One of the most shocking moments in the ministry of Jesus Christ was the moment He turned to Peter, who had just made a wonderful confession of faith, and said to him, “Get thee behind me, Satan: thou art an offence unto me: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but those… Continue reading What Happens When Christians Do the Work of the Devil?
AN EXPOSITION OF LEVITICUS 9:15ff Sin Offering 15 And he brought the people's offering, and took the goat, which was the sin offering for the people, and slew it, and offered it for sin, as the first. The first series of offerings were made by Aaron the High Priest of Israel. The sacrifices were… Continue reading The Story of Sanctification
Sola Gratia By Grace Alone “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: 9 Not of works, lest any man should boast” (Eph. 2:8-9). In a brief but brilliant biography of a famous English preacher, one of the greatest preachers that ever preached in… Continue reading Salvation by Grace Alone
“And, behold, one came and said unto him, Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life?17 And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments.18 He saith unto him,… Continue reading The Story of a Young Man Who Walked Away From Jesus
In 2016, in a Sunday School class in a Fundamentalist Baptist church in southern Florida, the teacher instructed the young people not to listen to that terrible doctrine called Calvinism because, “It is a doctrine of the devil.” When I was told of this statement, I shuddered in fear on behalf of that very foolish,… Continue reading Christians Who Blaspheme the Holy Spirit
AN EXPOSITION OF 1 Peter 1:13-25 13 Wherefore gird [bind] up the loins [procreative powers] of your mind, be sober [watch], and hope [have confidence] to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ; The transitional word “wherefore”, explains why believers should not be… Continue reading Be Holy
Theology matters. This truism becomes all the more apparent as one undertakes the task of evangelizing. In answering the question, “What constitutes successful evangelism?” there will be differing—and sometimes contradictory—answers. Someone will respond, “Great audiences, dynamic performances, eloquent preaching, and engaging music.” The tendency by some is an over-reliance upon a humanistic response. Instead of… Continue reading Ten Doctrines to Share During Evangelism