Hell and Eternal Punishment – Part 2
Continuing in Jesus' teachings regarding the reality of hell and eternal punishment.
Lordship: All Christians Are Disciples
It appears that you are saying that one can be a Christian, a convert, and yet not be a disciple. I would say that all Christians are disciples.
Is Your Faith Directed Towards Yourself or to Christ?
We are not called to have faith in our faith. There is a different object of faith that the writer of Hebrews is pleading with you here in verse...
Hell and Eternal Punishment – Part 1
Jesus taught that hell is a reality that ought to affect our present lives profoundly.
It’s Trustworthy that Christ Saves Sinners
Does anybody get weary of all the opinions and empty promises in our world and long for a word of truth? We all want something that we can rest our souls on and confide in.
The Power Behind Our Sanctification (Part 4)
Though Paul says we have a responsibility to cleanse ourselves, we must remember that the power behind our sanctification is not found in us...
Is Being Blotted Out of the “Book of Life” Losing My Salvation?
It's very interesting how many people look at Revelation 3:5 and say, "Oh look, you can be blotted out of God's book of life." Yet it says exactly the opposite...
The Christian’s Self Cleansing (Part 2)
The people who Paul calls to "cleanse" themselves “from every defilement of body and spirit” are called “beloved”. It is only by being one of the beloved...
The Christian’s Self Cleansing (Part 1)
2 Corinthians 7:1 - Since we have these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from every defilement of body and spirit, bringing holiness to completion in the fear of God.
Deliberate Holiness (Psalm 119:57)
David's attitude of deliberate holiness is impressive and something we should imitate. He is purposeful in his pursuit of holiness when he says in Psalm 119, “I promise to keep your words.”
A Venture into Hard Things: Part 2
This is the second of two messages in which Matthew 24 is explored. Jesus taught that His own generation would not pass away until the first part of this chapter was fulfilled.
A Venture into Hard Things: Part 1
Some have said that Matthew 24 is the most difficult chapter in the entire Bible. This is the first of two messages in which an attempt is made to try to make sense of this difficult chapter.
The Life of Faith is Not An Easy Path
You can't walk by faith when you're trying to walk by sight and hold on to where you are and who you are.
The Sitting Son of Man (Part 8)
The last portion of Matthew 25 is not a parable, but an actual description of Judgement Day.
The Finality of the Lord’s Coming (Part 6)
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.
How We Grow in Our Love of God
There is a Biblical way to grow in the love of God, and it is not to pull yourself up in your own strength and try to force yourself to love God more.
One New Man in the Place of the Two (Part 4)
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.
Who is True Israel? (Part 3)
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.
This Age and The Age to Come (Part 2)
When we study eschatology we must not first launch out into the complex "calculus" of Daniel, Ezekiel, and Revelation.
The Gospel of Christ Powerfully Saves
The separation from God that you and I should experience throughout all of eternity was suffered for us by Jesus Christ on the Cross.
You basically have two kinds of professing Christians in the world: those who are deceived and find God's commandments burdensome...