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He Has Delivered, And Will Deliver

06/20/2016

by David M. FreemanIt is a sobering truth: no one can know for certain what they will experience tomorrow, or if they will even live to see tomorrow. While our decisions and plans certainly influence the course of our lives, in the end we have absolutely no control over what a given day will bring. …

Christ As Covering

03/01/2016

“Unto Adam also and to his wife did the Lord God make coats of skins, and clothed them” (Genesis 3:21). The gospel is here depicted for us in this Old Testament account of God dealing with the first man and first woman. Not only was a promise given of ultimate victory over sin and Satan but a …

God's Sovereign Salvation

01/12/2016

By David M. Freeman Paul vividly describes the ugliness of sin and the beauty of salvation by grace in the first eight chapters of his letter to the Romans. At the outset of chapter nine Paul moves on to describe the great burden of sorrow that he is carrying. One might wonder how Paul could be …

The Importance of Prayer

11/16/2015

Prayer is a prominent theme throughout the Bible. There are many fervent, humble, God-honoring prayers recorded for us in the Old Testament. From them we learn much about the greatness of God, the mercy of God in encouraging his people to call on him, and the struggles of his people as they confess …

Gentle, Entreatable, Merciful

11/03/2015

The wisdom from above displays a spirit of humility, reasonableness and grace, in contrast to the wisdom that is earthly and of man's own origin. The biblical description of that wisdom is, “gentle, and easy to be entreated, full of mercy” (James 3:17). The word “gentle" carries the thought of …

Believing On Jesus

09/22/2015

How can we really be sure we are saved? Many different ideas are advanced as to how assurance for salvation may be determined. Some assume because they were christened as a baby they are a Christian. Others believe that being a member of a church and participating in some charitable work clearly …

I Will Remember

07/28/2015

By Timothy Harris In April of 2013, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that an estimated “1 in 10” American adults suffers from depression. Depressed respondents affirmed experiencing “little interest or pleasure in doing things” and “feeling down, depressed, or hopeless.” …

The Lord Is Righteous, For I Have Rebelled

04/02/2015

By David Matthew FreemanWhat is wrong with the world? Why is everything so broken? Was it always this way? Will it ever improve? When we come face to face with pain, these are some of the questions we may ask. Scripture confirms the reality of pain as Paul teaches, “We know that the whole creation …

Our Gospel Came In Power

03/03/2015

“Knowing, brethren beloved, your election of God. For our gospel came not unto you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Ghost, and in much assurance…" (1 Thessalonians 1:1-5).   The Apostle introduces his letter to the church at Thessasolonica by declaring that the church is in God the …

The Creating Word

02/03/2015

"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made." (John 1:1-3). John tells us that his gospel is written, “that ye might believe that Jesus is …