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Perseverance of the Saints

05/03/2019

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 …

He Is Risen

04/03/2019

“And the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified. He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay” (Matthew 28:5-6). He is risen! This same Jesus who was crucified, this Jesus who was beaten, who had …

Able to Admonish

03/02/2019

We live in a day in which a spirit of independence is prevalent. It is the attitude that “I am my own person, I will live life the way I want to live it and I do not appreciate anyone even suggesting that I might be wrong.” It is not a surprise to find this thinking in the world but it is indeed …

Money

02/01/2019

The Bible has a lot to say about money. The word is used over 130 times; 16 of 38 parables refer to the handling of money; and there are over 2,300 references to money, wealth, or property. You are involved with money in some form every day of your life. You live in a house or an apartment that …

I Will Hope In God

12/30/2018

In the midst of his troubles the psalmist speaks to himself and says, “Hope thou in God” (Psalm 42:5). The troubles he describes were great. He speaks of weeping day and night, he fears he is forgotten by God, and his enemies reproach him till he feels as though he has been pierced with a sword. In …

The Birth of Jesus

12/10/2018

More than four thousand years of history had rolled by. The biblical account of those years recorded births and deaths, joys and sorrows, victories and defeats. God created man, breathed into his nostrils and he became a living soul. He placed Adam and Eve in the beautiful garden of Eden. We, no …

Good Tidings of Great Joy

11/21/2018

What a marvelous scene is here described here in the second chapter of Luke! A multitude of the heavenly hosts praising God and heralding the birth of the Savior. First one angel appears and brings the good news, but then there are angels beyond number.  They have come for the greatest event of all …

Give Thanks

11/08/2018

The Bible declares, “It is a good thing to give thanks unto the Lord” (Psalm 92:1). The scriptures abound with exhortations to give thanks and we find many accounts, from the Old Testament to the New, of thanks being offered up to God. The fact is, God is good to all the inhabitants of the earth …

When He Had Spent All

11/06/2018

It’s a sad day when a young person is restless at home and decides to leave for the wrong reasons. They express frustration with the rules of the house, they feel confined and are sure that, being free to make their own choices, they are bound to find happiness. It was probably not an overnight …

Taking God At His Word

11/01/2018

A walk in the woods on an autumn afternoon when the leaves have turned to brilliant colors of yellow and red provides a beautiful view of God’s handiwork. We often stand in awe of the marvels of God’s creation. But if what we see today is so remarkable, think of what it must have been before the …