Faithfulness and loyalty to Christ is a vitally important virtue in the Christian life that must not be treated lightly.
Christ... is the absolute owner. Go out to your car this afternoon and you just stop in your tracks and look at it and you recognize that's His.
True sloth is not simply when I am idle, but when I am idle with regards to Christ. Idleness towards Christ is the sum of wickedness.
He who owns all will one day come and each of us will give an account for what we did with all that Christ gave to us.
Therefore I want you to understand that no one speaking in the Spirit of God ever says 'Jesus is accursed!' and no one can say 'Jesus is Lord' except in the Holy Spirit.
Why in Hebrews 11 is Rahab singled out for her past sin and called a prostitute? We see here that her background was so sinful that her title has followed her for 3,500 years.
There are those in our churches who are wisely waiting for the Lord's coming and there are others who are foolishly unprepared as that great day approaches.
First John 5:16 says that "there is sin that leads to death" and in the context of this letter he is dealing with those false prophets that are false to the true Christ.
Once the writer John gets us to where we have assurance, he then doesn't have us sit there with our assurance but sends us to the battlefield.
What do you say to a believer who comes to you and says, "How do you hear from God? How do you know when God is trying to talk to you?"
Many make a radical distinction between the church and Israel, but such a distinction simply does not exist as can be seen by the Apostle Paul's words in Ephesians 2.
I don't have the strength, or the wisdom, or the perspective in myself to make it through this waste howling wilderness of sin without the brethren strengthening me in God.
The Bible teaches us that every single promise in the Old Testament that applied to a Jew also applies to us who are in Jesus Christ.
When we study eschatology we must not first launch out into the complex "calculus" of Daniel, Ezekiel, and Revelation.
Why preach a series on eschatology? First, because Dispensational Premillennialism commandeers many of the promises that belong to the church.
1 John 5:10 says, "Whoever believes in the Son of God has the testimony in himself." - John clearly teaches us that God's testimony is internalized.
When you fasted and mourned in the fifth month and in the seventh, for these seventy years, was it for me that you fasted?
You basically have two kinds of professing Christians in the world: those who are deceived and find God's commandments burdensome...
True Christianity is always the activity of God and our faith is a reaction to God's initial call.
Is it OK for married brothers in leadership positions to be casually texting or emailing single sisters?
Perfect love is the result of God's love being perfected in us. This is not something unreachable, or unobtainable.
When the Bible talks about the church, it is not referring to the building, but to the assembly of the redeemed.