Category: Sin

A Brief Statement of Faith

The Bible 2 Tim 3:16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:17 That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works (2 Peter 1:19-21) “We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do ...

Satan vs. God

After the temptation in the garden of Eden and the fall of mankind into sin, you have this fascinating back-and-forth in a spiritual warfare between God and Satan. When man fell into sin (Gen. 3), God by His grace sought man out, sacrificed animals, clothed them with skins, and told Satan that a redeemer would ...

That Epic J.C. O’Hair Poem

THE GOD OF ALL GRACE “The God of all grace” is a wonderful name:What a privilege it is, His grace to proclaim;To tell forth the gospel at home and abroad,To teach guilty sinners the great love of God. How He planned it in heaven, to send from aboveHis bosom Companion, the Son of His love,To ...

You’re Free

Here’s the text to the message I gave last Saturday at the wonderful Florida Regional Grace Conference. If you’re not interesting in reading this rather long(ish) article, you’re welcome to watch the message here. Plus, you can watch all the messages, including 3 by Pastor Richard Jordan, here. We also had Pastor Jordan with us ...

Doug Dodd on Stopping Sin

Below is my all-time favorite article by Pastor Doug Dodd, who graduated to be with the Lord a few years ago. This beautiful piece of writing helped me to realize that, yes, Joel, Paul is telling you in Romans 6 that you’ve literally been freed from the power and bondage of sin. PTL! Some of ...

Grace, Love, & Forgiveness

I was moved by a story I came across the other day via Faithwire about Shelby Houston, the teenage daughter of a police officer who died in the line of duty. Her father’s name was Richard Houston. He was a 21-year veteran of the Mesquite Police Department. He was shot and killed responding to a ...

The Apostle Paul The Chief Sinner Or our “Chief?”

1Ti 1:11 According to the glorious gospel of the blessed God, which was committed to my trust.1Ti 1:12 And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who hath enabled me, for that he counted me faithful, putting me into the ministry;1Ti 1:13 Who was before a blasphemer, and a persecutor, and injurious: but I obtained mercy, because I ...

“Baptized Into His Death” Part 1

Rom 6:1  What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? Once we hear the gospel of our salvation and believe in Jesus Christ to justify us unto eternal life, we now have a righteous standing in the sight of God, we have now been redeemed, and declared righteous, and ...