As Christians, we seek to be transformed into the image of Jesus Christ through the leading of the Holy Spirit in our lives. Christian living is not just about going to church once a week for a service but rather living a life for Christ on a daily basis and allowing ourselves to grow from within. We have to turn from the world’s way of thinking to God’s way of thinking on issues.
But we all, with unveiled face beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are transformed into the…
"This is the testimony: that God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son."(1 John 5:11)
Christ is never proved to be alive from the dead, nor to be Lord, by doctrinal statements. Your statement of faith may include the fact that you believe Jesus died and rose again, ascended to heaven, and is at the…
There seems to be an urgency in the Body of Christ these about people wanting to understand spiritual warfare. I think that maybe it because of the condition of America right now but that is a subject for another day. I have been searching a way to give a friend understanding of spiritual warfare in a way that makes sense. Yesterday while at a ministry leadership conference I heard something, we should all ponder on, this person said, “Warfare is occupational”. In other words he said that…
When you look into a mirror what do you see? Do you see what God sees or do you see the lie of Satan?
If you were to ask someone today who are you, most would reply by stating their job title, their race or religion, or how they feel about themselves. You would hear, “I’m a doctor,” “I’m an American,” I’m a Baptist,” “I’m a loser,” or I’m depressed.”
Today, heaven and hell are asking the same question, “Who are you?”
Baptism in scripture is associated with salvation. ‘He who has believed and has been baptized shall be saved; but he who has disbelieved shall be condemned.” (Mark 16:16) What does it mean to be saved or why do we need salvation? Salvation relates not to our sins or the forgiveness of our sins, or is not something we receive in heaven when we die (we do not need salvation in heaven), No! The need for salvation is related to the world-system into which we are born. The domain known in…
I can remember when I was a kid; a hot summer day with a couple of friends doing the stuff the boys do. In the backyard on a carpet of green grass which now had become our Colosseum. Gladiators clad with armour – dirty Chuck Taylors, jeans and t-shirts standing our ground, arms outstretched,…
Can’t we all just get along! This expresses how I feel so many times when I read what people write about the church and others get their two cents worth in how they think. I am all for a free thinking society, but we cannot lose sight of where the real battle lies. Neil Cole ,in the below suggested article, uses…
So many things happened that last evening with the disciples. On the very night in which our Lord was betrayed and drug off to the authorities like a common criminal. A new commandment and a new observance were among the most precious things we have recorded for us that evening. The "Upper Room Discourse" recorded only by the Apostle John has always been one my favorite passages of all the Bible.
The center of everything is the supper and the words Jesus spoke to his disciples…
Happy New Year's to everyone and God bless you all with the love and wonder of his Son Jesus Christ. May this year bring you the treasures that truly count. LOVE that flowed down the cheeks of Father as he watched his son suffer for us. PEACE that comes when you know that your care is in the hands of a loving Creator. JOY that comes when God's love fills your heart and flows out to touch others.
Added by DonFeaz on January 3, 2010 at 11:15am —
This time of year I am amazed more and more how much of the Gospel is heard publically in our American society. That is my main criteria for 'best' regarding the Christmas music. Does it carry the Biblical message of the Gospel? And I have to say that down through the years the conviction has grown that the all-time standard was set with Handel's Messiah. The Libretto portion of Messiah is all Scripture and was put together in such a way that is true to the Biblical narrative; in its entirety… Continue
Make it your aim to be one in the Spirit, and you will be bound together in peace. There is one Body and one Spirit, just as it was to one hope you were called. There is one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is the one over all, the one working through all and the one living in all. (Eph. 4:2-6 Phillips)
There is an interesting event that has been going on in my life recently. I have been reading a book by G.H. Lang about the life of Anthony Norris… Continue
News Headline, Nov. 2009 - John Holdren, white house science czar under president Obama, has echoed Brown's call for global government by advocating the United States should surrender sovereignty to a "Planetary Regime" armed with sufficient military power to enforce population limits...
News Headline, Nov. 2009 - A pro-family organization is accusing President Obama's Office of Safe…Continue
Added by Michael Young on December 10, 2009 at 11:17am —
Luke 11:34 “The light of the body is the eye: therefore when thine eye is single, thy whole body also is full of light; but when thine eye is evil, thy body also is full of darkness.”
Jesus, our example and elder brother, had a single eye. His eye was SO focused on His Father! As our perfect example, He showed us the life that can be lived, when we live in the light of the Father. One might ascribe the awesomeness of Christ’s life to the fact He was God or the Son of God or Messiah. And… Continue
This is a very surprising intro from a stand-up comedian. Sparky Seems to me that if you're going to preach. This would be the way.
Attached is Steve Harvey, a comedian, addressing a secular audience.
The subject is: "How Would You Introduce Christ to a Room Full of People?"
It's hard to imagine that this is a comedian and not a preacher, and this is an audience and not a congregation.
It must have been at the end of… Continue
"Let no one therefore judge you in eating and in drinking or in respect of a feast or of a new moon or of the Sabbath, which are a shadow of the things to come, but the body is of Christ." Col. 2:16, 17
"And He is before all things . . ." Col. 1:17a
The Colossian believers had abandoned their pursuit of Christ to chase shadows. They had heard the true gospel from Epaphras (Col. 1:5 - 7). This gospel was the same gospel preached by Paul of Tarsus. This gospel… Continue
A New Book about "Hearing the Voice of God in the Ten Commandments".
Al Mohler, President of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, has written a book that I've been waiting for for a long, long time. In my opinion, it just may be the best book in our generation on the Ten Commandments. Imagine my great delight when I began reading and realized that Mohler was committed to seeing these famous Biblical words from the Old Testament from the perspective of the New… Continue
I was lamenting a low point in my experience with the SBC yesterday. It was the Lifeway Sunday School material that is used by a majority of churches in the Convention and the Adult material for the fall quarter on Psalms. The first lesson on Psalm 19 had what only could be called "The Great Omission". Christ, the hero of the Biblical narrative, was completely left out! He was not only left out of the student's manual, but also of the… Continue
Pray for them with true compassion. By now you may have heard of the recent decisions of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America's regarding formal acceptance of those with a homosexual life style as Ministers in the ELCA. I hope you received this news with deep grief and not in any way gloating over one more IC that has all but removed itself from Biblical Christianity. It will help us tremendously if we resist the temptation to say as one of my beloved Black Reformed Baptist pastors said… Continue