Jim Wolf spent more than seven years behind bars. But he spent more years than that in the bondage of sin. As a youth, Jim spent much of his time on the street selling drugs, breaking into people’s houses, stealing, lying, cheating. Those years brought a harvest of trouble. Fights. The law. Jail.
God has created man with a controllable sex drive. Gratification cancels out satisfaction; satisfaction means no immediate gratification. You and I continually make the choice between the two...because we cannot have both.
Man's worship of God can never be correct until he has a right concept of God. Since God is invisible it is impossible to make images of Him. Even if we would never worship images it is still very possible to live in idolatry by worshiping a false concept of God.
“How do you plead?” the judge asked. I swallowed. I hadn’t realized how difficult this would be. “Guilty,” I answered. Guilty. We have all felt guilty at one time or another. More than that, we have all been guilty.
Is Halloween just innocent fun? Where did this holiday originate? Why do people still observe it today? Do you know the meanings behind some of the common symbols associated with Halloween? Is it okay for Christians to celebrate this day? If you cannot answer these questions, read on....
Evangelism was a very important part of the work of the early church. Christians went everywhere telling the good news. But as we read Acts and the epistles we can see that the work of evangelism gradually changed. This essay suggests making evangelism a church calling as well as a personal one.
Is this your answer? When I arrive at the pearly gate, I hope I will be good enough. God says, “By grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: not of works, lest any man should boast” (Ephesians 2:8, 9).
Some reading material has a way of holding my attention and reading it is a pleasure. Even doctrinal articles are occasionally written this way. Some reading material is boring and the writer rambles on and on. That type of reading is drudgery. What makes the difference?
Decisions, decisions! How can we know what is best to do? A ten-point checklist to help us make decisions according to our Lord's will. And a timely reminder at the end of the list: Although knowing His will is important, DOING His will is the mark of true wisdom.
Coronavirus! What can I do to prepare? Should I be alarmed? Preparation is always wise. Have you prepared your heart for coronavirus? Have you prepared your heart spiritually? “Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts; and let him return unto the Lord"
If I am saved, can I lose my salvation? How secure is my salvation? A brief, intense treatise on the doctrine of salvation and eternal security, and a look at sovereign free will, with a list of references to corroborate statements made, and another of verses used to promote unconditional security