The Importance of Obedience to God

Although he was a son, he learned obedience through what he suffered.  And being made perfect, he became the source of eternal salvation to all who obey him. Hebrews 5:8-9 Obedience…it is probably the hardest thing about Christianity, and the aspect of the religion which is least attractive to most people.  Generally speaking, we don’t…

To Obey Is Better Than To Sacrifice

“…Has the Lord as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the Lord?  Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice…” (1 Samuel 15:22) The first king of Israel was getting impatient.  Israel was in a war with the Philistines, and things weren’t going well.  King Saul was at the…

John 8:12: “Whoever Follows Me Will Not Walk In Darkness…”

“Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, ‘I am the light of the world.  Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness but will have the light of life.’” (John 8:12) The Bible describes Jesus the Christ (Anointed One) as the light of the world.  No better description could be given of Him.  John opened his…

September 2017 Bible Questions & Answers

Topics:  how to teach that there’s one church, how to teach one must obey in order to be saved, why God no longer directly communicates with men, why suffering takes place How do you teach someone that there is only one church? The book of Ephesians provides a very clear and logical train of thought…

Titus 2:11-12: “For The Grace of God Has Appeared…”

“For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age.” Titus 2:11-12 I smile every time I think about the grace of God.  The apostle Paul wrote that those who are in Christ…

John 14:15, 21, 23-24: “If You Love Me…”

“If you love me, you will keep my commandments…Whoever has my commandments and keeps them, he it is who loves me.  And he who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and manifest myself to him…If anyone loves me, he will keep my word, and my Father will love…