When we were lost, we were dead in trespasses and sins. It wasn’t that we transgressed against God every once in awhile. All we ever did was sin and trespass against God and God’s commandments. God purposely used graphic terms to describe what we were in our lost condition. Do […]
Paul says that Jesus Christ has put everything under His feet and been appointed as head over all for the church. Christian, do you realize what is being said? Paul is saying that He who is head over everything and is all powerful, is all powerful on the believer’s behalf! […]
Is there a power in your life that is somehow a reflection of the power that raised Jesus Christ from the dead? Don’t be satisfied with powerless Christianity because Christianity is all about a God who acts in power.
When studying homiletics, the art of sermon preparation and delivery, we must start with James 3:1 and consider how the Bible says, “Not many of you should become teachers, my brothers, for you know that we who teach will be judged with greater strictness.” Here we see that the Bible […]
Brethren, don’t be deceived, Satan does not like praying churches; he loves it when the prayer meetings begin to diminish. Prayer unleashes the power of God and he knows it.
The magi told Herod, “We saw His star when it rose and have come to worship Him.” And indeed they did; upon entering the house…
Ephesians 1:7 – In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of His grace…
Luke 6:46 “Why do you call me ‘Lord, Lord,’ and not do what I tell you?”
Many Reformed theologians consider adoption to be the very highest privilege that the Gospel offers. Yet, it seems that the church has historically neglected this doctrine.
Man lost the greatest of all his privileges: beholding the face of God. Man’s sin hid the greatest Treasure of all from us.
There really are things you can do to be splashing in the water that cleanses and there are things you can do that take you away from there. It is possible by your own actions to put yourself in the waters. It is possible by your own actions to take […]
Is habitual tardiness a sin? If so, how should Christians be living their lives in light of this sin being so overlooked and tolerated as normal in our society and even in some of our churches? Or is it OK?
Sadly many “evangelicals” are uncertain if Christ and Paul are on the same page, and in this message Tim refutes this idea and shows that they clearly are on the same page. We must not…
Mark 1:14 records that Jesus was, “proclaiming the gospel of God” and in verse 15 we see what that consisted of: “repent and believe in the gospel.”
So you also must consider yourselves dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus. – Romans 6:11
The people who Paul calls to “cleanse” themselves “from every defilement of body and spirit” are called “beloved”. It is only by being one of the beloved that a person can live out this verse. So how then does someone become a beloved of the Lord? Tim goes to Acts 20:21 in […]
Since we have these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from every defilement of body and spirit, bringing holiness to completion in the fear of God. – 2 Corinthians 7:1
Matthew 7:13-14 – Enter by the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the way is easy that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many.
You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled under people’s feet. – Matthew 5:13
1 Corinthians 1:18 – For the word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. An Outpouring of Glory – Part 7
David’s attitude of deliberate holiness is impressive and something we should imitate. He is purposeful in his pursuit of holiness when he says in Psalm 119, “I promise to keep your words.”