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.
The Bible never tells you that you must feel but that you must repent and believe. Your complaint that you 'can't feel,' is just an excuse...
The pastor shepherds God's sheep not with rigor and severity, but with love and humility; not as temporal lords but as spiritual guides, especially by example.
The separation from God that you and I should experience throughout all of eternity was suffered for us by Jesus Christ on the Cross.
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...
It is not the unpardonable sin which hinders your being a Christian; but your wickedness of heart, your pride, vanity, and insincerity.
In Portland, Maine on August 13-15, 2015 there will be the Fellowship Conference New England, Pastors Michael Morrow, Mack Tomlinson, Jesse Barrington, and Tim Conway will be speaking.
Jesus is a historical person who made massive claims about himself – we must all answer this question: Who do you say Jesus is?