Rallying Cry of the Reformation
“Would you live for Jesus, and be always pure and good?Would you walk with Him within the narrow road?Would you have Him bear your burden, carry all your load?Let Him have His way with thee. His power can make you what you ought to be;His blood can cleanse your heart and make you free;His love … Continue reading The Destructive Results of Self-Forgiveness
“Unto the angel of the church of Ephesus write… Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick [lampstand] out of his place, except thou repent” (Rev. 2:1, 5). As I study Revelation afresh, my attention has … Continue reading How Does the Lord Remove A Lampstand?
“A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother” (Prov. 18:24). “Once I told my old man, 'Nobody likes me.' He said, 'Don't say that--everybody hasn't met you yet.'”—Rodney Dangerfield, I Don't Get No Respect. Berlin, Nazi Germany. Jesse Owens seemed sure to win … Continue reading How to Choose a Friend