Ask the average believer what the Bible word “grace” means, and he will doubtless reply, “unmerited favor”.
Actually, however, grace is much more than this.
Subjectively, it is that loving attitude, or disposition, on God’s part, from which all His kindness toward us flows.
Objectively, it is … ➡
Did you ever wonder how the figure of speech found in our title came to be used for the revealing of a secret? Some say it goes back to a time when piglets were sold in bags in open-air markets. In those days, an unscrupulous merchant might sell an … ➡
“Atheists say that God is a thug and is not moral at all… what about the story of the bear mauling kids to death just because they called someone bald? Why is such material recorded in the Word of God?”
“… Elisha… went up… and… there came forth little
As I once left a restaurant, the cashier and part owner asked how “the pastor” was feeling. I replied: “Fine. The Lord has been very good to me.”
With this she began to tell how good the Lord had been to her. She had come to America from … ➡
“Not giving heed to Jewish fables, and commandments of men, that turn from the truth” (Titus 1:13,14).
The “vain talkers…of the circumcision” in Crete (Tit. 1:10) were telling “Jewish fables” that were turning men from the truth, so Paul told Titus to tell people to put them on the … ➡
“If no one can see God’s face and live (Ex. 33:20), how did He speak to Moses ‘face to face’ (Ex. 33:11)?”
The phrase “face to face” can be taken literally (2 John 1:12), but it can also be taken in a figurative sense. For instance, God is said … ➡
“If Solomon was given such great wisdom, why wasn’t he able to use it in his own affairs?”
Solomon is well known for the wisdom he demonstrated when two women both claimed to be the mother of a baby boy. His suggestion that the baby be divided in half … ➡
Many people fear that they will never reach heaven. Some try not to think about it, while others struggle to “be good,” hoping that they will finally “make it.” Very few, comparatively, are sure of heaven.
The real pity is that so few understand what it is that … ➡
The Bible clearly states that “as many as have sinned without law shall also perish without law; and as many as have sinned in the law shall be judged by the law” (Rom. 2:12).
Some people overlook or forget the fact that entirely apart from the Law, sin kills. … ➡
The Apostle Paul, referring to the crucifixion, declares that “God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto Himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation” (2 Cor. 5:19).
How could He have shown sinners more conclusively that He desires their good … ➡
When our dog Honey begin to have difficulties getting off the floor and walking, I felt compelled to find a homemade, nutritional alternative to mass-processed commercially bagged and canned dog food.
After only two to three weeks, the results were evident. After a couple months, her debilitating symptoms are … ➡
“Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye steadfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labor is not in vain in the Lord” (I Corinthians 15:58).
Probably the most commonly asked question of a seven year old is, “What do you want … ➡
“Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord” (I Cor. 15:58).
What wonderful words of assurance! Who among us has not felt, at some time or another, … ➡
Every true Christian knows by experience that the Holy Spirit does not, upon saving us, take possession of us and thenceforth supernaturally cause us to live lives pleasing to God. Rather, as with salvation, so with the Christian life, He operates in the believer “by grace through faith”.
Powerful … ➡
Believers of all ages allow themselves to participate in verbal bullying and many of us enable perpetrators by listening to things that should never be spoken. The Bible gives us an answer about how every godly Christian should respond to vicious words spoken against someone else.
God tells us … ➡
The present trend in American moral conduct is downward. Increasing thousands all about us are throwing restraint to the winds “to enjoy the pleasures of sin”.
Most of all, we have disregarded the Word of God. No longer does the Bible hold the first place in our homes. It … ➡
Everybody knows that Columbus discovered America, but few people know Columbus the sincere believer in the Lord Jesus Christ, who braved the dangers of the ocean vastness mainly because it was his deep desire to bring the gospel to the Indies. His perseverance in the face of almost insurmountable … ➡
“Paul, a servant of God…” (Titus 1:1).
It’s interesting that Paul would call himself a “servant of God,” for that exact phrase is only used four times earlier in the Bible, and each time it was used of Moses (I Chron. 6:49; 24:9; Neh. 10:29; Dan. 9:11). So … ➡