Contributed on Oct 23, 2011
Is there a difference between saying one is saved and saying one is born again?
“There was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews. This man came to Jesus by night and said to him, ‘Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher come from God, for no one can do these signs that you do unless God is with him.’ Jesus answered him, ‘Truly, truly, I say to you, unless ...read more
Contributed on Oct 30, 2011
Refusing to unite with a church because of the presence of hypocrites reveals abject ignorance of Christ and His people.
“When you give to the needy, sound no trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may be praised by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is ...read more
Contributed on Nov 5, 2011
Many believers are disturbed by the thought that there may be Christians who could be lost. We need the comfort of Christ Who offers "eternal life" so that we need never fear such an end.
“Enter by the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the way is easy that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many. For the gate is narrow and the way is hard that leads to life, and those who find it are few. “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing but ...read more
Contributed on Nov 13, 2011
Since God will judge the wicked, how will He judge?
“Then he began to denounce the cities where most of his mighty works had been done, because they did not repent. ‘ Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the mighty works done in you had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes. But I ...read more
Contributed on Nov 20, 2011
Universalism suggests that everyone will be saved because they will realise their error shortly after death. God warns that such thinking is wrong, and now calls all people to life in His Son.
“Just as it is appointed for man to die once, and after that comes judgment, so Christ, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, will appear a second time, not to deal with sin but to save those who are eagerly waiting for him.” God is God of the second chance, the third chance, the ...read more
Contributed on Nov 26, 2011
One need do nothing in order to go to hell. Failure to receive the grace of God in Christ Jesus the Lord positions the individual against God and against righteousness.
“When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on his glorious throne. Before him will be gathered all the nations, and he will separate people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. And he will place the sheep on his ...read more
Contributed on Dec 3, 2011
We would announce the birth of the Christ to the rich and famous. But God chose to announce His birth to people working in the most humble occupation imaginable. Why?
“In the same region there were shepherds out in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were filled with great fear. And the angel said to them, ‘Fear not, for behold, I bring you good ...read more
Contributed on Dec 10, 2011
We often focus on issues that are insignificant rather than seeing the glory of the Lord shining through what has been written.
“After Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the east came to Jerusalem, saying, ‘Where is he who has been born king of the Jews? For we saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.’ When Herod the king heard this, he was troubled, ...read more
Contributed on Dec 17, 2011
We are responsible to maintain our focus on Him Whom we call "Lord." At no time has this become more critical than during the Christmas Season.
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life, and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and ...read more
Contributed on Jan 15, 2012
Is there any truth to the old saw, "Only the good die young?"
“Just as it is appointed for man to die once, and after that comes judgment, so Christ, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, will appear a second time, not to deal with sin but to save those who are eagerly waiting for him.” “Only the good die young!” This old saw was commonly ...read more
Contributed on Jan 22, 2012
Does God care when His people suffer? Does He desert them in their sorrow? A message to encourage the suffering saint by redirecting our gaze to the Master in our sorrow.
“As they were stoning Stephen, he called out, ‘Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.’ And falling to his knees he cried out with a loud voice, ‘Lord, do not hold this sin against them.’ And when he had said this, he fell asleep. “And Saul approved of his execution. “And there arose on that day a ...read more
Contributed on Jan 29, 2012
A brief examination of heaven as revealed in the Word of God.
“I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more. And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, ...read more
Contributed on Feb 5, 2012
There is comfort for those who grieve at the death of a loved one who died in the Lord. The message explores that comfort that is ours in Christ the Lord.
“We are always of good courage. We know that while we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord, for we walk by faith, not by sight. Yes, we are of good courage, and we would rather be away from the body and at home with the Lord. So whether we are at home or away, we make it our aim to ...read more
Contributed on Feb 19, 2012
Will I be rewarded for what I do for the cause of Christ? It is a question many Christians ask, and perhaps many more hold unconsciously in their mind.
“For the kingdom of heaven is like a master of a house who went out early in the morning to hire laborers for his vineyard. After agreeing with the laborers for a denarius a day, he sent them into his vineyard. And going out about the third hour he saw others standing idle in the marketplace, and ...read more
Contributed on Feb 26, 2012
Does God judge on a curve. Do some actually anticipate greater degrees of punishment?
“As all the people were listening, Jesus said to his disciples, ‘Beware of the experts in the law. They like walking around in long robes, and they love elaborate greetings in the marketplaces and the best seats in the synagogues and the places of honor at banquets. They devour widows’ property, ...read more