Apologetics, Biblical Doctrines, Calvinism, Christian Living

The Love of God with Outstretched Arms

Dr. T.T. Shields was the pastor of Jarvis Street Baptist Church in Toronto, Canada.  He tells this wonderful story illustrating the love of God. In the home of a friend one day, as he reclined on the lounge opposite, and I in an easy chair, we were having a pleasant chat until dinner was called,… Continue reading The Love of God with Outstretched Arms

Christian Living, Church, Culture & Society

Judge Righteous Judgment

Without doubt one of the most misquoted verses in the New Testament is Matthew 7:1. This passage is usually invoked when a person has done something evil, has been caught, and is facing disciplinary action. In Christian circles, there are far too many church members who use Matthew 7:1 as an escape clause for personal… Continue reading Judge Righteous Judgment

Christian Living, Church, Culture & Society, Prayer, Salvation & Justification, Sin & Repentance, Theology

The “Braggmony” of a Rich Young Peacock

“Some people have a true testimony to share. Others only have an exaggerated ‘braggamony’ to declare.”—Stanford E. Murrell  “And he said, All these have I kept from my youth up” (Luke 18:21). No one likes to be thought badly about. Most of us hold dearly to our reputations, well deserved or not. Of course, in… Continue reading The “Braggmony” of a Rich Young Peacock

Death & Dying, Christian Living, Prayer, Church

Jesus is the Sovereign of Every Situation

  “Give what thou commandest, And commandest what thou wilt.” St. Augustine  “While he yet spake, there came from the ruler of the synagogue's house certain which said, Thy daughter is dead: why troublest thou the Master any further? 36 As soon as Jesus heard the word that was spoken, he saith unto the ruler… Continue reading Jesus is the Sovereign of Every Situation

Apologetics, Biblical Doctrines, Christian Living, Church, Faith, Sin & Repentance, Theology

I Have Never Known Forgiveness

AN EXPOSITION OF PHILEMON 1 Many years ago, I mentioned in a sermon, that I have never known what it is to be forgiven by someone I have offended.  By that, I meant that I have not been forgiven by anyone outside my family for an offense beyond a slight misunderstanding. I have never wanted… Continue reading I Have Never Known Forgiveness

Apologetics, Biblical Doctrines, Christian Living, Church, Culture & Society, Faith, God's Law

The Kind of Man God Wants

Many Christian men are inspired to engage in spiritual ministry by the words of the Lord to Isaiah the prophet asking, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” (Isaiah 6:8). The heart is touched and individuals rise up to say with Isaiah, “Here am I; send me.” In 1981, Dan Schutte read… Continue reading The Kind of Man God Wants

Apologetics, Biblical Doctrines, Christian Living, Church history, Culture & Society, Theology

Patterns of Evidence: The Moses Controversy

“And the Lord said unto Moses, Write thou these words: for after the tenor of these words I have made a covenant with thee and with Israel” (Exodus 34:27). Now showing in movie theaters, and soon available on DVD, Patterns of Evidence: The Moses Controversy, is a 2019 documentary film by writer and director Timothy… Continue reading Patterns of Evidence: The Moses Controversy