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Category: Scripture

  • C. S. Lewis & The Problem of Hell

    By Juan Valdes, Reasons for Hope “Hell is God’s great compliment to the reality of human freedom and the dignity of human choice.” G. K. Chesterton In The Problem of Pain, Lewis dedicates a chapter to the doctrine of hell. Lewis’s thesis … Continue reading

  • Daily Devotional: The waterer watered

    Spurgeon at the Metropolitan Tabernacle: 365 Sermons – Wednesday, April 23, 2014 ‘He that watereth shall be watered also himself.’ Proverbs 11:25 Suggested Further Reading: Job 29:11–25 You would often find that in trying to water others yougained instruction. Go talk to … Continue reading

  • Romans 8:28—For my good? Really?

    By Shari Abbott, Reasons for Hope When things don’t appear to be working together for good, how can we believe that they are? In the face of trials and tribulation, we all know that it’s difficult to stand strong.  Faith … Continue reading

  • Exposition of Romans – Part 121

    The Judgment of God: A Most Inconvenient Truth – Part 2 Text: Romans 10:1-13 Introduction: The expression, “The apple didn’t fall very far from the tree” is another way of saying “Like father, like son.”  This is certainly the case … Continue reading

  • Daily Devotional: Resurrection—Christ the firstfruits

    Spurgeon at the Metropolitan Tabernacle: 365 Sermons – Sunday, April 20, 2014 ‘But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept.’ 1 Corinthians 15:20 Suggested Further Reading: Romans 6:5–11 Why is it that the resurrection … Continue reading

  • Why It Was a ‘Good’ Friday

    by Henry Morris III, D.Min. * “As soon as it was day, the elders of the people, both chief priests and scribes, came together and led Him into their council.” (Luke 22:66) The origin of “Good Friday” ceremonies are somewhat … Continue reading

  • Daily Devotional: Strong meat

    Spurgeon at the Metropolitan Tabernacle: 365 Sermons – Saturday, April 19, 2014 ‘But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.’Hebrews … Continue reading

  • Daily Devotional: Exposition of the doctrines of grace (2. Introduction to evening session)

    Spurgeon at the Metropolitan Tabernacle: 365 Sermons – Friday, April 18, 2014  Suggested Reading: Ezekiel 37:1–14 There are some who say, ‘To what purpose after all, is your inviting any to come, when the Spirit of God alone constrains them to … Continue reading

  • Do We Have Guardian Angels?

    By Shari Abbott, Reasons for Hope In recent years angels have become a very popular subject.  TV shows, movies and books have told about the works of God’s angels — all too often wrongly, and quite often with very little mention … Continue reading

  • It Wasn’t the Nails

    This short, powerful and moving video will remind you of what the Lord Jesus Christ did for you on the cross. Watch this Two Minute Teaching and remember the grace you have been given and commit to living your life … Continue reading

  • Daily Devotional: The great liberator

    Spurgeon at the Metropolitan Tabernacle: 365 Sermons ‘If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.’John 8:36 Suggested Further Reading:Romans 8:12–17 If you are free, then remember that you have changed your lodging-place, for the slave and … Continue reading

  • Ai and Old Testament Chronology: Who Cares?

    On February 8, 2014, a symposium was held at Houston Baptist University in conjunction with the new archaeological exhibit, ” Khirbet el-Maqatir: History of a Biblical Site.” In this video, Dr. Eugene Merrill presents, “Ai and Old Testament Chronology: Who … Continue reading

  • Daily Devotional: Jesus appearing to Mary Magdalene

    Spurgeon at the Metropolitan Tabernacle: 365 Sermons ‘Now when Jesus was risen early the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom he had cast seven devils.’ Mark 16:9 Suggested Further Reading: John 20:11–18 He said, … Continue reading

  • The Historicity of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ: Part 1

    by Gary R Gromacki PhD INTRODUCTION: Something happened over 1,970 years ago that changed the course of world history. This event turned men of fear into men of faith. This event explains the existence of the Church and changes in the … Continue reading

  • What’s Your Judas Experience?

    By Shari Abbott, Reasons for Hope With this Sunday beginning Holy Week, the time in which we remember Jesus’ final days before the cross, we should take the time to reflect on His journey. It began on the day we … Continue reading

  • Daily Devotional: Heedlessness in religion

    Spurgeon at the Metropolitan Tabernacle: 365 Sermons – Tuesday, April 15, 2014 ‘But Jehu took no heed to walk in the law of the Lord God of Israel with all his heart: for he departed not from the sins of … Continue reading

  • Exposition of Romans – Part 120

    The Judgment of God: A Most Inconvenient Truth – Part 1 Text: Romans 10:1-13 Introduction: Salvation was once clearly understood to refer to the work of Christ in delivering people from the awful reality of eternal damnation.  Nowadays, however, salvation … Continue reading

  • Daily Devotional: The last census

    Spurgeon at the Metropolitan Tabernacle: 365 Sermons – Monday, April 14, 2014 ‘The Lord shall count, when he writeth up the people, that this man was born there.’ Psalm 87:6 Suggested Further Reading: Revelation 20:11–15 The matters with which the census shall … Continue reading

  • Weekly Inspiration: Grace Comes After You

    by Max Lucado God’s grace!  It has a wildness about it.  A white-water, rip-tide, turn-you-upside-downess about it. Grace comes after you! Some years ago I underwent a heart procedure.  I asked the surgeon, “You’re burning the interior of my heart, … Continue reading

  • Proverbs 6

    1 My son, if thou be surety for thy neighbor,and hast stricken hands with the stranger, 2 Thou art snared with the words of thy mouth: thou art even taken with the words of thine own mouth. 3 Do this now, my Son, and deliver thyself: seeing … Continue reading