Blessings for those who believe

Text: John 20:29, “Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed.”

Believers are blessed, and the celebration of this day is the reason we are blessed. Jesus conquered death, hell, and the grave not for Himself, but for all of mankind.

Eternal life
The blessing Jesus is speaking about is life. Believing in Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior results in eternal life. That is: life forever in heaven, in fellowship with God your Creator. In our current state of life, it is difficult to grasp theContinue Reading

Priesthood of the believer

There are five verses referring to believers being priests. First Peter 2:5 Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ. First Peter 2:9 But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people;Continue ReadingContinue Reading

Satan’s attack on church leadership

Please be sure to have pen and paper ready. There is a lot to cover, and important ideas and questions will be lost if not written down. If you are writing notes for yourself, I want to ask that you also keep a page to turn in to me. As I speak, write down pointsContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Have you been touched by evil?

Sermon: Do you believe in spiritual warfare? Do you believe it has influence on you? In order to engage your worst enemy you must acknowledge more than his existence. You must acknowledge his influence. Second Corinthians 4:4 says, “In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lestContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Insults and imbeciles

“He may look like an idiot and talk like an idiot but don’t let that fool you. He really is an idiot.” – Groucho Marx To answer a fool or not. That is the question. Proverb 26:4 advises, “Answer not a fool according to his folly, lest thou also be like unto him.” And yet,Continue Reading

Personal or environmental choice to follow Christ?

It has been said by many that children raised in a godly home and church will most certainly choose to follow the Lord. And yet, so many do not. The conclusion is that the home and the church were not truly godly or godly enough. Or, it may be that in spite of the godlinessContinue Reading

Bible translation thoughts

A reader sent the following note to me to entice me to purchase a book. I declined because of the errors I saw in the note. I am posting this for the value of the critique. Many comments made in this note are all too common and all too wrong. So, I thought it wouldContinue Reading

Wrested verses

Following are a list of verses sent to me for explanation. The person sending the verses said he was confused by the doctrinal conflict between “once saved always saved” and “works for salvation.” Wrested Verse 1: Philippians:2:12, “Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more inContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Why I rejected evolution

As an atheist, I believed in evolution as fact. It was the only explanation for existence. But after attending a lecture on creation science, I began to rethink the question of origins. The speaker had pointed out several things that I knew were true, but I never considered the implications. He also said some thingsContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Virgin Power

The vast majority of teens (87 percent) surveyed said they do not think it is embarrassing for teens to admit they are virgins. [National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy. (2000). The Cautious Generation? Teens Tell Us About Sex, Virginity, and "The Talk". Washington, DC: Author.] All methods of birth control have a failure rate, ranging from 0.05 percentContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Before You Marry

God’s Word is the definitive authority on what is right and what is best. Morality is not determined by feelings, logic, or popular opinion. Physical intimacy is to be avoided until you are married. First Corinthians 7:1-2 “Now concerning the things whereof ye wrote unto me: It is good for a man not to touchContinue Reading

Muslim panel report

I want to express my sincere gratitude to the Muslim Student Association for the invitation to participate in this interfaith dialogue and to share with you the Christian Gospel message recorded in the Bible. I also want to thank Amy Christianson for her gracious and helpful communications and arrangements making it possible for me toContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Evidence for the Resurrection of Jesus Christ

Jesus is alive and well! Three days after Jesus Christ was unmercifully and shamefully crucified, He arose in triumph over death, hell, and the grave. It was a real event.  First century letter confirms miracle during Christ’s crucifixion. Cornelius Tacitus (52-54 A.D.) A Roman historian and Governor of Asia, and son-in-law to Julius Agricola wroteContinue Reading

Education God’s way

God’s ways are indeed superior to any that man has devised. I believe this so much that I have volunteered as a science teacher in the Fayetteville Christian School for the past fourteen years. I teach ninth, tenth, and eleventh grade physical science, biology, and chemistry. The humanistic schools in our area are not anContinue Reading

Write your testimony of salvation

Answer the following five questions, and then combine them into a single essay. Some people use their testimonies to make their own personalized Gospel tract. 1. When were you saved? This helps people understand that salvation occurs at a point in time when you accept God’s invitation to save you. You are not Christian becauseContinue Reading

Ten Commandments

And he [Moses] was there with the LORD forty days and forty nights; he did neither eat bread, nor drink water. And he wrote upon the tables the words of the covenant, the ten commandments. -Ex 34:28 Thou shalt have no other gods before me. Exodus 20:3 Thou shalt not make unto thee any gravenContinue Reading

AntiChrist unawares

In our ‘Reach the World for Christ’ seminar August 8, 2013, we examined the principle of reverse multiplication. That is, we examined what it means to not engage in the Great Commission of ‘Go, teach, baptize, and teach’ in training new disciples. If we disciple one person a year for ten years, with subsequent 100%Continue ReadingContinue Reading

The Prodigal Son in the Key of F

Author Unknown, Feeling footloose and frisky, a featherbrained fellow forced his father to fork over his farthings. Fast he flew to foreign fields and frittered his family’s fortune, feasting fabulously with floozies and faithless friends. Flooded with flattery he financed a full-fledged fling of “funny foam” and fast food. Fleeced by his fellows in folly,Continue ReadingContinue Reading

Does God have a freewill?

Several questions spin off of this original question such as: Does an infinite God have infinite options to choose from? If not, then does He lack freewill? If God cannot sin, and it is impossible for God to lie (Hebrews 6:18), then does God lack freewill? If God’s only option to choose from is that whichContinue Reading

Life Verse

“Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God – First Corinthians 10:31. A life verse sums your life’s thoughts, actions, and purpose. There are numerous life verses to choose from in the Bible. More than likely, you may have a different verse for your life at differentContinue Reading