And Such Were Some Of You

The first century congregation in Corinth was inundated with various problems.  Division, fornication, and scruples were just some of the issues that Paul addressed in his writings.  Yet, even though there was room for much needed growth, Paul did mention some things that the congregation had in its favor.  The apostle wrote, “Know ye not

Lord, Are There Few That Be Saved?

    While working during His earthly ministry, Jesus was asked a question that might have crossed your mind at some time.  “Then said one unto him, Lord, are there few that be saved…” (Luke 13:23)?  It has been the concern of many whether or not they will get to Heaven.  The answer that Jesus

The Change That Really Matters

Our society seems to love the notion of “change”.  It is a political rallying cry and a social conditioning tool.  We must come to understand that not all “change” is a good thing.  Much of the “change” that is encouraged today is contrary to the will of God.  People have become so brazen as to

Do We Really Understand Sacrifice?

Jesus is the perfect example of what it means to sacrifice.  Instead of living as many men, Jesus was committed to living a life in accordance with the will of God.  Before His arrest, Jesus prayed, “…Abba, Father, all things are possible unto thee; take away this cup from me:  nevertheless not what I will,

Consistency

The enormous amount of different doctrines and beliefs causes much confusion and uncertainty. It is not far-fetched to think that one who is searching for the truth could visit with two different groups, on two consecutive Sundays, and be taught conflicting and contradictory things. What a tragedy! In very simple terms, it should have never

Our Influence

I have no idea who was the first to say it, but I am sure that many of us have heard it said, “You may be the only Bible that some people will ever read.”  The idea behind that saying is that most folks will not read their actual Bibles, but they will notice how

Are You Sure That You Are Saved?

Many sermons and articles have been preached and written to instruct a sinner on how he can be saved.  God’s plan of salvation is clearly revealed in the New Testament.  If an accountable person hears the Word of God, believes Jesus is the Son of God, repents of past sins, confesses that Jesus is the

Fully Persuaded

Are you confident that God will bring to pass what He has said?  Is there any doubt in your mind?  What about your sins being forgiven?  What about Jesus returning?  Will we really be judged?  Just how sure are you?  I want to encourage you to have no doubt whatsoever!            God is trustworthy, regardless

My Thoughts Are Not Your Thoughts

Man should be careful not to believe that he is on the same intellectual level as God.  While there have been some great minds throughout history, none can begin to equal the infinite knowledge that God possesses.  It is correct to say that God is omniscient.  That simply means that God is all-knowing, and that

Excuse Me

          Try to put yourself in the position of first century Jews.  For years, you have been living under the Law of Moses and waiting for the coming of the Messiah.  Granted, you have likely been wrong in your expectations, but nonetheless, you wait.  Then one day, you hear a man from Nazareth teach