Archive for the 'gospel' Category

Growth and Assurance

Saturday, January 30th, 2016

The Apostle Peter writes in 2 Peter 1:5, “And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge.”  At the end of a section of commands or imperatives, he uses four verses, vv. 8-11, to say that the people who are adding are the ones who are making their calling […]

Word of Truth Conference, 2015

Friday, October 30th, 2015

Our Word of Truth Conference (WOT) is coming up quickly and I want to promote it here.  It’s our only conference or meeting like this for the whole year.   Why do we do what we do, like we do it with the WOT?  First, I don’t think we need much in the way of […]

Assurance of Salvation

Saturday, September 5th, 2015

Salvation is by grace through faith alone, and that only authentic grace saves from sin and unto righteousness.  When someone is saved, his life will produce the fruit of good works, which is what salvation looks like.  So much is accomplished through that salvation, including the purpose of man’s existence, God’s glory and pleasure.  We […]

One Person at a Time

Saturday, April 4th, 2015

I was thinking this week about Philip and his evangelism of the Ethiopean eunuch in Acts 8.  I recognize that the eunuch was an important figure in a number of ways: he was a Gentile, he was African, he was a seeker who responded to the revelation he had and God made sure he got […]

What It All Comes Down To

Friday, March 27th, 2015

What does everything come down to?  Everything.  Everything.  Everything comes down to whether you believe in Jesus Christ or not.  God places almost all importance on believing in Jesus Christ.  From our perspective, you could say it is everything.  If we were to think through all the possibilities of what could be that important, perhaps […]

Grace Not to Sin

Friday, March 6th, 2015

Salvation is by grace through faith alone, but grace is not to sin or for sin, but from sin.  God by His grace saves us from sin.  Paul talked about this in Romans 6:1-2, “What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound?  God forbid. How shall we, that are […]

One Cure

Saturday, January 17th, 2015

A few years ago up in Sacramento I was talking to a man who did not like the biblical truth of one way of salvation.  He wouldn’t take one way of salvation unless there were several ways.  There is only one way.  That’s the truth.  I asked the man if he was against there being […]

The Tale of Varied Fruit

Saturday, January 10th, 2015

Jesus in the kingdom parable, the parable of the soils, says that “he that received seed into the good ground is he that heareth the word, and understandeth it; which also beareth fruit, and bringeth forth, some an hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty” (Matthew 13:23).  The good soil is the believing heart, someone who is […]

Why Isn’t It More Clear?

Saturday, December 6th, 2014

Maybe sometimes you wonder why Christianity can’t be respectable to the world.  Why can’t the world just see that the Bible is the truth?  What makes this so hard?  Why couldn’t God have made it easier for them?  Even in Jesus’ time on earth, it would seem, wouldn’t it, that then it would have been […]

My Life to Control

Saturday, October 4th, 2014

As I prepared to write this, the first thought that came to my head was from a song that was written about 30-40 years ago, that begins: “My life Lord is yours to control, I give you my heart and my soul, Not my will, yours ever mine….”  It’s a song, but like a lot […]