The Depth of the Darkness of Sin
As soon as you hit the cold water, you gasp for air, but receive only water. You try to reach for the surface, frantically kicking your feet. As your head clears the surface, you try to cough out the water and breathe in precious air. Your attempt at the lifesaving breath is cut short by [...]read more
Do You Confess the Name of Jesus Christ?
Do you know what it means to confess the name of Christ? What imagery comes to mind when you hear of a person confessing the name of Jesus Christ? Maybe you envision a person in front of a firing squad, admitting to something forbidden knowing he is forfeiting his life with such a confession. Perhaps [...]read more
Is Your Child Prepared?
Did your children have their Bible lessons prepared today? Every Sunday morning and every Wednesday evening, prepared Bible class teachers embark upon the journey of helping your children to learn more about the Bible.read more
The Authority of Commands
We have noted in a previous article that God’s authority (God giving man the right or freedom to act, especially in religious matters) is expressed in the Scriptures. In last month’s article we began answering the question: How can we discover from the Scriptures whether or not any given belief, teaching, or practice is authorized [...]read more
What Shall We Say About Faith and Works?
What shall we say about faith and works? The greater question is this: What does the Bible say about faith and works? To completely answer that question would require more space than what is permitted in this publication. However, there are some passages which we can illuminate. For instance, give consideration to Ephesians 2:8-10. The [...]read more
Do Your Actions Betray You?
Your heart is hidden. No one can see it. The heart, the center of your thoughts, your passions, and your intellect resides somewhere deep within your person—like a buried treasure. All that is dear to you, all that you love, all that you hate—stems from the makeup of your heart. Just as the organ known [...]read more
The Struggle to Maintain Purity (Part 2)
Such a repentant change can only take place when a person becomes concerned with spiritual matters. When a person is focused upon carnal thoughts, pleasures, and pursuits, he will neglect his greater spiritual needs. However, when a person tends to his spiritual needs, developing a concern for his spirit and its eternal state, he will [...]read more
How To Establish Bible Authority
In last month’s article we noted that God’s authority is expressed in the Scriptures. In the New Testament era, the Father speaks to us through His Son (Hebrews 1:1-2), the Son spoke what God authorizes through the Holy Spirit sent to guide the chosen apostles (John 16:12-15), and the apostles wrote the commandments of God [...]read more
The Struggle to Maintain Purity
Our society is saturated with sexuality. Sexuality is constantly forced upon people. It comes via commercials for soap, sun glasses, clothing, and even men’s razors. Everywhere people turn, they are being saturated with sexuality. Companies use sexuality to lure the consumer to their products. Movies with sexuality always make higher profits. The sitcoms of today [...]read more
One Head, One Body
When Jesus died upon the cross, His New Covenant, upon which His church is established, came into effect. The Hebrew write wrote, “And for this reason He [Jesus] is the Mediator of the new covenant, by means of death, . . . For where there is a testament, there must also of necessity be the [...]read more
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