Why Kids Stay “In Church”

I’ve heard the numbers quoted all my adult life: half of all children of Christians leave the faith. Without going to the trouble of a survey, we all intuitively know that this is the case. Many sermons have been preached on why they left. What I want to do is share the research as to […]

Public Confession of Sin

QUESTION: “Since there is neither command nor example of a confession of sin being made before the church, where is the authority for such a long-time practice?” REPLY: First, it is good that scriptural authority is desired and demanded (Matthew 28:20; Colossians 3:17; 2 Timothy 1:13). Indeed, we must have such authority, else our work […]

A Waterpot at Jacob’s Well

John 4:28 says, “So the woman left her waterpot, and went away into the city.” References to waterpots are found only in John’s gospel (cp. 2:6-10). Obviously the waterpots of John 2 were different from the waterpot this woman brought to the well. The waterpots of John 2 were of stone, making them very heavy. […]