God’s Promise About The Christian’s Sins

We know that whoever is born of God does not sin; but he who has been born of God keeps himself, and the wicked one does not touch him. 1 John 5:18 One of the beautiful things about being a Christian are the promises God gives to His followers.  Since God does not lie (Titus…

Try To Imagine What Jesus Went Through For You…

But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8 Memorial Day was a few days ago.  I think it is good that our country sets aside a day annually to honor and memorialize the soldiers who have died for our freedoms.  To any veteran…

Joy Comes With The Morning

Weeping may tarry for the night, but joy comes with the morning. Psalm 30:5 A good friend of mine and his family had their lives turned upside down recently.  After a four-wheeling accident, my friend’s spine was severed and several of his vertebrae are considerably damaged.  His wife was also in the accident, and while…

“Teach Them Diligently To Your Children”

And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise. Deuteronomy 6:6-7 Last Sunday was Mother’s Day. …

Courage With Nothing To Stand Upon: The Folly Of Assumptions

“If one gives an answer before he hears, it is his folly and shame.” Proverbs 18:13 Presuming things.  Making assumptions.  Unfortunately, most of us are guilty of this.  Some call it “jumping to conclusions,” which as many can testify can be a very painful exercise.  Others call it “reaching a verdict without a trial.”  This…

Does Baptism Not Save Because It’s A Work?

Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned. Mark 16:16   I recently had a question asked by a reader of this column:  “You’ve written that one must be baptized to be saved, but doesn’t the Bible say that we are not saved by works?  Since baptism…

Why Do You Call Me “Good”?

And as he was setting out on his journey, a man ran up and knelt before him and asked him, “Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?”  And Jesus said to him, “Why do you call me good?  No one is good except God alone.” Mark 10:17-18 I’ve had Christians read this…

Explaining Matthew 24

As he sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately, saying, “Tell us, when will these things be, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the close of the age?”      (Matthew 24:3) Matthew 24 is a chapter which tends to be quoted whenever there is…

We Need The Bible!

Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; but his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night.  He is like a tree planted by streams of…

The Great Dragon Was Thrown Down (Revelation 12:9-10)

And the great dragon was thrown down, that ancient serpent, who is called the devil and Satan, the deceiver of the whole world – he was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him. And I heard a loud voice in heaven, saying, “Now the salvation and the power and…