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Your Value

Your Value

The value of a man is measured in different ways by various people with diverse standards--money, health, knowledge, etc. Some believe if a man has little or no money, he is worthless. There is a segment of our society that says those in poor health are not worth...

A Little Humor With a Powerful Point

A Little Humor With a Powerful Point

There was a lady who had to do a lot of traveling for her business which meant a lot of flying. But flying made her nervous, so she always took her Bible to read which helped relax her. One time she was sitting next to a man and when he saw her pull our her Bible, he...

How Do You Worship “in Spirit and in Truth”?

How Do You Worship “in Spirit and in Truth”?

“In spirit and in truth” is said in the middle of Jesus’ conversation with the woman at the well. This woman was a Samaritan and Jesus was telling her the story of her life. I am not sure of the reason, but the woman may have been looking to divert some of the...

The Prophecy of an Unnamed Prophet

The Prophecy of an Unnamed Prophet

What God says He has done. What God promises He will do. God words are true. Let us study a prophecy made by a young, unnamed prophet in the early days of the divided kingdom. When Solomon died, Jeroboam, the son of Nebat, led a revolt against Rehoboam, Solomon’s son...

Essentials to Conversion: Baptism

Essentials to Conversion: Baptism

When a man hears the word of God and develops faith, he must go on to confess Christ and repent of his sins (Romans 10:9-17; Acts 3:19). Many people say that is all that is necessary to be converted, to become a child of God. However, the Bible declares there is yet...

Essentials to Conversion: Confession

Essentials to Conversion: Confession

Previously we have noted that both hearing and faith are essential to salvation. "So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God" (Romans 10:17). Without believing in Jesus, a man will die in his sins (John 8:24). However, hearing God's word and having...

Essentials to Conversion: Repentance

Essentials to Conversion: Repentance

Hearing, faith, and confession are necessary to salvation (Romans 10:9-17). Repentance is no less necessary. Peter told sinners in the first century to "Repent … and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, so that times of refreshing may come from the...

Essentials to Conversion: Faith

Essentials to Conversion: Faith

Our last post pointed out that one must hear the word of God before he can be converted to the Lord. Next, the Bible says one must have faith, which only comes by hearing. Note what Paul said, "So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God" (Rom....

Essentials to Conversion:  Hearing the Word

Essentials to Conversion: Hearing the Word

There are those who say for a man to be saved he must be acted upon by the Holy Spirit, Who bestows faith. However, the Bible teaches one must hear the gospel of Christ in order to develop faith. "So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God" (Romans...

The Peace of God

The Peace of God

Most people enjoy peace in their lives. Turmoil is avoided, if possible. People go on vacations, go to spas, watch movies and read books in search of peace. However, few people find true peace. There is a peace that only God can provide. It is not peace like that of...

Top Ten Mistakes Parents Make With Teens

Top Ten Mistakes Parents Make With Teens

It might be difficult for some parents to read through, but here’s a top ten list that I’ve been wanting to write for a while. What are the worst mistakes parents who are Christians make with their teens? Expecting your teen to have a devotion to God that you do not...

A Man Who Had Plenty

A Man Who Had Plenty

Only Luke records Jesus’ narrative of the rich man and Lazarus (16:19-31). Scholars debate whether this was a parable or a historical account. Since parables are true-to-life illustrations, it makes little difference. The account is addressed to the Pharisees, who...

The Prophecy of Genesis 15

The Prophecy of Genesis 15

God’s promise and prophecy to Abraham found in Genesis 15:13-16 is astonishing. To Abraham, who at the time of his vision had no offspring, God had promised that his descendants would multiply to the extent that they would number as the stars in the heavens. He...

The Law of Liberty

The Law of Liberty

There are many today who believe the religion of Christ is without law. They will say something like, "We are not under the law, but grace." Their idea is, a man simply enjoys the grace of God without having to be concerned with the keeping of commandments. This is...

Feelings Will Lead You Astray

Feelings Will Lead You Astray

The Bible says, "He who trusts in his own heart is a fool …" (Prov. 28:26). Naaman the leper, felt the prophet of God should have put on a show for his healing (2 Kgs. 5:9-11). Naaman thought if the river Jordan was good, then the rivers of Damascus were even better...

Salvation in Christ Alone

Salvation in Christ Alone

It has long been affirmed by those who seek to follow Jesus that salvation can be found in Him alone (John 14:6). However, in recent years there have been debates among various religious bodies over whether or not people can be saved outside of Christ. We will examine...

“Born Again Christian”

There are many in this world who claim to be a "born again Christian." They have the concept that any who believe in Jesus are "born again" and a part of the body of Christ. Let us notice some troubles this presents to the typical member of a denomination. First, the...

Who May Be Baptized?

Who May Be Baptized?

"There is one baptism." So wrote Paul as he set forth his "unity platform" (Eph. 4:5). This article examines who is the subject of baptism. This was the essence of the eunuch's question. Philip had preached to him Jesus and "as they went on their way they came unto...

The Purpose for Baptism

The Purpose for Baptism

"There is one baptism" (Eph. 4:5). Our last article discussed who is the subject of baptism. This article examines the purpose of baptism. When Philip preached to the eunuch, they came to certain water and the eunuch said, "See, here is water. What doth hinder me to...

Does Faith Alone Save You?

Does Faith Alone Save You?

Many people believe faith alone saves. They tell us to believe in Jesus and say the "sinner's prayer" for salvation. The only problem is, the Bible does NOT teach it. Faith is essential to salvation. No one will get to heaven without believing in Jesus (Jn. 14:6)....

67 Books in the Bible?

67 Books in the Bible?

The responsibility of studying the Bible will always be a priority with sincere students. Paul told Timothy to be diligent to present himself approved before God, and to handle correctly the word of God (2 Timothy 2:15). The sixty-six books that make up the Bible have...

Four Truths About Man

Four Truths About Man

If you asked most people, they would tell you that Jesus is the central figure of the scriptures. I’d have a hard time arguing with that, but we shouldn’t forget the importance of mankind in the Bible. The story of the Bible is really the story of mankind. It explains...

God’s Promise to Abraham

God’s Promise to Abraham

A number of prophecies were given before any book of the Old Testament was written. One of those was given Abraham long before any children had been born to him, but after he had received and obeyed God’s call to go into a land He would show him. Four hundred years...

God’s Plan for Man

God’s Plan for Man

Paul said the Jews were "ignorant of God's righteousness" (Rom. 10:3). Yet, we know the Jews were not ignorant of the fact that God is righteous. Rather, they were oblivious to God's plan of making man righteous. "For they being ignorant of God's righteousness, and...

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