Many people today reject the teachings of Christ, deny the truth of the Gospel, and persecute in some way or another those who are in Christ's body. Everyone claims to have their reasons; because they know better than God, because things have changed since the Bible was written and it's not valid anymore, that God … Continue reading The Great Counselor
In today's life in America, it seems like it's never been more apparent than now that we need God's Word. As of late, there seems to be this influx in moral issues that become huge topics of discussion and points of contention between people in our great and wonderful country. Despite all of that, some recent … Continue reading The Need for God’s Word
In today's religious world, I think most people would agree that's throne is one of tremendous mercy and grace, beyond our own comprehension. We receive a multitude of spiritual blessings from God through our Savior, Jesus Christ. We are freed from our sins through His sacrifice, and He can sympathize with our sins because, as we … Continue reading Facts About Salvation
We recently held our Vacation Bible School with other local congregations, and I had the pleasure of helping teach the teenage class. The theme was "discovering the treasures of Christ" and looking at personality qualities that God looks for in each of us. One lesson from our VBS that has a very strong message and … Continue reading Treasures Where?
One of my favorite songs to lead is "What a Friend We Have in Jesus." It really captures the greatness of being able to go to God the Father through Jesus. No matter what struggles we are going through, whatever weight we have on our shoulders; whatever the need may be, we can take it … Continue reading Befriending Jesus
In most areas of life, it's typically seen as an advantage to be to unique or without equal. Athletes are praised for their unique strength and for winning championships and titles. Companies with popular products pride themselves on their uniqueness in their advertisements. But in religion today, in these denominations, it's seen as distasteful, politically … Continue reading One Church or Many Denominations?
I've heard some people say things "I know I'm saved because I feel good about it," or "If I were lost, I would definitely feel like I was." I'm sure we've all heard people talk or pray to God to give us a "feeling" so that we can be assured about the truth. I would … Continue reading Feeling Saved
If you are following this blog, you should have seen the first post in this series called Recognizing Sin. This is the second part of the series concerning Judging Righteous Judgment. This is going to be a very hard topic for some people. Some people feel very strongly about judging others, for good reason. It … Continue reading The Sin Problem – Judging