“Now if Christ is preached that He has been raised from the dead, how do some among you say that there is no resurrection of the dead. But if there is no resurrection of the dead, then Christ is not risen… And if Christ is not risen, your faith is futile; you are still in your sins! Then also thoseContinue reading “Christ is Risen”
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Who Says the Crowd is Right?
When growing up, my parents cautioned me about crowd mentality. They warned me not to follow the crowd. I took their advice. Following the crowd will take you places you may not want to go. A pastor gave me the same advice although couched a little differently. He would say, “Who says the crowd’s right?”Continue reading “Who Says the Crowd is Right?”
The Next Generation
Growing up in a rural area, there were a lot of folks around us who had gardens. My grandfather lived on one side of us and my uncle on the other side. They always planted a garden. But gardens seemed to have lost their importance with the ease of going to a grocery store toContinue reading “The Next Generation”
My Faith has Found a Resting Place
The lyrics below are from a hymn titled, My Faith has Found a Resting Place, composed by Elizabeth E. Hewitt in the late1800s. She knew something of eternal security and the peace that comes from trusting in Jesus. She was born in Philadelphia in 1851. She became a teacher, but a spinal injury forced herContinue reading “My Faith has Found a Resting Place”
Assurance of Heaven is the Gospel Part 1
Have you ever ask someone, “Are you 100% sure you will go to heaven when you die?” This is often referred to in Christianity as the doctrine of eternal security. Some will argue that it’s impossible to know. Others will say that you can choose to walk away from God. There are also those whoContinue reading “Assurance of Heaven is the Gospel Part 1”
No Resurrection; No Hope
“From that time Jesus began to show to His disciples that He must go to Jerusalem, and suffer many things from the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised the third day” (Matthew 16:21). The death of Jesus Christ on the cross and His bodily resurrection is the event thatContinue reading “No Resurrection; No Hope”
Are you Walking in Darkness?
I lived about ten years earlier in life in spiritual darkness. When walking in darkness you live without the influence of spiritual light. I had a relationship with God through faith in Christ, but I lived in darkness for a number of years. If you live in darkness, you have no fellowship with God. WeContinue reading “Are you Walking in Darkness?”
Scary Bible Verses
Often when we read the Bible we come across verses that cause us to fear. It may be that we have listened to someone who wrongly explained the verse. Typically a wrong understanding comes from misunderstanding the context. This month I am going to write about some that have caused me angst in the past.Continue reading “Scary Bible Verses”