Jesus is Peace for those Far or Near
But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ. - Ephesians 2:13
A Prophet to the Nations
Now the word of the LORD came to me, saying, "Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations." Then I said, "Ah, Lord GOD! Behold, I do not know how to speak, for I am only a youth." But the LORD said to me, "Do not say, 'I am only a youth'; for to all to whom I send you, you shall go, and whatever I command you, you shall speak. - Jer 1:4-7
The Church That Was Dead
I know your works. You have the reputation of being alive, but you are dead. Wake up, and strengthen what remains and is about to die, for I have not found your works complete in the sight of my God. Remember, then, what you received and heard. Keep it, and repent. If you will not wake up, I will come like a thief, and you will not know at what hour I will come against you. - Revelation 3:1-3
Felix Trembled at the Reasoning of Paul
Felix heard about faith in Christ, righteousness, self-control, and the judgment, yet sadly he procrastinated and waited for a more opportune time. In this excerpt, from the year 1999, Bob talks about the way Paul reasoned with Felix in Acts 24.
Christians Are Not Debtors to the Flesh
What does it mean to be a debtor to the flesh? To be a debtor to somebody means you owe them something.
Is Your Mind Set on the Flesh or the Spirit?
So then, brothers, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh. For if you live according to the flesh you will die, but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live. For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. - Romans 8:12-14
The Impossibility of the Christian Life
Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me. - John 15:4
The Impossibility of the Christian Life – Part 2
Church discipline is rarely practiced in modern Christianity. Yet this is something that Jesus Christ has told us to do, and Christ is more loving than any of us, so if we refuse to practice excommunication, than we are far less loving than Christ. May our view of love be that which is found in the life of Christ and not a view that is made up from our own understanding.
Man’s Problem is That God is Good
What is man's greatest problem? It is that God is a just and good God and must punish evil. Yet in His mercy He has made a way in which sinners can stand just before Him through the righteousness of His Son, Jesus Christ.
The Church That Had But Little Power
I know your works. Behold, I have set before you an open door, which no one is able to shut. I know that you have but little power, and yet you have kept my word and have not denied my name. - Revelation 3:8
Who Do You Really Care For?
Care says "Not my needs but yours." Do you know someone who will lay down their life for you? Who will weep for you if you drift from the Lord? How many of us have a tear to shed when someone walks away from the faith? Do we really care?
The Providence of God
The mountains rose, the valleys sank down to the place that you appointed for them. You set a boundary that they may not pass, so that they might not again cover the earth. You make springs gush forth in the valleys; they flow between the hills; they give drink to every beast of the field; the wild donkeys quench their thirst. - Psalms 104:8-11
The Lukewarm Church
For you say, I am rich, I have prospered, and I need nothing, not realizing that you are wretched, pitiable, poor, blind, and naked. - Rev 3:17
I Believed Facts About God, But Was Still Dead in My Sins
Mack Tomlinson had intellectual knowledge about God, but was still dead in his sins until the Lord opened his eyes when he was 19 years of age.
What God Says About Work – Part 1
Go to the ant, lazy man; consider her ways and be wise; who, having no guide, overseer or ruler, provides her bread in the summer, and gathers her food in the harvest. - Proverbs 6:6-8
What God Says About Work – Part 2
As a door turns on its hinges, so does a sluggard on his bed. - Proverbs 26:14
What is Christmas About?
Many people do not realize why we have Christmas, or even what Christmas is about. In this sermon, Paul Washer explains the real reason for Christmas and brings to light some encouraging truths regarding Jesus Christ.
How Should We React to the Shootings?
When you look at a guy in the gutter, is he an object of pity or is he wicked for what he is doing? Well it's not either or, he is both, and he has no hope unless God has mercy on him.
What Hebrews 10:26 Does Not Mean (Part 1)
Christians fear and tremble by design, Jeremiah 32:40 says so. This is not the type of fear that draws people away, it is the type of fear that draws them nearer.
What Hebrews 10:26 Does Mean (Part 2)
The Scriptures teach that where there is forgiveness through Christ there is no longer any offering(Heb 10.18) that a person needs to make for the atonement of their sins. The Scriptures also teach that if you reject the truth of Christ, which is the only place of forgiveness, there remains no longer any other place to find a sacrifice for your sins(Heb. 10.26).
Do You Not Yet Perceive?
Jesus calls people to do things that they don't have the resources to do in order to cause us to look to Christ. This is exactly what the Lord called the disciples to do in the the feeding of the five thousand.
Pacifism and Capital Punishment
Theonomy wants to make the Law of Moses the "law of the land," pacifism wants to apply the Sermon on the Mount in a similar fashion. Which position, if either, is Biblical?
Love to God and Love to Men | 2013 Fellowship Conference
You are welcome to join us for the 2013 Fellowship Conference in Denton, Texas on March 28, 29, 30, and 31 (Thursday night through Sunday morning).
I’m Not Going Back to the World
There is nothing in the world that is worth going after, other than being entirely sold out for Christ to the end.
Drinking and Christian Liberties
If all you are about is your Christian liberty and you don't care what this does to somebody else, you are not loving.