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.
Getting Out of the Boat
Jesus calls us to do things that we are not able to do. When He calls us to do impossible things, like step out on to water and walk, are we going to trust and obey Him?
What Does It Mean to Walk by Faith?
What does it mean to walk by faith? We want to know what the Bible says about it. But we also want to see if the Bible describes what the opposite of what walking by faith is.
When You Think of Grace, Do You Think of Power?
If you're asked to define grace, do you put "power" in the definition? Many times the Bible connects grace with power when it's mentioned. Grace is vain unless...
Believer: It is Not All About What Not to Do
What characterizes the Christian is not that they don't do bad, but it is that they are zealous for good works. We must get away from a Christianity...
What Does It Mean to Seek Christ?
You seek Christ by calling upon Him and pleading with Him. When someone is seeking Christ, one question to ask is what...
The Holy Spirit Will Make You Holy
There is nothing in your life that is evil, corrupt, wrong, dirty, that can withstand the Spirit. This is a mighty Spirit of God and He is let loose in the life of God's...
The Beauty of the Gospel
Do you realize this: On the greatest day you've ever had in the living out of your Christ-likeness you've fallen miserably short. You are under unfathomable grace on that day.
How Alive is Alive? Seated With Christ in The Heavenly Places (Part 3)
This passage is the very pinnacle of what God has already done for the believer. The Apostle is giving us this great reality about who we are as Christians...
How Alive is Alive? He Raised Us Up With Him (Part 2)
This is where we often go wrong: When we look at lost men we do not think they are as lost as they are. And when we look at Christians, we do not recognize...
What is The Gospel?
A genuine experience with God is faith, resting, in who Jesus Christ is and what Jesus Christ has done. It's not just a matter of believing something He did for me 2,000 years ago.
How Alive is Alive? The Four-Fold Risenness of the Christian (Part 1)
The Bible teaches us that it is God who makes Christians. Paul says in Ephesians that God has made us alive together with Christ. God makes people into...
The Arrows of God’s Discipline
The arrows of God’s discipline are aimed at, and hit a particular object. The object is sin, a particular sin. It is not the believer’s only sin, but it is the sin which God wants out of his life now.
Old Man is Sinning, Not the New Creation?
Tim refutes the idea that some come away with from 1 John 5:18. The error that born again believers have two natures: the old, and the new nature...
Introspectionism has its seekers looking, not at Christ as their hope, but their repentance. Thus repentance itself becomes a fetish.
Understanding Spiritual Growth
Jesus taught that there is a time element involved with the believer's spiritual growth. It is often unnoticeable. Yet the believer is able to look back over time and detect growth.
Nathan speaks on the under-appreciated value of spiritual stability. Is your walk with Christ stable, consistent, and solid; like a fruitful tree planted by a stream of water?
Don’t Be Deceived
The Bible commands us to not be deceived and delude ourselves. Paul says, "Evil people and impostors will go on from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived."
Examples of Unwise Counsel to Awakened Sinners
Nettelton's feelings were often severely tried by the unwise counsel which some professing Christians were in the habit of giving to awakened sinners.
Surrendering to Christ is Not Drudgery
Surrendering to Christ is not drudgery. We are surrendering to His kindness and goodness. We should not fight against the Lord's will because...
Surrendering to His Love
Express your absolute allegiance to Christ and be surrendered to His love. Be able to say, "Lord, You are enough; and if I have You, though You strip everything else away, I am satisfied."
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.
Believing in Eternal Punishment Matters
First, if conscious eternal punishment is not true, then ultimately one can sin against God and get by with it. Second, if there is not the danger of men being "tormented forever...
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...
Obtain a Testimony by Faith, Not Feelings
When I started out, on the Christian faith, I did not have any feelings. I had no flashing lights. I just saw, this is right. The word of God is true.
Self-Righteously Trying to Save Myself: David Brainerd’s Testimony
When reading the Life and Diary of David Brainerd I was struck by how self-righteous Brainerd was as a lost person prior to being saved. Many of the...
Redemption Through His Blood
Take a look at Christ's blood being spilled and God's wrath that was unleashed upon Him; and suddenly you recognize there is a price, and it is an infinite price...
Why Do You Call Me “Lord, Lord,” and Not Do What I Tell You?
Jesus taught that the real proof of being genuinely saved is not by saying, "Lord, Lord," but by our walk. Do your actions reflect what your lips proclaim to believe?
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.
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...
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...
Miracles of Christ: Multiplication (Feeding the Five Thousand)
Jesus feeding the five thousand was a miracle of multiplication and in it God shows us that He is able to take something little and make it into something big.
Why Did Jesus Die?
Why did Jesus die? It's a question that causes many to say, "Why ask that? We all know the answer already." Most are quick to say "He died to forgive us", which He did.
God the Just and the Justifier of the Wicked
In His death on the Cross, He has paid in full the penalty due to us for our sin by bearing the wrath and anger of God that we deserve. Therefore God is just...
Gentile Dogs Have Hope Too
We should be amazed that even us, the Gentiles, have been included and have salvation and hope too. We are not going to perish forever and forever because of God's incredible mercy...