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The Incarnate Word

12/21/2017

By Jamey Tucker “And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth” (John 1:14).Within the Bible a great story is told. In fact, it is the greatest story ever told. It is the story of salvation. And …

Defeating Deceit: the Logic of Sword, Shield and Helmet

09/26/2017

By Tim Harris “Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God” (Ephesians 6:16-17). Spiders are true predators. They are the lions, sharks and …

Truth, Righteousness, and the Gospel

09/19/2017

It has been established there is a great battle in which we are engaged and we cannot win it in our own strength. We will look at the first three pieces of that armor which Paul describes as being vital to our success in this warfare “against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of …

The Sufficiency of Scripture

08/01/2017

If we accept the words of the Apostle Paul addressed to Timothy that all scripture is given by inspiration of God, it would seem reasonable to believe that God has given us a book which is sufficient. Paul specifies that scripture is “profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for …

I Stand At the Door

07/11/2017

"Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me" (Revelation 3:20). A few years ago I wrote an article calling for change in the Church. A man confronted me, letting me know that he was quite …

Sharing Scripture

06/25/2017

Prepare. We are not ready to share scripture until we have read scripture, meditated on scripture and prayed scripture. Then when we have been blessed by scripture, we want to share it. We are instructed to “let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom” (Colossians 3:16). When the Word …

Amazing Grace

11/27/2016

Amazing Grace is probably the best-loved hymn of the Christian faith. Not only is it sung in churches but also it is often heard at times of loss and sorrow among those who are not necessarily professing believers. But John Newton’s language is out of step with the general thinking of our day. To …

What Happens When You Die

10/18/2016

Many ideas and opinions are advanced about what happens when a person dies. Some believe that death ends everything; the body goes back to dust and the person ceases to exist. Others believe that both the soul and body sleep but there will be a resurrection. Those who claim to have had an …

Adopted For God's Glory

08/29/2016

By David M. FreemanAt the outset of his letter to the Ephesians (1:4-6), the Apostle Paul focuses our attention on the fact that God graciously saves sinners as a result of his own unprompted desire to do so. God is not gracious out of obligation. God chose to be gracious before he made the world, …

Chosen For Adoption

07/18/2016

According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love: Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will, To the praise of the glory of his …