Contributed on Jul 16, 2004
When God calls something that which it is not, it eventually becomes that.
In Romans chapter 4 the faith that saved Abraham is defined as that which believes that God gives life to the dead and calls into being that which does not exist. (vs. 17) Throughout the scriptures, no matter the specific accomplishments of men and women of God, whenever we are given any ...read more
Contributed on Jul 22, 2004
God’s Word will do God’s work, in you, and through you.
“For the word of the cross is to those who are perishing foolishness, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. For it is written, “I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and the cleverness of the clever I will set aside”. Where is the wise man? Where is the scribe? Where is the ...read more
Contributed on Aug 14, 2004
God is Sovereign in Calling, in Choosing, in Preserving.
“For consider your calling, brethren, that there were not many wise according to the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble; but God has chosen the foolish things of the world to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to shame the things that are strong, and the base things ...read more
Contributed on Aug 21, 2004
The Christian is called to give one, simple message to the unchurched. It is the gospel in its simplicity.
“For I determined to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ, and Him crucified.” In his commentary on I Corinthians, Simon J. Kistemaker documents that in earlier centuries it was common for preachers of the gospel to write the letters, “V.D.M.” after their name. The letters stand for ...read more