We sing a hymn titled “We Have an Anchor” that focuses on keeping our hope fixed on heaven. Maintaining focus is the key to so much in life, and Jesus in Matthew 6:16-24 gives us three sets of choices that, while they seem separate, help us focus on heaven so we can get there … Continue reading Where Is Your Hope Anchored?
The Apostle Paul writes in Romans 15:4 NASB '95, "for whatever was written in earlier times was written for our instruction so that through the perseverance and the encouragement of the scriptures we might have hope." When we read the Old Testament, we should have these words in our minds. Where is the encouragement … Continue reading The Life of King Asa
Great thoughts on this Lord’s Day from Ken Weliever.
Vance Havner, a preacher of the early 20th century, known for his witticism and snappy quotes, supposedly quipped to a congregation where he was once preaching, “I seen happier faces on an iodine bottle.”
One preacher remarked about going into a congregation for Sunday worship and said, “You would think it was a morgue.”
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Here is a lecture that was given by Dr. Jack P. Lewis on the inspiration and authority of the Bible. It was uploaded by the YouTube channel the Progressive Primitivist. Dr. Lewis was a Christian who taught at the Harding School of Theology. We worked on the NIV translation committee and thoroughly understood the doctrine … Continue reading The Inspiration and Authority of the Bible – Jack P. Lewis
I have been asked a few times about whether or not the Bible teaches the rapture. Here is my fast facts answering the question. A popular false doctrine that exists today is the rapture. The rapture, briefly summarized, is the idea that before Christ returns, there will be a "secret" coming where all the righteous … Continue reading Q & A: What About the Rapture?
Every morning I receive in my inbox a verse of the day from the makers of my Bible study software. This morning was Malachi 3:6, I appreciate that this verse was sent to me on this Lord's day because it reminded me, and all of us, that we do not worship a philosophy, a system … Continue reading We Worship an Unchanging God
Here is a question I was asked recently. "When Cain was exiled, he said to God the punishment was too great, and he would be killed walking around by himself. But where did the other people come from? Wasn't it just a family of four in the beginning?" There are a few clues in the … Continue reading Q & A: Where Did All The People Come From in Genesis 4?
For those who live according to the flesh have their outlook shaped by the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit have their outlook shaped by the things of the Spirit.Romans 8:5 (The NET Bible) What I appreciate about the Apostle Paul is how he is always practical in his … Continue reading What Shapes Your Outlook?
I was reading through the first letter to Timothy recently and was impressed with how much time Paul spends on Timothy's private spiritual life. I think the reason for this is plain. You will not make it far in preaching and teaching the Gospel if your walk with God is a mess. Paul, ever the … Continue reading Staying Faithful