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Jesus Christ is Risen

04/01/2021

Today, we are faced with a world that seems to be increasingly characterized by uncertainty. Everything is changing, and the changes we are seeing are more often for the worse than for the better. Suffering seems to be on every side, and paralyzing fear is the natural response. It is in times like …

Saved By Grace

03/11/2021

People who read the Bible and go to church are very familiar with the word grace; however it is a word not readily understand by many others. When speaking to unbelievers I have often asked if they could tell me the meaning of the word and most admitted they could not. The scriptures repeatedly …

The Unchanging God

02/18/2021

A verse of a familiar hymn goes like this: “Swift to its close ebbs out life’s little day; earth’s joys grow dim, its glories pass away. Change and decay in all around I see. Oh, Thou who changest not, abide with me.” We all know the truth contained in these words, but those of us who are older …

The Christian and Spiritual Growth

01/14/2021

Currently on the Baptist Bible Hour daily broadcast (available on select radio stations, but also as a podcast), Lasserre Bradley, Jr.'s messages from the book of Philippians are airing. Several of the messages recently have focused on Paul's prayer in chapter 1 for the Philippian church.  “And …

Speaking Into an Outraged Culture

12/02/2020

This article is from the Nov/Dec issue of our print publication The Baptist Witness. If you would like to subscribe to receive it, click here . This year has definitely been a unique year, one that will be remembered for many years to come. And topping the list of events this year has to be the …

The Pilgrim/Foreigner Mindset

10/29/2020

Believer, you need to come to grips with the fact that you are a foreigner! One may protest, “Wait, I was born and raised in this country. It's my home!” As one who has lived even in the same city my whole life, I can certainly understand that sentiment of feeling at home and familiar with one's …

Perseverance of the Saints

10/08/2020

I have been asked is it not inconsistent to declare we believe salvation is all of grace and at the same time believe in the final perseverance of the saints. The question reveals a misunderstanding of the doctrine of perseverance. Salvation is of the Lord. The Father planned it, the Son …

Facing Trouble

09/03/2020

We are living in a time of great trouble. That’s not news, we all know that, no one would dispute it. But trouble is not new. It started in the Garden of Eden when Adam and Eve became rebels and ate of the forbidden fruit. They could no longer enjoy communion with God. They were under a curse. The …

Praying For Our Government

07/23/2020

"I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone, for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness" 1 Timothy 2:1-2. I have personally never seen our nation so divided when it comes …

Shall We Continue in Sin?

06/18/2020

Whosoever abideth in [God] sinneth not: whosoever sinneth hath not seen him, neither known him. Little children, let no man deceive you: he that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as [God] is righteous. – 1 John 3:6-7 Passages like 1 John 3:6-7 (quoted above) offend us and our tendency to take …