Contributed on Oct 6, 2012
God calls us. Jesus has taught us, "Many are called, but few are chosen." However, the first time man was called by God, what was the purpose of His calling? The message explores that call and refocuses the divine call to our generation.
The LORD God called to the man and said to him, “Where are you?”  G reat questions are not meant to reveal information to the interlocutor; great questions are meant to compel the one questioned to discover what should have been obvious. All of us have a tendency to wear masks. In fact, ...read more
Contributed on Oct 14, 2012
Sin is defined as exaltation of the self. The message explores some of the ramifications of our fallen condition, pointing to the sole cure for sin.
“God [asked Adam], ‘Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten of the tree of which I commanded you not to eat?’”  The first question God asked of the man was, “Where are you” [GENESIS 3:9]? The man’s response was the first indication that ...read more
Contributed on Oct 28, 2012
Fellowship is dependent upon doctrinal fidelity. Whether co-operation in evangelism, in missionary advance or in worship, all fellowship depends upon doctrinal fidelity.
“Do two walk together, unless they have agreed to meet?”  God had blessed His ancient people. However, despite His rich blessings, they chose to rebel. God makes it clear that He is left with no option except judgement. The question selected as the text for the message today, ...read more
Contributed on Nov 3, 2012
The preacher, the Christian and the outsider all must answer the same question--What Shall I Do With Jesus? Each of us must answer; we cannot evade. For salvation and for service, our answer reveals who we are.
“What shall I do with Jesus who is called Christ”  Almost every message I have heard from this text was directed to lost people. That is certainly appropriate. However, in our study today, I want to consider how this question applies not only to the lost, but also to each of us who bear the ...read more
Contributed on Nov 11, 2012
Jesus calls disciples to assess what is truly valuable, boldly seizing that aspect of life.
“What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world and loses or forfeits himself?”  He who dies with the most toys wins. At least, that is the sentiment expressed in contemporary bumper sticker theology. It probably sums up the contemporary worldview that esteems winning at ...read more
Contributed on Nov 18, 2012
We may either adopt the cynicism of this dying world, dismissing truth when it stands before us, or we may embrace the Son of God who is truth.
“Pilate said to Jesus, ‘What is truth?’”  Cynicism best describes the governor’s demeanor when the True Light stood before him. Arraigned before Pilate’s judgement seat was Jesus of Nazareth who testified of Himself, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life” [JOHN 14:6]. Someone has ...read more
Contributed on Nov 25, 2012
Who should be baptised? Why should one be baptised? These are questions that must be answered by each one calling himself or herself after the Name of the Son of God.
“As they were going along the road, they came to some water, and the eunuch said, ‘Look, there is water! What is to stop me from being baptized?’” ,  Baptism is truly the water that divides. It is an unfortunate fact of ecclesiastical history that the rite has ...read more
Contributed on Dec 9, 2012
The study seeks to learn how Abraham was saved. If we determine the answer to this question, we will know precisely how we may be saved.
“What does the Scripture say? ‘Abraham believed God, and it was counted to him as righteousness.’”  If you have walked in the Faith for very long, you will have been challenged by some dear soul who does not believe the truths of Christ the Lord. Such benighted souls ...read more
Contributed on Dec 15, 2012
A holy life lived to the glory of God attracts outsiders to ask, "What must I do to be saved?"
“What must I do to be saved?”  I fear many vital, even essential words are disappearing from common usage today. Society as a whole is becoming linguistically impoverished. Some words have been misappropriated; they will never be returned to their proper place in English vocabulary. “Gay,” ...read more
Contributed on Dec 23, 2012
We are far more prone to think too highly of ourselves than to think too poorly of ourselves. Such thinking tends to divide the people of God.
“What do you have that you did not receive? If then you received it, why do you boast as if you did not receive it?”  Our contemporaries, and likely we ourselves, esteem the rugged individual. We imagine that we are distinct from everyone else. We are taught in elementary school that there ...read more
Contributed on Dec 29, 2012
Many professing Christians treat the Faith as though it were optional; God calls us to absolute commitment.
“We must pay much closer attention to what we have heard, lest we drift away from it. For since the message declared by angels proved to be reliable, and every transgression or disobedience received a just retribution, how shall we escape if we neglect such a great salvation? It was declared at ...read more
Contributed on Jan 6, 2013
Neglecting God in the plans of life is sin.
“Come now, you who say, ‘Today or tomorrow we will go into such and such a town and spend a year there and trade and make a profit’— yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes. ...read more
Contributed on Jan 12, 2013
When the child of God is hard-pressed by the wicked, a cry escapes the lips, "How Long?" Let the Christian know that God knows their trials, and that He shall, by His mighty hand, reveal His mercy and grace in His time.
“When he opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slain for the word of God and for the witness they had borne. They cried out with a loud voice, ‘O Sovereign Lord, holy and true, how long before you will judge and avenge our blood on those who dwell on the ...read more