Christian Patriotism?

How does being a patriotic American relate to the Bible and church? Is this even biblical? It’s difficult to make the entire argument...

Methods of Jesus

What kind of techniques did Jesus and the Apostles use? What did they use for church growth, perhaps to get people to come to be...

Act Like Men

At the end of his first epistle to the Corinthians, Paul writes in verses 13-14, “Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men,...

Satan Attacks Relationship

A major way that Satan and his organization of fallen angels works, using his world system and targeting fallen carnality of humanity, is...

Memorial

A memorial is something established to remind people of a person or event. The Lord’s Table is a memorial. The bread and the cup remind...

Purpose Greater Than Life Itself

Is that for which you will live your life actually greater than your life? Your life is short. Sure, it’s 70 to 100 years, more or...

"Thy Mother": Mother's Day

The two words “thy mother” are found together four times in the book of Proverbs, which mentions motherhood quite a few times. Proverbs...

The Church Age

We live in what some have called “the church age.” This is a major theological designation for this era or time. It is also fitting,...

Psalm 110 and the Church

Psalm 110 is the most quoted passage in the New Testament. The Apostles obviously thought highly of it. Hebrews may be an exposition of...

Apostasy

Some of you reading may not be very familiar with the term, “apostasy.” You might hear me use the term. You may have heard the word,...

The Resurrection and Easter

The resurrection of Jesus Christ is the pivotal, most essential point of Christianity. Easter could be the celebration of it, but not...

God's Grace Is Sufficient

God is not still speaking. He speaks through the completed Word of God. However, He did speak through the apostles, and the Apostle...

Endurance

Last week I wrote about faithfulness. Closely related to that character quality is endurance or perseverance. To be faithful, you can’t...

Faithfulness

A crucial concept in scripture is “faithfulness.” It starts with the faithfulness of God. God is faithful to us. He never stops...

Minimum Objectives

Love for the Lord Jesus Christ can show up in numbers of different ways. It could take up every moment of every day. You could never...

First What or How, not Why

How do things go wrong? People very often like to emphasize the “why” they go wrong. I asked, How? Maybe people have a reason why it’s...

What Holds a Church Together

What holds a church together into a cohesive unit? It is the truth. The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of truth (John 14:17, 15:26, 16:13). ...

Did God Tell You?

The Bible has been confirmed. It is God’s Word. A voice in the head or an impression that someone calls, “God told me,” is not...