Why did Jesus speak in parables when one can’t really understand what is being said? Jesus said, “When anyone hears the word of the kingdom and does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what has been sown in his heart. This is what was sown along the path” (Matthew 13:19, ESV). In a
Author: Ron Thomas
Christians are called upon by God to crucify the flesh. “And they that are of Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with the passions and the lusts thereof” (Gal. 5:24, ASV). Without doing so, the person who wants to be saved by God won’t be; this is because his (her) life is plagued with a
There are some who deny that Jesus lived historically. This is to their everlasting shame! They deny this, not because the historical evidence is lacking; no, rather, they deny Jesus existed because they want to be unaccountable for their actions and beliefs. Theirs is a desire to live life in such a delusional world that
Last Sunday’s sermon addressed the B.I.B.L.E. As spelled out, the acrostic reads basic instruction before leaving earth. Here is a little reminder in this bulletin article. Basic. The word basic pertains to foundations or fundamental. When one thinks about the teaching of Scriptures it is clear there is more there than just basic spiritual teachings.
In the grand scheme of this world’s existence, there are competing philosophies. There is a philosophy that says the material universe has always existed. From this material universe that has always existed comes what man knows to be life. In other words, in the long ago there was nothing but inanimate material that corresponded to
Every now and again a person will come in contact with an idea that does not correspond with what another understands about the same topic. Baptism is one of those topics that generate different understandings. For instance, some believe that baptism is scriptural when water is sprinkled on or over the candidate (regardless of age),
Last Sunday evening [12-28-14] it was my plan to preach from Exodus 14 and 15, but with the inclement weather we experienced, I gave attention to some devotional, abbreviated, thoughts instead. On the text of Exodus 14 and 15, it was my intent to highlight the Lord as a warrior (a man of war, 15:3).
Recently there was some noise raised in a church with the Lord’s name in Tennessee as to whether or not it was proper for a female to preach to a mixed assembly. A church in Franklin, TN thought it was acceptable to the Lord and posted a video of a young woman doing as much.
For Bible class this morning I have done much study on Romans 5 and the particular point Paul was making. This study pertained to Romans 5:12-16. I have always enjoyed this portion of the chapter because of its difficulty; if something is difficult, then it requires of me much effort to correctly understand it. This