Contributed on Jan 5, 2014
There is a special New Year’s resolution for those who are new creatures in Christ, for those who trust in the Grace of God alone to save them.
The Church’s New Year’s Resolution 2 Cor. 5:17-21 Here are a few things to think about as you find the scripture for today: “Here’s the testimony the world gave on Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013 in Peshawar, Pakistan: “In bright fall sunlight…worshippers are leaving ...read more
Contributed on Jan 15, 2014
We are called to be ministers of reconciliation and ambassadors of Christ; what can we expect as ambassadors?
Expectations of Ambassadors 2 Cor. 6:1-13 The US presently has appointed around 225 ambassadors throughout the World to represent the interests of our country in those places. Throughout the history of the US, only 8 ambassadors have died while serving, the latest we are all very aware: ...read more
Contributed on Jan 18, 2014
People feel "uncomfortable" about the topic of "Hell", but avoiding it will not change what Jesus taught about Hell; the Gospel frees people from the threat of Hell.
“A Four-Letter Word and the Gospel” or “Hell and the Gospel” Matt. 18:1-9, 25:29-46 Recently someone told me that I talk too much about sin. IF I am guilty of that accusation, I can justify my actions: SIN is the reason for millions of people spending their eternities ...read more
Contributed on Jan 27, 2014
Pain ends suffering for Saints at their physical death, but only begins for those who have not obeyed the Gospel and have not FEARED GOD.
PERFECT JUSTICE and SUFFERING SAINTS: 2 Thess. 1: 1-12 Listen to this statement: Christianity is NOT a self-help religion. It is NOT a self-improvement course on improving your own self-righteousness. The Reality of Christianity is this: You have failed to meet God’s Perfect Standard of ...read more
Contributed on Feb 3, 2014
The Gospel is "definitive" because it is the good news of salvation through Christ Alone.
“The Definitive Gospel” “The Greek term “gospel” (ev-angelion) is the definitive Christian message which distinguishes IT from all other religions of the world. An ‘ev-angel’ was news of a great historical event which “changed the ...read more
Contributed on Feb 8, 2014
Church "Membership" and Kingdom of God citizenship has extraordinary and unusual privileges.
“Membership Has Its Privileges” Acts 20:20-28 You might remember “back in the 1990s, American Express had an ad campaign for its credit card. Their slogan was: “Membership has its privileges.” The ad implied that those who were fortunate enough to qualify for ...read more