Category: Grace

His Grace Reigns!

Rom 5 is the end of a great section of Romans that begins in chapter 3, which is all about our justification through faith in Christ’s payment for our sins on the cross. Of course, you cannot have chapters 3-5 without chapters 1-2. They are essential set-ups to the payoff verses about how we may ...

Jerusalem, Our Mother

Gal 4:26 But Jerusalem which is above is free, which is the mother of us all. Isn’t this a fascinating verse? Jerusalem which is above is free, which is the mother of us all! The Jerusalem that is above is our mother! How amazing is that? How often do we hear grace pastors celebrating the ...

J.C. O’Hair’s Christmas Poem

The Christmas season is again at hand, With thoughts of Christ in every land; The Christmas message again we’ll hear, The songs of Christ Who brought good cheer; The Lord of glory, God’s gift of love, Who left His home in heaven above. We’ll sing and tell the Saviour’s birth, How He dwelt with men ...

The Essence of Grace

“Grace be to you and peace from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ.” What a marvelous declaration from God that echoes through this age, as penned by the Apostle Paul! However, it is so sad that many people are ignorant of the fact that we live in a time designated by God ...

I’m So Tired!

Since suffering from a stroke in March, 2022, I have been on the road to recovery.  I am, however, physically tired.  Each day I get more, and more, back to normal (whatever that may be now).  Many of the things I used to do are no longer done, or are donw with great strain.  There ...

My View of Calvinism

CALVINISM 1. Makes God the author of sin. 2. Cheapens the grace of God by limiting it’s scope. 3. Populates the planet with a majority population of un-redeemable un-men like creatures who were created by God as “vessels of wrath fitted to destruction.” 4. Denigrates faith by teaching that regeneration precedes faith. 5. Falsely teaches ...

Grace in Your Prayer Life

Consider 1 Tim. 2:1-2 in which Paul writes, “I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.” Notice how these two verses ...

PB&J

Neither have I gone back from the commandment of his lips; I have esteemed the words of his mouth more than my necessary food. – Job 23:12. I love peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.  When the going gets tough (or not) a peanut butter and jelly sandwich satisfies!  There is nothing flashy, or outlandish about ...

The Ailment Of The Galatians: Not “Crying Abba Father”

Gal.1:6] I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel:[7] Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ.[8] But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than ...

Frustrating Grace

(Col 2:20-23) “Wherefore if ye be dead with Christ from the rudiments of the world, why, as though living in the world, are ye subject to ordinances, {21} (Touch not; taste not; handle not; {22} Which all are to perish with the using;) after the commandments and doctrines of men? {23} Which things have indeed ...

My Life Verse

Do you have a life verse? My life verse hasn’t changed over the years. A long time ago, I fell away from the Lord. I came back. I sat down to read Paul’s epistles for the first time in ages. And as soon as I came across this verse, I knew this would be my ...

Just My Imagination?

And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. (Genesis 6:5) Before I go any further, I just want to pass along this disclaimer: This article is not about the “Nephilim.” I repeat: This is not about ...

Where Two Or Three Are Gathered…

For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them. (Matthew 18:20) One of the most abused Scriptures, out of many, is Matthew 18:20.  This verse is used so often as a verse that proves that the Holy Spirit is present “when two or three are ...

Complete In Christ

Paul, in his prayers for the saints expressed this desire; (Eph 3:16-19) “That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man; {17} That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, {18} ...

Telephone Line

He that answereth a matter before he heareth it, it is folly and shame unto him. – Proverbs 18:13 I have always been a proponent of apologetics – the defense of the faith.  It is, after all, an important issue.  Knowing your Christian worldview, and the difference between Biblical Christianity, and other “isms” which run ...

Faith-FULL!

Let a man so account of us, as of the ministers of Christ, and stewards of the mysteries of God. Moreover it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful. (1 Corinthians 4:1-2) One of the most important things for anyone that ministers, no matter their role, is that they be faithful.  As ...

Marriage: On the Rock, or On the Rocks?

Marriage between men and women (there is no other way) is an institution which has for it’s establishment God, Himself.  He created Eve as a helpmeet for Adam, so that he would not be alone. And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an ...

Torah Observant Christians

What is a Torah Observant Christian? The first five books of Moses is sometimes called “the Pentateuch,” which means five books, or the Torah, which means teaching or law. So a Torah Observant Christian is a Christian who observes the Old Mosaic law. Wikipedia says, “There is a variety of practice within Messianic Judaism regarding ...

Writer’s Block

I think it would be hard to believe that someone who holds before him “the unsearchable riches of Christ (Ephesians 3:8),” that have been revealed, would have a tough time thinking of something to write. Yet, it does happen on occasion. And, it’s not a bad thing, at all! I encourage young preachers not to ...

Your Spiritual Life is Like a Racetrack

“Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain.” (1 Cor. 9:24) Just imagine your spiritual life is like a racetrack set before you. A straight road as far as the eye can see. And this is the only road you ...