No More Bargaining, Unconditional Surrender
Conversion brings true surrender, and your negotiating days are over. It is no more bargaining; instead, it is unconditional surrender.
The Discipline of Grace
The grace that saves is a grace that sustains and motivates the believer. Grace teaches the believer to be godly in this present world.
Is Christ’s Return Imminent?
Is it possible that Jesus could come back at any moment? Or are there certain events that must take place first before He comes?
What Does Progressive Sanctification Look Like?
What does progressive sanctification look like in a believer's life? Growth is something that you cannot see a dramatic...
Don’t Blame God Because You Don’t Believe
Don't blame God because you don't believe. You're not having faith is not God's fault. Come to Christ and be saved!
Do You Mourn Over Sin, or the Consequences of Sin?
Repentance includes a sorrow over sin, but it is actually possible to sorrow over sin without hungering after righteousness.
Believers Who Go to Heaven – What Do They Look Like?
Believers who go to heaven? How can you know you are a believer who goes to heaven?
Is Your Hope on the Joy of Heaven?
What one of your hopes do you want to come to pass more than all the rest? Is your ultimate hope fixed on the joy of seeing Christ in heaven?
Faith Is Not Like Sitting In a Chair!
Have you ever heard the illustration that says faith in Christ is like sitting in a chair? That's not faith; that is just doing statistical analysis and realizing...
I Asked The Lord That I Might Grow
A hymn written by John Newton in 1779. I asked the Lord that I might grow in faith, and love, and every grace...
Repentance is Not a Work
At the same time as we affirm that justification is through faith alone, we also must affirm what the bible says about another topic: repentance.
There is Only One Way to be Accepted by God
The heart of the gospel is that there is a way to obtain the righteousness of God apart from the law and that is through faith in Jesus Christ. There is only one way we can be accepted before God, and that is by havin...
The Breastplate of Righteousness (Part 2)
In our battle against the Devil, one of the essential parts of the armor is the breastplate of righteousness.
What is “The Rapture?” (Eschatology 101)
A teaching that has become very widespread within mainstream Christianity is the idea of the rapture. This view is very popular, but is it biblical?
A Look Into God’s Courtroom
We all have a meeting in the courtroom of God to be judged, and we will all either be declared righteous or guilty. The problem is that we're all guilty...
The Breastplate of Righteousness (Part 1)
We are considering the Christian's call to battle, and in this message, we will start considering putting on the breastplate of righteousness. Imputed righteousness...
Has the Church Replaced Israel?
Are the Church and Israel two different peoples of God? Has the Church replaced Israel?
You MUST Endure to the End
You may have started the Christian race incredibly well, but Jesus teaches that you must endure to the end to be saved.
Does the reality of salvation by grace apart from works mean that we don't have to endure to the end?
Entering Heaven Based On Someone Else’s Test Score
In order to go to heaven, you must be as holy as God and have a perfect record in keeping all of God's commandments. Every human being has failed miserably...
The Christian is a New Man
The Christian is not someone who is trying to better themselves; the Christian is someone who has been recreated and made new.
Sanctification is Not Passive
One of the greatest hindrances to sanctification is when we view it as though it is passive. We are not told to be passive in dealing with sin, but rather we are called to actively put it off.
What is the “Old Man”?
What does the Bible mean when it talks about the "old man"? Do we still have the old man? Is the old man completely gone? Is there a tension or balance between the two?
How Important is Having a Testimony of Salvation?
When talking with other Christians, a common question that we may ask is what is someone's testimony. How much weight should we give to someone's testimony?
God Justly Punishes People We Know and Love
Believer, do you realize that hell is for a bunch of people you know and love who are outside of Christ? After a funeral of an unbeliever...
Heaven is Where Christ Is
The Bible often describes heaven not as "heaven," but as where Christ is. When you think of heaven, do you think of being with Christ?
Christ Will Not Cast Out Any Who Come To Him
God the Father gave every single Christian to Jesus, and there's absolutely nothing that will cause Christ to get rid of any of His people who the Father gave to Him.
How Far Can a Person Go As a False Convert?
False conversion is a major and sobering theme in the Bible. How much of a true Christian can a person seem to look like, and in the end turn out to be deceived?
Saved or Uncertain: The Security of the Believer
Many people are in distress of soul wondering if they're a Christian or not. They appear to have been saved but then are plagued with severe doubts and fears about whether they were truly converted.
What does Paul mean when he talks about “one faith”? Is he talking about the subjective faith of individuals or the objective body of truth contained...
The doctrine of the Lordship and exclusiveness of Jesus Christ is something that no Christian will tolerate disagreement on.
What is Repentance?
A proper and Biblical understanding of repentance is essential when it comes to salvation. We don't want to make repentance less sharp than the Bible does...
How is Your Fellowship with God?
Your doctrine may be sound and right, but how is your fellowship with God? Can you boldly say that your life is one of true fellowship with the Father and the Son?
Two Types of Christians? Converts and Disciples?
Can a person be a Christian without being a disciple of Jesus Christ? If we teach that “disciple” and “Christian” are synonymous terms, then are we teaching a works salvation? Can a case be made in the Bible for a dis...
A Fountain Has Been Opened, Come and Drink
Are you a sinner? Are you dirty? Have you done things unspeakably wicked? You can be forgiven and changed by Jesus Christ.
Is Your Spiritual Progress Evident to All?
In the Christian life, we should be making progress that will be visible for others to see and notice. Are you making spiritual progress on your way to heaven?
Be Resolved to Grow Spiritually No Matter the Cost
Somehow we got sidetracked; and our appetite to grow spiritually, no matter the cost, somehow dissipated. So what should we do? We need to believe that...
The Promise of Justification Isn’t For Good People
There is a way to be made right with God by faith in Jesus Christ. This is called justification; the most glorious promise that can be imagined.
Overly Cautious or Full of Faith?
We typically tend to fear presumption and end up being overly cautious; but Scripture warns us the opposite. Jesus is constantly commanding us to trust Him in impossible situations.
Genuine Saving Faith
We believe in a Christ who is revealed for us in Scripture, but genuine saving faith is more than just grasping those truths intellectually.