The Accomplishments of Jesus

Secularly speaking, there was nothing intrinsically spectacular about the birth of Jesus or His life. Jesus was born in lowly circumstances (Luke 2:7). Jesus never acquired wealth or political power (Matthew 8:20; John 18:36). Jesus possessed no unusual beauty or magnetism (Isaiah 53:2). He made many enemies, some of whom were very influential (Matthew 22:15-16, […]

The Body of Christ

There are a lot of terms used in the New Testament to describe the Lord’s church, and there a lot of insight to be gained from knowing these terms better. One example is the term “body.” Ephesians 1:22-23 teaches that the church is Christ’s body (Colossians 1:18, 24). Although there are many members in the […]

Do the Saved go Directly to Heaven? #1

Much thought is given by believers as to what happens to their soul when they die. Does the soul go directly to heaven, or does it go to an intermediate place called “Hades” (hell in the KJV)? The answer one might receive to this question would depend on who he asked! Some would answer, “Yes, […]

A Prayer for Peace

Jabez does not stand astride the Old Testament like a Moses or a David or light up the book of Acts like those early Christians. But one thing is sure: the little difference in his life made all the difference. He is a man remembered not for what he did, but for what he prayed […]

Milk and Meat

We’ve all experienced it in our lives where we need to learn more on a subject, be it how to work a new remote control, a new recipe, there are times when we need to start with the basics and work up from there. Being a Christian is similar in that we can’t just take […]

How Am I to be Around?

There is an old story about the wife who asks her husband, “Why don’t you play golf with George anymore?” “Would you play golf with a man who puts down the wrong score and moves his ball when you aren’t watching?” “No, of course not.” “Neither will George.” What kind of person am I to […]

“While I was Busy, Here and There”

How clearly we can see what’s right — so long as personal interests and actions are not there to clutter things up! Two incidents, one from the life of David (2 Samuel 11:1-12:15) and the other from the life of Ahab (1 Kings 20), well illustrate this point. This time in David’s life was the […]

What is the Lord’s Supper?

One of the blessings as well as an important responsibility for Christians is regularly assembling with other Christians. We have an example of Christians assembling in Acts 20:7 and we have an explicit command not to neglect our assembling together in Hebrews 10:25. The purpose of our assembling is threefold: (1) to express praise and […]

Are You Ready to be Free?

Most of us know exactly what it is like to be free, and we ought to be thankful to God for this blessing. Physical freedom is good, but have you thought about being free spiritually? Being spiritually free is a far greater blessing than being physically free. Physical freedom can only last a lifetime (but […]