Contributed on Nov 24, 2022
If we are to understand the divine authority of Scripture, it is important that we understand the way scripture was inspired by God. It is the bedrock of our faith in Christ. Jesus loves me this I know, for the Bible tells me so.
The admiral sailing his flagship on the open seas left his quarters and had gone into the bridge after darkness had fallen. He looked out into the night with his binoculars. A light was coming directly toward them, and they were on a collision course! He gave an order to his crew: send a signal ...read more
Contributed on Nov 29, 2022
The Christian view of God comes from the biblical revelation. We must therefore examine Scriptures carefully. Human language is all we have, and it is inadequate to fully comprehend God.
The God We Worship Exodus 34:6-7 Deuteronomy 6:4-5 Deuteronomy 6:12-15 What advise did the old preacher give to the young preacher when the young man asked him about what to preach? His answer, preach about God and preach about twenty minutes. Children ask the darndest questions. Many of their ...read more
Contributed on Nov 25, 2022
The Father God is an eternal attribute of God. He is Father of Israel. He is Father of Jesus Christ. He is Father to adopted children of God.
The Fatherhood of God Romans 8:14-17 What comes to your mind when we speak about the Fatherhood of God? One likely answer is that it brings to mind the image of your own Father. For some people that can be a positive association like, loving, caring providing. For other it could be negative live ...read more
Contributed on Nov 23, 2022
Jesus Christ is central in our faith. The Old Testament looks forward to Jesus Christ. It has an attitude of anticipation. In the New Testament the really big claim is for the supreme authority of Jesus Christ.
When I was in college one of my courses included outdoor repelling down a sheer cliff. This is not what you normally do in college. We were not reading about repelling and answering questions, we were out on rocks. The first lesson to repelling is check the ropes. Do not take for granted that ...read more
Contributed on Dec 4, 2022
We want to look at the Holy Spirit in context to our overall Biblical study of God. We keep in mind that Holy, creator God is One. We also keep in mind that there is one God in three-person, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
The highway department hired a new painter to paint the lines on the road. The first day on the job he painted lines on a five mile stretch of road and he was the talk of the department. The next day he did well again, but this time only two and a half miles. Still, it was very good. On the ...read more
Contributed on Dec 9, 2022
Every human being is God’s creation. A person made in His image. Only when we are properly related to God can we experience the fullness God intended for us.
It is said that Socrates was obsessed with one central aim in his search for wisdom: To know himself. The basic question is what is man? This is a legitimate question. When a young man leaves home traveling aimlessly in search of “finding himself” he is looking for the answer to an important ...read more
Contributed on Dec 11, 2022
When we think of salvation we generally think of new birth in Christ, but there is more. We are saved from sin in regeneration, Salvation past. We are saved from the power of sin in sanctification, salvation present We are saved from the presence of sin in glorification, salvation future.
There is a story told by Dr. Henry Ironside when he was pastor of Moody Church Chicago and traveling in California. He said a lady came up to him with a shawl covering her head and spangles came down over her forehead. She asked him if he would like his fortune told. For a fee she would tell him ...read more
Contributed on Dec 14, 2022
Election is God’s purpose and initiative in man’s salvation. God is the one who acts. God’s initiative is there in revelation of His Word and in redemption. We balance election with human freedom.
There is the funny story that a man died and went to heaven only to find out that heaven was divided into two groups. There was the predestination group whose main emphasis was God chose me. Then there was the free will group that emphasized their choice in coming to God. When he realized he ...read more
Contributed on Dec 25, 2022
When you read the word church in your English Bible it is a translation of the Greek word ekklesia. The literal meaning is those who are called out. The general use in Greek was to express the idea of an assembly.
You are most likely familiar with the children’s hand motion and rhyme to learn about church. Here is the church, here is the steeple, open the door and see all the people. Well, when we really understand church we say, here is the building and here is the steeple, open the door and see the ...read more
Contributed on Jan 4, 2023
Baptism is identification with Christ. Baptism allows the believer in Christ to openly identify with Christ who died, was buried and who rose again on his behalf. It is a public testimony to say I have identified with Christ. I will live for Christ.
Believers Baptism On October 15, 1517, an Augustinian monk nailed his ninety-five theses on the church door in the town of Wittenberg. When Martin Luther nailed his theses to the door it marked the significant spark of the protestant reformation. Eight years after Luther nailed his 95 theses to ...read more
Contributed on Jan 22, 2023
We will look at the Lord’s supper from three perspectives. As a memorial – past As communion- present As a hope in the return of Christ - future
The Lord’s supper should be one of the most moving and meaningful services we observe. Just as baptism is a visual picture of the death burial and resurrection of Jesus and our new life in Christ, so the Lord’s supper communicates important aspects of our faith. We insist that the elements are ...read more
Contributed on Jan 29, 2023
The Kingdom of God is the rule of God in the hearts of men. Not only the hearts of men, but over all things in the universe.
We will look at the meaning of “the Kingdom of God”. To grasp what is meant by the Kingdom of God is to come very close to the heart of the Bible and the meaning of the gospel. The Kingdom of God is one of the principal themes of scripture. The Kingdom of God is so a part of the teaching of ...read more
Contributed on Feb 26, 2023
The Bible has over 250 references to angels. From Genesis where angels are guarding the Garden of Eden to Revelation where angels are around the throne worshiping God. Let’s look into the scriptures and find out what is the truth about angels.
You can find many accounts where a person claims their life was saved by an angel. The stories of angels range from help in car accidents, rescue from drowning, and being pulled from a fire. You might well have your own story of an encounter with an angel. Let’s look into the scriptures and find ...read more