Lessons From the Churches in Revelation: Thyatira

“Almost 60 percent of those in American evangelical churches believe that many religions can lead to eternal life. But if Jesus is to be trusted when he says that no one comes to the Father except through him, the church is failing in its mission. And it’s not hard to guess why. An exclusive Jesus […]

The Wise Soul Winner

Proverbs 11:30 reads, “The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise.” Christians have the great responsibility to be “soul winners” or to convert others to the gospel. The greatest soul winner of all was Jesus Christ. Not only did He win every soul that is saved […]

Identifying the Church: The Proper Founder

In a previous post, we discussed the fact that the Lord’s church must be the right age. That correct age was traced back to the time of Jesus Christ. During His earthly ministry, when He was in Caesarea Philippi, Jesus Christ promised to build His church (Matthew 16:18). Paul said further in Acts 20:28, “Take […]

Faces Surrounding Calvary: Simon Peter

The words in Luke 22:31-34 are some of the saddest in your Bible. They show that even the one with great zeal for the service of God is able to fall. Peter confidently proclaimed to Jesus, “Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.” This is the same Peter who stated, “Lord to […]

The Mission of the Church: The Perfecting of Saints

Ephesians 4:12 reveals the threefold work of the church: “For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ.” “Perfecting” means “to place the parts of any machine or body in their proper order and to unite them in such a manner as to render […]

The Wrong Medicine

Charlene Murphey had been admitted to the neurological intensive care unit  of Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville on December 24, 2017, after suffering from a brain bleed. Two days later, doctors trying to determine the cause of the bleed ordered a PET scan to check for cancer. Murphey was claustrophobic and was prescribed Versed […]

“Christian”: Adjective or Noun?

Lots of people may call a decent, upright person “a good, Christian man (or woman)”. America is often called “a Christian nation”. We buy our Bibles at “Christian bookstores”, and many men and women attended a “Christian school”. The word “Christian” is used as an adjective in all the above examples. However, the word is […]

“Pricked in Their Hearts”

When Peter said “Let all the house of Israel know assuredly that God hath made him both Lord and Christ this Jesus whom ye crucified”, the resulting action was that the people on Pentecost were “pricked in their heart” and anxiously asked, “Brethren, what shall we do” (Acts 2:36-37). Frequently some charge that Christians do […]

Joy in Christ: Live Righteously

There is a general principle in life that we reap what we sow. Paul wrote, “Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the […]

What Shall I Do With Jesus?: The Jews

The third person or group of people we will study in our series is the Jews. The Jews wanted to crucify Him. Matthew 27:22 says, “Pilate saith unto them, What shall I do then with Jesus which is called Christ? They all say unto him, Let him be crucified.” The Jews had sought to kill […]