Archive for the 'gospel' Category

Never Forget

Saturday, September 17th, 2016

In Luke 13:4-5, Jesus posed a question related to a tower falling with many deaths, “Or those eighteen, upon whom the tower in Siloam fell, and slew them, think ye that they were sinners above all men that dwelt in Jerusalem? I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.” Fifteen […]

Pastoring Saved People

Friday, August 5th, 2016

The Apostle Paul writes and explains in Romans 6 why sin won’t have dominion over you any longer once you have been declared righteous, justified, by grace through faith. The first fourteen verses say you have a new life, which isn’t the same as the old, a righteous life, not a sinful life. Then verses […]

God Alone Saves

Saturday, April 30th, 2016

God alone saves.  God saves alone.  Not only does God do the saving alone, but He does it His way.  He doesn’t save our way.  He saves in a way that brings Him glory.  God deserves glory.  He above all things deserves the highest value, especially from His creation, and even more so from His […]

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 […]