Category: The Word of God

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 ...

Do We Have New Hearts?

I for a long time had questions about our hearts because E.W. Bullinger once repeatedly wrote about “a new heart” in his “Two Natures of the Child of God” booklet. Do we have new hearts? On the one hand, Bullinger would highlight in that booklet the fact that unregenerate man has a “natural heart,” which ...

The Counsel of His Will of All Things

The Father of our Lord Jesus Christ appointed the Word heir of all things. All these things are in the bosom of the Father and would be represented by the Word and Wisdom before the earth ever was. Christ, the express image of God’s person, the brightness of His glory, and all the fulness of ...

Do You Feel Awe?

We had a podcast not too long ago in which awe was the theme, because there was an article that had been published in the Washington Post that asked the question, Do you Feel Awe? I loved this topic so much I did a sermon about this last Sunday. Below are some of the notes. ...

The Godhead

One of my favorites studies this year was on the triune Godhead. I walked away concluding that the whole idea of God as 3-in-1 is really not so hard to comprehend. Yes, I’m serious. They are separate. They are equal, and yet, they also operate as one unit. They are 3 operating as 1. Everything ...

How was Jesus Born?

In our last article, we explored When Jesus was Born. Today, we’re going to look at how Jesus was born. We’re going to explore nothing less than the incarnation of the only begotten Son of God. (I must say, for a fantastic study on the word “Begotten”, be sure to check out Larry Gabbard’s recent ...

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 ...

Want an Experience with God?

Rom 15:13 Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost. I love this verse too much. This verse tells you how to have an experience with God. First, let’s start with the context, which is absolutely ...

Holy Water?

Do you know how so-called “holy water” is made? I stumbled upon an article recently that laid bare the secret process of making “holy water”. Are you ready? A Catholic priest by the name of Richard Tomlinson first explained, “Well, Holy Water is water that has been blessed by a priest, though other clergy (such ...

Marriage And Godliness As One Flesh Part 1

1Co 7:2  Nevertheless, to avoid fornication, let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own husband. 1Co 7:3  Let the husband render unto the wife due benevolence: and likewise also the wife unto the husband. 1Co 7:4  The wife hath not power of her own body, but the husband: and likewise also ...

Hygge (hyoo guh)

As I was prepping for Monday’s podcast, I stumbled across an article by Mark Arnold over at Europe’s Evangelical Focus called “Self Care in the Darkness.” Mark first makes the point that in many parts of the world, we’ve reached that time of year in which “the nights start drawing in, the weather starts getting ...

“And She Shall Be Saved In Childbearing” 4: The Godly Woman

1Pe 3:1  Likewise, ye wives, be in subjection to your own husbands; that, if any obey not the word, they also may without the word be won by the conversation of the wives;  1Pe 3:2  While they behold your chaste conversation coupled with fear.  1Pe 3:3  Whose adorning let it not be that outward adorning ...

“She Shall Be Saved In Childbearing?” Part 1

Gen 2:18  And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him. Gen 2:23  And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man. Gen 2:24  Therefore shall a man ...

Growing In Godly Wisdom And Judgement

1Th 4:9  But as touching brotherly love ye need not that I write unto you: for ye yourselves are taught of God to love one another. 1Th 4:10  And indeed ye do it toward all the brethren which are in all Macedonia: but we beseech you, brethren, that ye increase more and more; The love ...

Judging The Affairs Of This Life As A “Son”

1Co 6:2  Do ye not know that the saints shall judge the world? and if the world shall be judged by you, are ye unworthy to judge the smallest matters? 1Co 6:3  Know ye not that we shall judge angels? how much more things that pertain to this life? 1Co 6:4  If then ye have ...

Take Heed Unto Yourselves As “Sons”

Act 20:27  For I have not shunned to declare unto you all the counsel of God. Act 20:28  Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood. Act 20:29  For I know this, ...

One Gospel?

Many times, zealous Christians will make statements such as “There is only one gospel in the Bible” or “The prophets, apostles and true Christians today all preach the same thing.”  Thankfully, many of these individuals do rightly understand that the shed blood of Christ is the only means by which sinners can be justified before God today, and we ...

Instructing Those That Oppose Themselves

Pro 1:5  A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels: Pro 1:6  To understand a proverb, and the interpretation; the words of the wise, and their dark sayings. Pro 1:7  The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction. Pro 1:8  My son, ...

Godliness: Laboring Together With God Part 2

1Ti 4:6  If thou put the brethren in remembrance of these things, thou shalt be a good minister of Jesus Christ, nourished up in the words of faith and of good doctrine, whereunto thou hast attained. 1Ti 4:7  But refuse profane and old wives’ fables, and exercise thyself rather unto godliness. 1Ti 4:8  For bodily ...

Godliness: Doing Things God’s Way Part 1

2Th 3:3  But the Lord is faithful, who shall stablish you, and keep you from evil.  2Th 3:4  And we have confidence in the Lord touching you, that ye both do and will do the things which we command you.  2Th 3:5  And the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God, and into ...