In the days of Ezra the prophet, Israel was in much the same state as the Church today. Happily, however, some of the leaders became convicted that they had been neglecting the Word of God — especially that part which was addressed to them: the law of Moses.
As … ➡
In listing the qualifications of a pastor (Titus 1:6-8), Paul told Titus a pastor must always be “holding fast the faithful word as he hath been taught” (Titus 1:9), adding,
“For there are many… vain talkers…” (Titus 1:10).
What do you think those “vain talkers” were saying? Well, … ➡
“Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ” (Eph. 5:20).
Under the law and its sacrificial system, there were sin offerings. Sin offerings were constant reminders of the sinfulness of the ones bringing the sacrifices, continuous reminders of … ➡
The Apostle Paul, referring to his journey to Jerusalem to tell the apostles and elders there about the good news that had been committed to him, says:
“And I went up by revelation and COMMUNICATED UNTO THEM THAT GOSPEL WHICH I PREACH AMONG THE GENTILES, but privately to them
When God gave the instructions for the building of the ark, He told Noah to put one door in the side of the ark: “the door of the ark shalt thou set in the side thereof” (Gen. 6:16).
The ark is a picture of Christ. Being in the ark, … ➡
“Moreover your little ones, which ye said should be a prey, and your children, which in that day had no knowledge between good and evil, they shall go in thither, and unto them will I give it, and they shall possess it” (Deut. 1:39).
In this passage, Moses is … ➡
When the sinner is convicted by the Holy Spirit of the seriousness of sin and of judgment to come, and cries to the Lord to save him, he has, of course, repented, or changed his mind, as the Greek word signifies. Many of God’s servants, however, considering only … ➡
“The grace of God… appeared… teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world” (Titus 2:11,12).
When I was a boy, my mother taught me to be good. I wasn’t under grace, I was under law–the law that Solomon … ➡
“Where does the Bible say that our sins are forgiven past, present and future?”
Speaking of the Lord Jesus Christ, Hebrews 9:25,26 says,
“Nor yet that He should offer Himself often, as the high priest entereth into the holy place every year with blood of others;
“The days of our years are threescore years and ten; and if by reason of strength they be fourscore years, yet is their strength labor and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away” (Psalm 90:10).
With the rising cost of funerals these days many families … ➡
The Bible will always have first place in the life of the spiritual Christian.
It is of utmost importance that we understand this, for some who feel themselves quite spiritual give much time to prayer, but little, if any, to the study of the Word. Such have actually fallen … ➡
What’s the significance of the five loaves and two fishes the Lord used to feed the multitudes (Matt. 14:15-21)?
The significance lies not in the actual number, but in the fact that loaves of bread were smaller in Bible days, with three loaves being about the right amount for … ➡
Before you have placed your trust in Christ as your Lord and Savior, there is nothing whatever you can do to please God or to gain acceptance with Him. John 3:35 declares that “the Father loves the Son” and cares what you think about Him and do with Him. … ➡
If we go to the Scriptures and claim, by faith, the Spirit’s help in overcoming our sins, we enter into the enjoyment of the fullness of spiritual life and blessing. If we fail to do so, we wither and die — as far as our spiritual experience is concerned. … ➡
After our Bible conference last fall in Alcester, England, my son Jesse and I did some sightseeing in London. As we waited for one of London’s legendary double decker tour buses to pick us up, I noticed that the Ritz Hotel across the street had some pockmarks on the … ➡
The Bible mentions a lot of books that aren’t included in God’s Word but that doesn’t prove that He wanted the Apocrypha to be included in the canon of Scripture.
For instance, in the Old Testament it mentions “the book of the wars of the Lord” (Num. 21:14). In … ➡
The sinner’s prayer sounds something like this: “God, I know I’m a sinner and deserve to die for my sins, but I know that Christ died for my sins and rose again. I believe this, and I ask You to save me.”
That certainly sounds innocent enough…it’s just a … ➡
If the Bible makes anything clear, it is the fact that the secret of all God’s good news to man is centered at Calvary. It was because Christ was to die for sin that God could proclaim good news to sinners down through the ages.
It was not until … ➡
A high-rise apartment building caught fire one night, and a man living on one of the upper floors was trapped in his bedroom with no way out. Fire was all around him and certain doom appeared to be his fate. However, one courageous firefighter willingly climbed a ladder to … ➡