“And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people” (Matt. 9:35). The technique Jesus used in preaching the gospel was very simple. First, there was exposition. Jesus developed His theme, and when He quoted … Continue reading Why Not Come to Jesus Now?
“But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets;22 Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference:23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of … Continue reading The Plight of Man and the Power of God
During the colonial time period, an English traveler came to America and discovered a convert to Christ among the Indians. He was astounded and asked bluntly, “ What is the reason that you make so much of Christ, and talk so much about Him? What has this Christ done for you that you should make … Continue reading Why the Indian Loved Jesus
"By grace are ye saved..." -- Ephesians 2:5 Salvation is the most important issue that thinking people will ever face. "For what is a man profited if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?" (Matt. 16:26). Salvation will never be appointed unless men feel the desperate need for it. Who will … Continue reading The Seven Stages of Salvation
The study of Titus presents two words that are worthy of careful consideration. The first word is the word elect, in Titus 1:1. “Paul, a servant of God, and an apostle of Jesus Christ, according to the faith of God's elect, and the acknowledging of the truth, which is after godliness” (Titus 1:1). In seventeen … Continue reading How to Have Assurance of Salvation
“Accepting Christ” “For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect” (Matt. 24:24). Among the many false prophets who have walked across the stage of human history is the British man called Pelagius (c. AD 360 – … Continue reading The Problem with Modern Evangelism
In John 3:2 the Bible records the story of a man named Nicodemus. “The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him.” A man cannot regenerate himself, … Continue reading Four Signs of Salvation