A Real and Present Danger It is possible to faithfully attend a worship service and turn the experience into a religious ritual without any personal reality. Jesus said that “God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and truth.” To worship God in spirit and truth is to worship… Continue reading Let’s Get This Worship Service Over With!
Amazing Grace and John Newton John Newton 1725-1807 “Amazing grace! How sweet the sound That saved a wretch like me! I once was lost, but now am found; Was blind, but now I see. ’Twas grace that taught my heart to fear, And grace my fears relieved; How precious did that grace appear The hour… Continue reading God’s Amazing Grace: The Conversion of John Newton
The Story of Silent Night Luke 2:8-20 “And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. 9 And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. 10 And the… Continue reading The Story of Silent Night
The Psalmist said, “We have heard with our ears, O God, our fathers have told us, what work thou didst in their days, in the times of old” (Ps. 44:1). Consider several important reasons why Christians should study the past in general, and Church history in particular. First, the past is a great stimulus to… Continue reading 9 Reasons Every Christian Should Study Church History
AN EXPOSITION OF MATTEW 8:16-17 16 When the even was come, they brought unto him many that were possessed with devils: and he cast out the spirits with his word, and healed all that were sick: The Jewish Sabbath officially ended when two stars could be seen in the sky in the evening.… Continue reading The Healing of the Demon Possessed
AN EXPOSITION OF JAMES 4:1-2 1 From whence come wars and fightings among you? Come they not hence, even of your lusts that war in your members? 2 Ye lust, and have not: ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: ye fight and war, yet ye have not, because ye… Continue reading Why Do People Fight?
An Arminian Assaults Calvinism Continued... Part V The Speaker’s Statement. The speaker correctly points out that Calvinist teach that regeneration must precede faith. The speaker believes that is putting “the cart before the horse.” Response. The Bible does teach that regeneration, a new spiritual life, must precede faith, for only those with spiritual life have… Continue reading Regeneration Precedes Faith