You Must Be Born Again

“Be born of water and Spirit” OR “Be born of water and spirit.” There are sixteen of Jesus’ sermons recorded in the Bible. Jesus taught more “one-on-one.” We find one of these times in John 3:1-21. Nicodemus was one of those who had witnessed the miracles that Jesus had performed in Jerusalem.  We find that

God Took Him

“And Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him.” Genesis 5:24.  “By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him: for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God.” Hebrews 11:5. We understand that the Bible is

Consider The Work Of God

Solomon said, “Consider the work of God: for who can make that straight, which he hath made crooked?  In the day of prosperity be joyful, but in the day of adversity consider: God also hath set the one over against the other, to the end that man should find nothing after him.” Ecclesiastes 7:13-14. Wisdom

Evangelism In The Church

            Paul said, “But if I tarry long, that thou mayest know how thou oughtest to behave thyself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth.” What are we, the church doing to preach the gospel to our family, friends, co-workers, and the

Love Is The Greatest

            The Godhead said, “And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.” 1 Corinthians 13:13. There is “a time to love.” Ecclesiastes 3:8. These things will continue but love includes faith and hope, 1 Corinthians 13:7, but without love, faith and hope are meaningless.  Love is greater than

What Have You Done?

             In Genesis 3:13 we find the first question God ever asked a woman. “And the LORD God said unto the woman, What is this that thou hast done? And the woman said, The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat.” This question took place after Eve had eaten of the forbidden fruit and after

Harmony in the Congregation

            When the congregation has harmony, we are “…having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind….in lowliness of mind…esteem[ing] other better than themselves. Look[ing] not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others.” Philippians 2:2-4. We are to have this same mind-set because it was

When The Church Pleases God

             As a student of the Bible, I must see all of what the Bible has to say on any subject. The “church” has many designations. Jesus said, “my church,” Matthew 16:18, “my kingdom,” Luke 22:30; John 8:38, “the Kingdom of heaven,” Matthew 16:19, and “the Kingdom of God, John 3:5; Luke 22:16. The apostles

Joy In Our Trials

            James writes to the “brethren” showing that we are part of God’s family here on earth. Cf. Ephesians 3:15. We become a part of the family of God when we obey the Gospel of Jesus Christ by hearing, Romans 10:17, believing, John 8:24, repenting, Acts 17:30, confessing Christ, Acts 8:37, and by being immersed

Overcoming Addiction

              Peter wrote, “These are wells without water, clouds that are carried with a tempest; to whom the mist of darkness is reserved for ever. For when they speak great swelling words of vanity, they allure through the lusts of the flesh, through much wantonness, those that were clean escaped from them who live in