You Can Triumph in Christ

In 2 Corinthians 2:14-17, Paul discusses our triumph in Christ. What Paul probably had in mind was the “triumphal procession,” which was a time of great rejoicing. When a Roman general would take out his army for war and defeat the enemy, they would enter the city of Rome in what was called a “triumphal […]

“36,000 Scripture Quotations”

While doing some study concerning the lives of Christians who lived in the first through fourth centuries, I came across some facts that amazed and humbled me. I learned that the writings of Christians living in those times were Bible-centered, focusing most of the content of their writings on the New Testament. Biblical scholars like […]

“Affirmation of Baptismal Faith”

In late 2018, the Church of England issued pastoral guidance that “advises clergy to refer to transgender people by their new name” in a newly-announced baptism-style ceremony for transgender people to be welcomed into the Anglican faith. This new, celebratory service is called the “Affirmation of Baptismal Faith,” at which the person may be “presented […]

What is Justification?

Justification is defined by Thayer as, “to judge, declare, pronounce, righteous and therefore acceptable.” He goes further to say, “Especially it is so used, in the technical phraseology of Paul, respecting God who judges and declares such men as put faith in Christ to be righteous and acceptable to him, and accordingly fit to receive […]

The Wells of Salvation

“Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid: for the Lord, Jehovah is my strength and my song; he also is become my salvation. Therefore with joy shall ye draw water out of the wells of salvation.” Isaiah 12:2-3 Introduction. When we think of wells, we think of water. Water plays […]

Saved and Kept

David’s Psalm 32 describes the experiences of a soul passing from the sorrows of conviction into the joys of salvation. The Need of Salvation Sin implied: “Transgression … sin … iniquity” (vv. 1-2). Three words describe three different phases of guilt. Those who want to be saved by God must face the question of sin. […]

A Fixer of Lost Souls

I am a fixer. I am not a fixer of stuck windows, broken chairs, or leaky toilets. I am a fixer of broken hearts, broken lives, and lost souls; at least that is what I try to do. In the world of psychoanalysis, I am classified as co-dependent. An example of this psychological disorder would […]

“Save Yourselves …”

“And with many other words did he testify and exhort, saying, Save yourselves from this untoward generation” Acts 2:40 Every so often, it is beneficial for us to look deeper into the text of the Bible. Although it is not necessary for one to be a student of the languages of the Bible in order […]

Born of Water and the Spirit

“There was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews. This man came to Jesus by night and said to Him, ‘Rabbi, we know that You are a teacher come from God; for no one can do these signs that You do unless God is with him.’ Jesus answered and said […]

How Do You Rediscover Your Passion?

“Passion” is an intense desire or enthusiasm for something. The church at Ephesus had left their passion or first love (Revelation 2:5). This spiritual malady still afflicts some in the body of Christ. John gave three steps to recover: “Remember from where you have fallen.” Can you remember how it was when you were first […]