The Nearness of God is My Good
That's the issue. That's always the issue. The nearness of God is my good. So, if I'm gonna cleanse myself let me put myself there, near to God.
Prayer that Tears the Roof Off if Necessary
Here they said we're not going to turn back, we will tear the roof off if necessary. We're going to get him in there to Jesus. And he went home walking...
Worshiping God the Father
The worship of God in the New Testament always begins with God the Father. We are never right, balanced, or in accord with God's Word if our worship starts...
Children: Do You Know The Gospel?
Children, I wonder if you know what the Gospel is? The Gospel. I hope that one thing we will be able to leave you is that when we talk about the Gospel...
The Law of Christ (Part 1)
As a Christian, Paul is neither "under the Law" nor "without law"; instead, he is "under the law of Christ." (1 Cor. 9:20-21) That is, Paul no longer thinks of godly living in terms...
The Law of Christ: Freedom From The Law (Part 2)
The Christian is not under the Law as a covenant rule of duty; he is "in-lawed to Christ." And Christ gives him a much clearer and higher revelation of duty than the Law of Moses did.
Christ The True Vine (Part 1)
We come to Jesus Christ alone, and look to His finished work alone, to be received by faith alone, regarding our right standing. But we don't move on from Jesus to begin to live the Christian life and bear much fruit....
What Does It Mean to Believe?
What does it mean to believe? It does not mean a mental assent only, but it means to trust. What does it mean to trust? It means...
Highly Favored in the Beloved
If you want to know how to properly estimate God's love for us, then just behold the Beloved - Jesus Christ. He whom was held tightly and eternally in the bosom of the Father...
What Does It Mean to Be a Saint?
What does it mean to be a saint? The Catholics want to pronounce Mother Teresa to be a saint, but is that the reality of what the term saint means? No, rather every true Christian...
Children: Jesus is the Anchor of the Soul
This is one of the lessons from our Children's vacation bible school. Christ alone is the Anchor of the soul that will save you from the storm...
Grieving and Sending with a Gospel Heart
In view of the brevity of our life, and the great need for more Biblical churches, we should be those who go out with a heart for the lost and seek to proclaim the Gospel.
The Good News of Jesus Christ to Temple, Texas
How can a condemned sinner be brought into a right relationship with God? There is only one way, and it is through the life and death of Jesus Christ. This is the good news that sinful...
Conspiracy Theories and the Illuminati?
Are there conspiracy theories out there? Of course, because the Bible speaks about a kingdom of darkness; and all humanity is either under the control...
Ignorance Keeps People From Becoming Christians
Ignorance is the very explanation as to why all men in this world who are not Christians, are not Christians. Why do the lost feel that the things of Christ are boring?
Hearing of Christ Makes a Man Want to Repent
If Jesus Christ is not the center of our message to the lost, then we have nothing that can change lost men's minds. Yet upon hearing of Christ...
Wait For My Boyfriend to Get Saved Again?
This Ask Pastor Tim deals with the question, "If I broke up with my boyfriend because he stopped being a Christian, is it OK to wait for him...
Imprecatory Psalms: Praying Judgment On Our Enemies?
The sentiment in the imprecatory Psalms is not that of an evil personal grudge, but rather of someone desiring judgment...
Am I Condemned If I’m Rude to My Wife?
Suppose a true Christian dies after committing a sin and they never get to confess it – would they go to heaven or hell? They answer is: they would go to heaven and not hell.
An Eye for the Eternal
As believers we need an eye for the eternal and we ought to mark that which is temporal or eternal.
Love & Unity Among Calvinists and Arminians?
When you find true Christians who are either Arminians or Calvinists, you will find that their prayers and hymns are the same in that they both proclaim...
The Mystery of the Mystery
When God saves someone there is a revelation of the mystery of God's will that is in Christ. This mystery we would not understand if God did not...
The magi told Herod, "We saw His star when it rose and have come to worship Him." And indeed they did; upon entering the house, "they fell down...
Don’t Stop Going to the Prayer Meeting
Brethren, don't be deceived, Satan does not like praying churches; he loves it when the prayer meetings begin to diminish.
Don’t Be Scared of the Word Love
Don't be scared of the word love and overreact to the abuse that its meaning has taken in our generation. The last thing we want to do is dull down its...
Will God Give Me Life?
True life is to know the Lord intimately, but sin interrupts this. One of the greatest griefs behind sin is how it affects the Christian's fellowship with the Lord Jesus Christ.
Has God Called You to the Ministry?
Some people think that you go to Bible college or seminary and you become a pastor. Let me ask you this, has God come to you and given you something that you did not have before?
God’s Mighty Power Demonstrated
In Ephesians 1:19-20 Paul is talking about the power of Christianity. It's more than the power of the resurrection. It's the power of Christ's ascension and enthronement.
Be Content: God Designed You With These Spiritual Gifts
But men, I want to say this. We need to be a church of men who are content in the way that God has made us. We need to be content with the gifts that God has given to us.
Tim Conway Shares About His First Time Preaching
One of the things that happened when I stood in that pulpit, that first time, is my legs barely carried me into the pulpit. When I got there...
Let Go and Let God?
I don't think I hear this from any of you folks, but you know people say, "Let go and let God." And you know we can talk about abiding in Christ and we have to be careful that we don't see...
Parents: Train Your Children at Home
Parents must consistently train their children at home in order for them to behave properly during a church service. Having family devotionals is an excellent time for that training to take place...
Knowing God Both Intimately and Intellectually
Do you know God both intimately and intellectually? Jesus Christ didn't die just to give you doctrine and insights into the nature of God; He died to bring us to God Himself.
Christ Died to Bring Us to God
Jesus Christ suffered, the just for the unjust, not so you might know a Book; but to bring us into a living fellowship and relationship with God.
Glory in Christ’s Work on The Cross
We are to glory in Christ's work on the Cross alone. What Jesus did on the Cross is all that matters, and that is the message that will batter...
Don’t Soften the Reality of Hell
Some say a “God of love could never punish people eternally in hell.” Well beloved, Jesus talked about eternal torment, darkness, and weeping.
Warning: Don’t Let Conferences Cause You to Despise Your Church
God has sovereignly placed you in your local church and given you the pastors you have. He has given you the people in your fellowship and they have imperfections...
Contentment is Found in Christ Alone
What is contentment? Contentment is being fully satisfied in our soul, it is an idea of complete sufficiency. It is used in reference to God, in His self sufficiency...
Content? Or Everything Would Be Ok If?
Everything would be okay if _____ ? What comes to your mind, if anything? Have I put something plus Jesus in my equation for contentment?
Prayerfully Pursuing God’s Gracious Power and Loving Presence
Believer, because we are the temple of God, we should ask the Lord for more power from the Holy Spirit. This power that is received, according to grace...