Archive for the 'Brandenburg' Category

Keeping God’s Words

Saturday, May 27th, 2017

Several times in the upper room discourse, you might notice that Jesus said something like the imperative in John 14:15, “If ye love me, keep my commandments.” Same chapter, v. 21, then says, “He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me,” v. 23, “If a man love me, he […]

The Heart

Saturday, May 13th, 2017

The concept of heart is woven into English culture. This comes from the Bible, because it’s from there that people understand the existence of and importance of the heart. I’m not talking about the pulsating muscle in the middle of the chest, although they relate to one another in a certain fashion. The two words, […]

Baptism By Immersion for Believers Only into the Church

Saturday, May 6th, 2017

No saved person in the New Testament refuses baptism by immersion. A person is saved and then he is baptized. It is an act of obedience. Jesus told John, Suffer it to be so to fulfill all righteousness. Going unbaptized is unrighteous as a practice, according to Jesus. Paul uses the terminology, baptized into Christ’s […]

Just Because a Lot of People

Friday, April 28th, 2017

A common view of the world is that since a certain number or a whole lot of people think a certain way, then it must be true, the sense here being that whether something is true is based upon a majority vote. Most of the history of the world saw nations that did not think […]

The Superiority of Scriptural Evidence for the Resurrection

Friday, April 21st, 2017

If I had preached a traditional Easter sermon today, I would have preached about the Bible as evidence of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Believing in Jesus Christ is as much or more than anything, believing in the resurrection of Jesus Christ. The defeat of death could be described as our salvation. If Jesus defeated […]

The Evidence God Gives

Saturday, April 15th, 2017

Men by themselves don’t know what is the right or correct standard of evidence for the truth. As this is applied to believing the Lord, most men would say that they want more. If God gave more, would that be better? That is where God is right and we are wrong. The people God saves […]

Diagnosing a World of Lies

Saturday, April 8th, 2017

When the most fundamental, foundational truths no longer are received or accepted as true, that is, we will not believe the truth, then we are left with a world of lies. The truth doesn’t matter any more, except as a matter of personal taste. In that sense it is just relative truth. It’s truth relative […]

God Wants Seeking

Saturday, April 1st, 2017

I’ve preached on this in different ways in the last year, but I also talk about it with various people out in evangelism. God doesn’t want knowledge of His existence like knowledge that your foot exists, that is, recognition that He’s here. We see this all over scripture, which is the major means by which […]

Christians and Social Networking

Saturday, March 25th, 2017

Instagram started in 2010. For most of human history, people lived without it. You could say they were missing nothing, except that instagram isn’t nothing. In general, I’d say that it causes problems. In and of itself it’s not wrong, like a piece of paper isn’t wrong—it depends on how it is used. Social networking […]

The Main Point of the Bible

Saturday, March 18th, 2017

What’s the main point of the Bible? This is a common discussion among Christians, church leaders, and theologians. The Bible has a unified meaning if it is not a hodge-podge of literature culled from disparate sources, and it is not. It has a central theme, unified around its one Author, God Himself. Nothing in scripture […]