The Effects of Drawing Near to God

Earlier we examined the benefits of drawing near to God. We now want to discuss the effects of drawing near to God. One ultimately draws near to God because they feel a need. I would imagine that most people are like me and feel that their greatest need is forgiveness. Paul wrote, “For godly sorrow […]

Baptism Keeps Good Company

Why is baptism important to our salvation? The answer is as simple as looking at the company in which it is found. It Keeps Company With Faith and Repentance People desperately want to believe in “faith only” but the Bible teaches differently. In Mark 16:16, Jesus said, “He that believeth and is baptized shall be […]

The Benefits of Drawing Near to God

There are many people to which drawing near to God is appealing. There is a good reason for this, for there are many benefits for those who will draw near to God. There are at least four that are worth examining. First, there is safety, Psalm 119:117 says, “Hold thou me up, and I shall […]

His One Mistake

I want to tell you a story about a man. We will call him Roy. Roy is like no telling how many millions of people you may run into every day. Roy is a very conscientious man. Roy is a very moral man. By most people’s accounts, Roy is a very good man. Roy wore […]

The Serpent in the Wilderness

In our recent Vacation Bible School, we discussed the account of Hezekiah when he destroyed the bronze serpent in 2 Kings 18:4. By tracing the entire account throughout the Bible, one gets a good idea of God’s dealings with His people. The original incident involving the serpent in the wilderness is recorded in Numbers 21:4-9. […]

Are You Married to Christ?

Boy meets girl, boy falls for girl, and then they marry. This has become an important part of everyone’s life. When two meet, they become attracted to each other and then they begin their relationship. It starts with the courtship. The boy tells the girl various things that might catch her attention and tries to […]

The Balm of Gilead

Jeremiah 8:22 says, “Is there no balm in Gilead; is there no physician there? Why then is not the health of the daughter of my people recovered?” Gilead is the name given to a ridge of mountains that extended from Lebanon southward to Palestine. These mountains gave their name to the whole district of the […]

Do You Contend for the Faith?

Jude wrote, “Beloved, while I was very diligent to write to you concerning our common salvation, I found it necessary to write to you exhorting you to contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints” (v. 3). The duty of a disciple of Christ is not only to believe […]

About Your Attendance

Preachers should never have to preach on attendance. It should be obvious that when a Christian does not care to attend all the services, his interest is elsewhere. It is foolish to assert that we have a passage which pronounces anathema on those who don’t come on Sunday and Wednesday nights. We don’t need one. […]

Independence Day

Sunday is a very special for Americans. On that day, two hundred and forty-five years ago, our Declaration of Independence was signed. This marked our complete separation from Britain and our pledge to stand as a new country, which was ambitious and ready to take on the world. In celebration and commemoration of the Fourth […]