Biblical Clarity in the Face of COVID-19

The spectrum of response the church is giving to the virus and its’ effect is manifesting the sleeping giant of error couched in the church.  In other words, the Coronavirus is manifesting a greater problem and that is the doctrinal array of error that resides in the church.  The confusion has been reflected in the ...

Bringing Up the Man of God

Over a little more than a year ago I was invited to attend a ceremony.  This ceremony was being hosted by parents for their son.  This wasn’t a graduation, he was younger than graduation age, but of a sort was.  They asked if I could attend and speak.  Due to scheduling conflicts, I was unable ...

God’s All Grace for Your All-Sufficiency

“And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work:” ~ 2 Corinthians 9:8 ~ Sufficiency necessitates purpose, goal, objective.  Sufficiency is means to an end.  The sufficiency spoken of in 2 Corinthians is provided by God’s abundant, all ...

Patient Soul Possession Pt. 3

The little flock during the future time of Jacob’s trouble will need “patience” to endure such times.  The description of those times is a major doctrine throughout the testimony of scripture.  Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, and Daniel prophesied about these future times.  Daniel made prayers and supplications to God to know more about the timing of ...

Patient Soul Possession Pt. 2

Christ’s exhortations to “…endure unto the end, and the same shall be saved” (Matt. 24:13) or, “In your patience possess ye your souls.” (Luk. 21:19) are not exhortations that are dealing with eternal salvation from the debt and penalty of one’s sins.  Whether it be in Matthew or Luke the context is not spiritual salvation ...

Patient Soul Possession Pt. 1

Jesus had thoroughly prepared His disciples for the prophesied persecutions they were going to face. From the Sermon on the Mount (Matt. 5-7) to the Sermon on the Mount of Olives (Matt. 24) He taught and warned them. This is echoed by Peter in 1 Peter 4:12-14, “Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery ...

Humble Confidence

The great king of Assyria sent his messengers Tartan, Rabsaris, and Rabshakeh along with a great host against Jerusalem.  Eliakim, Shebna, and Joah came out to hear their message.  Rabshakeh presented his intimidating question, “What confidence is this wherein thou trustest?”  Hezekiah’s options, make pledges to the king of Assyria as their servants or place ...

Leading the Quiet and Peaceable Life Pt. 4

Godliness transcends partisanship and the politics of higher offices no matter their form within any nation.  The bearers of godliness have always transcended the winds of politics.  Yet, the crass conversation of politics has infiltrated the speech and attitude of those in Christ toward the very ones that God has commended His love to.  At ...

Leading the Quiet and Peaceable Life Pt. 3

The Lord Jesus Christ testified that He was the light of men and therefore the Light had come into the world.  Now that Christ is at the right hand of the Father those that are in Him, though we live in this present evil world, are to continue the tradition in His stead.  We too ...

Leading the Quiet and Peaceable Life Pt. 2

False expectations can be devastating in our personal lives, toward our spouses, in parenting, and in other relationships. Humans are sinners by nature not able to please God, being under sin with a bent to rely upon self. Expecting those in authoritative government positions to make godly decisions is the difference between light and darkness, ...

Leading the Quiet & Peaceable Life Pt. 1

The technology of the modern and post-modern world has given new wave mediums to “the prince of the power of the air”.  Access to the course of Satan’s world is available in our homes, in our cars, and now is even mobile with a mobility that exceeds the radio as we drive our vehicles.  These ...

Knowing Christ

“that I may know Him” To know Christ is the greatest pursuit to ever press toward.  Wondrously, as we come to know Christ, we come to know even the Father by Him; for Christ is the express image of His person.  Christ is our life and to know Him is life.  The tendency is to ...

Rightly Dividing the Word of Truth

In this day in age, a Christian can go to a bookstore and find a mass of resources on “How to Study God’s Word”.  Without a doubt, these resources can provide insight regarding: geography, measurements, cultural characteristics, and the like.  Yet, these are more study aids and resources about things in the Bible rather than ...

The Judgment Seat of Christ

Reward, prizes, and competition can be gruesome, unfair, and cultivate selfishness and an ego in this world.  We should automatically know then when our heavenly Father speaks of “reward” and “the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus” that its obtainment is given based upon His own standard, rather than the “wisdom ...

Working unto the Lord Pt. 2

When we know business is ordained by God, and that most jobs can be used to serve the Lord in, and that diligence is the first word to describe how God conducts Himself with His business, we should ask the question how can I be diligent in business and not slothful?  Our Father provides us ...

Working unto the Lord Pt. 1

“not slothful in business, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord” Romans 12:11             The Bible has much to say about business, work, and labor.  Our Father teaches in many passages about the topic to provide understanding to the student and those who love Him.  We are to understand business and how to labor in it.  ...

Doing Church

WHAT ARE WE TO DO IN THE CHURCH? Unfortunately, all too often, Christians miss the boat when it comes to what they ought to be doing in the local assembly.  There are numerous and various reasons for this.  In fact, even the most faithful Christian can misstep in their walk unto God.  God, in His ...

The Word of God

The Word of God & All Things The Word of God is the sole means the Holy Spirit uses and relies upon to sanctify those in Christ (1 Cor. 2:10-16).  This ought not surprise us.  Words are spirit and they impact our spirit (John 6:63).  Therefore, it makes logical sense that the Holy Spirit’s modus ...

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