What It Means To Wash Away Your Sins

And now why do you wait?  Rise and be baptized and wash away your sins, calling on his name. Acts 22:16 Contextually in Acts 22, the apostle Paul – formerly known as Saul of Tarsus – is recounting his conversion in Damascus (cf. Acts 9:1ff).  Those familiar with the biblical account will recall that Saul…

Do Not Regard Him as an Enemy, But Warn Him as a Brother

Withdrawing fellowship. A forgotten commandment by many, a controversial one among many who remember it. Why did God command Christians to do this? In this sermon Jon discusses church discipline, how to go about it, the biblical purposes behind it, and other things to keep in mind about it.

April 2021 Bible Questions & Answers

Did Jesus ask his followers to steal a colt? Please explain 1 Timothy 2:11-15. What did Paul mean when he said that we aren’t justified by works of the law? Did Jesus ask his followers to steal a colt? Theft is sinful (Ex. 20:15; Eph. 4:28), as is giving approval to any sort of sin…

Receiving Wisdom From God: A Study of James

We continue our study of the book of James by examining James 1:5-27. In this passage James discusses receiving wisdom from God and how that wisdom is shown and used in several aspects of the Christian’s daily life, such as their faith, their view of the rich, their reaction to hardship, their reaction to temptation,…

It Is Well With My Soul

God told us to “rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.” How can we do that continually, even during the difficult times of life? The author of the loved hymn It Is Well With My Soul wrote that song after experiencing continual pain and sorrow. What can we learn from him?

The Need for Repentance

The times of ignorance God overlooked, but now he commands all people everywhere to repent. Acts 17:30 This verse answers the question churchgoers sometimes ask, “Will God still judge the people in some third world country or in the deepest, darkest jungles far away from civilization who have never even heard of Jesus?”  Contextually, Paul…