“Do You Want to be Made Well?”

In John 5:1-8, John records that Jesus did not go to the temple; He went to the pool of Bethesda — a pool of healing. He encountered a man who had an infirmity 38 years. This man would have been at the pool a lot over his lifetime to get some sort of relief for […]

Baptism in Fire

“Then went out unto him Jerusalem and all Judaea, and all the regions round about the Jordan; and they were baptized of him in the river Jordon, confessing their sins. But when he saw many of the Pharisees coming to his baptism, he said to them, Ye offspring of vipers, who warned you to flee […]

Does God Want Me to Be Happy?

Although this argument is not necessarily flawed, it is oversimplified. God, as a loving Father, wants His children to be happy, but He first wants them to be obedient. When one is obedient, then one will be happy. Several examples prove this assertion. Abraham (Genesis 22:4-5). He was commanded to offer his only son of […]

Dealing With Difficult People

We’ve all had difficult people in our lives. These are the ones who are impatient, complainers, angry, or prideful. They can make life unbelievably difficult and discouraging. You likely can’t just banish them from your life (they may be family or close friends), so that means you have to learn how to handle them. Not […]

How Jesus Viewed the Scriptures

For many years it has been the contention of religious liberals that the Bible is not the very word of God, but that the existential moment that one has with that word can sometimes make it God’s word to him for that time. They have historically viewed the scriptures as the product of man’s search […]

One Hundred Truths About Jesus

Most of us probably know quite a bit about Jesus. Since He is our Savior, we had better learn as much as we can about Him. For those who do not know as much about Jesus as they should, here is a list of 100 truths about Jesus for you to study and learn. Jesus […]

The Purposes of the Church

The Lord’s church is the most profound assembly to ever exist on the face of the earth. Ephesians 3:10 states the church is the manifold wisdom of God. A stable, growing congregation of God’s people is one that knows and practices the purposes which the Lord established. We can know these purposes because we can […]

Are Bible Classes a Waste of Time?

In the minds of some people, Bible classes are not important. They may even consider them just “a waste of time.” What should be our attitude toward them? Why do we have Bible classes on Sunday and Wednesday? Do we have classes just because others have them? Do we have classes just so we can […]

Eight Tough Questions

If you are willing to hear from the mouths and hearts of lost people, and if you really believe that lost people matter to God, you need to take a few minutes and read this article. Let us be reminded that evangelism, included personal evangelism, begins with God. It is not some human endeavor that […]

Some Prices Are Just Too High

Would you sell your self-respect or personal integrity? Some prices are just too high. You have heard about the cases. A prospective employee is found to be lying about his career achievements or student is caught falsifying transcripts and references in an effort to get into graduate school. For some, the issue in such decisions […]