Church, Death & Dying, Faith, Salvation & Justification

The White Ribbon of Forgiveness

The young man sat alone on the bus and most of the time stared out the window. He was in his mid-twenties, nice looking with a kind face. His dark blue shirt matched the color of his eyes. His hair was short and neat. Occasionally he would look away from the window and the anxiety… Continue reading The White Ribbon of Forgiveness

Christian Living, Church, Church history, Culture & Society, God, Jesus, & the Holy Spirit, Salvation & Justification, Theology

The Man Who Changed D. L. Moody

Harry Morehouse (1876–1934)  was a wild young man who, by age sixteen, was a gambler, gang-leader, and thief. But during the Revival of 1859, Henry gave his life to Jesus. He was soon heard preaching the Gospel with all his heart; and his favorite text was John 3:16. One day in Ireland in 1867, he… Continue reading The Man Who Changed D. L. Moody

Apologetics, Biblical Doctrines, Church history, Culture & Society, God's Law, Politics, Sin & Repentance

A Message of Judgement and Hope

c. 763 BC Of all the prophets, Amos emerges as a leading voice on behalf of the poor, the oppressed, and the downtrodden. Amos longed for righteousness to be found in the land. His concern for justice touches the heart, for his message goes beyond criminal justice to demand that government be sensitive to the… Continue reading A Message of Judgement and Hope

Apologetics, Biblical Doctrines, Church, Faith, God, Jesus, & the Holy Spirit, Theology

Believe in the Love of God

Many people have difficulty believing in God’s love for several reasons. There is an innate sense of not being worthy of the love of God. People who are honest, those who are self-aware know the true state of their heart. Even if others do not know the secrets of one’s life, God does. Sin causes… Continue reading Believe in the Love of God

Biblical Doctrines, Faith, God, Jesus, & the Holy Spirit

Love in the Present Tense

“John, to the seven churches which are in Asia: Grace to you and peace from Him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven Spirits who are before His throne, 5 and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler over the kings… Continue reading Love in the Present Tense

Biblical Doctrines, Calvinism, Faith, God, Jesus, & the Holy Spirit

An Exposition of First Peter 1:1-12

AN EXPOSITION OF FIRST PETER 1:1-12 Human Author: Peter Divine Author: God the Holy Spirit Written c. AD 66 Audience: The churches of Asia Minor - present-day Turkey, with their largely Jewish, but also Gentile membership Key Word: Suffering Key verses: 1 Peter 4:12-13 “Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is… Continue reading An Exposition of First Peter 1:1-12

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

Tell Others About Sin

“For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” Romans 6:23 Tell others of what sin has done to the soul. Sin has come to rob the soul of fellowship with God. Sin has made it necessary to create a new vocabulary with words… Continue reading Tell Others About Sin