I am going to let you know upfront that the subject of this message is not always popular. I hope that will not be the case today. If we believe that the Bible is God’s word and that He gave it to us as our rule and guide for life, then we should have no problem. The knowledge that as a pastor, I am answerable to God for this church compels me to try to do right. My calling is to preach the whole counsel of God. A simple question; what is Peter’s point here? What is he trying to impress upon us? He is explaining what it means to live a holy life. God tells us in Hebrews that we will not see Him without holiness.
Some people have come to Jesus with what seems to be a simple request. They would like to see Jesus. That was certainly not unusual. There were constantly people coming to and wanting to see Jesus. Do you desire to see Jesus?
The Apostle Paul commands believers to rejoice all the time. What does that mean? How can you rejoice when dealing with tragedy? Can you rejoice when things are falling apart all around you? On the surface, Paul’s command seems unreasonable....[ abbreviated | read entire ]
If you have been around me very long at all, you know I have a burden for spiritual REVIVAL. Unfortunately, I am not as committed to that burden as I should be. “Oh Lord, ‘wilt thou not revive us again?’”
We are now hot and heavy into another election cycle. Regrettably, it is hard to find a candidate you can feel good voting for. Rather, you cast your vote out of fear of what the other person might do. In light of what we just read from Daniel,...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
Our God is wonderful, and a great Savior, who reaches down to the lowest place to save sinners. I know because one day, He reached down to that place and saved me. We need to realize that God saved us with and for a purpose for our lives. When God...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
The focus in this verse is on what God does for us by His Word, the Bible. Paul wrote, “That He might sanctify and cleanse it (the church) with the washing of water by the word.” I have often used this passage to teach husbands and...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
What Bible did Jesus know and use? What we are asking is, what Scriptures did Jesus Christ quote and refer to in His teaching and preaching? The obvious answer is the Old Testament scriptures. Why track this line of study today? Some suggest that...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
As a pastor, I am often counseling someone concerning the assurance of their salvation. Can a person know if they are saved? Yes, the Bible says they can. Does God want us to live our lives questioning our relationship with Him? I do not for a...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
It is a straightforward question, is the Bible essential for salvation? Can someone be saved without the Bible? The quick, less thoughtful answer could be yes, a person could be saved by someone merely telling them about their need of Jesus...[ abbreviated | read entire ]